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[OP ED] Ferguson Commission Report: More of the Same Bad News

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Over the past year, the Ferguson Commission has met to discuss and study racial and economic gaps in St. Louis with the goal of proposing policy recommendations… Read More

One In Three

One In Three

by Glenn E. Martin

My journey to intellectual and spiritual freedom began in 1995 with the bone-crushing grip of a pair of NYPD handcuffs. What followed was a six-year… Read More

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[OP ED] The Other Refugee Crisis

by France François

Yanique’s Dominican neighbors, the same people she had lived and worked side by side with for decades, pounded on her door… Read More

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[Personal Essay] Cut to Video: Reflections on James Blake, On-Camera Police Brutality

by Curtis Stephen

Hours after James Blake was body-slammed to the sidewalk and handcuffed by an undercover NYPD officer in a case of mistaken identity outside the ritzy… Read More

Star-studded Concert Celebrates the Life of Helen Burns Jackson, Mother of Rev. Jesse Jackson

Star-studded Concert Celebrates the Life of Helen Burns Jackson, Mother of Rev. Jesse Jackson

by Deborah Douglas

“If there had been no Jesse Jackson, there would be no Barack Obama,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a packed crowd at… Read More

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[Sex & Sexuality] Black Lesbian Taboos Explored in The Same Difference

by Josie Pickens

Nuanced, full, expository Black stories matter, maybe more today than ever.  As a renewed fire breathes lives into the ongoing Black struggle… Read More

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Police Kill 'Suicidal' NC Man

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Police Kill 'Suicidal' NC Man

by D. Smith

Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced her decision to pay the family of Freddie Gray a… Read More

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GASPING FOR AIR:
Climate Change and the Black Community

by Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr.

The struggle of people of color for equality in the 20th century has become a struggle for existence in the 21st century… Read More

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Why Black Women Should Join Unions

by Lorretta Johnson

I started working as a classroom aide in Baltimore 50 years ago. My colleagues and I—mostly black women—were making $2.25… Read More

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Separate Trials for Cops in Freddie Gray Death

by D. Smith

Yesterday, prosecutors and the defense attorneys representing the six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of… Read More

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