[Influencers] N.J.Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter is On a Mission

[Influencers] N.J.Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter is On a Mission

by Karen Roberts

Tackling tough political issues seems to come naturally for New Jersey State Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter. She’s been in office just four years… Read More

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The Grim Sleeper and the Invisibility of Black Female Victims

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On Thursday, Lonnie D. Franklin Jr. was convicted of murdering 10 people--nine… Read More

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Lead Prosecutor in Laquan McDonald Case Steps Down

by #teamEBONY

The prosecutor who announced charges against the Chicago police officer who fatally shot Laquan McDonald announced she is withdrawing from the case. Cook… Read More

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Charlotte's School Segregation Problem is Both Persistent and Damaging

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The bustling Southern city of Charlotte, North Carolina, is once again grappling with segregated schools, a problem we had all but conquered nearly… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

The Wilmington chapter of the NAACP is calling on state officials to shed more light on the death of a wheelchair-bound man who was killed by police… Read More

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by Jamilah Lemieux

I traveled to the campus of Morehouse College last week to help facilitate a Planned Parenthood-sponsored panel about sexual assault and consent… Read More

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Donald Trump's Irritating Way of Racial Pandering

by Sophia Nelson, Esq

Whelp. There it is—the very thing that a year ago nobody thought could happen, has happened: Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

President Barack Obama is visiting in Flint, Michigan, a city devastated by contaminated water in recent months. He was greeted by Michigan Gov. Rick… Read More

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Tamir Rice's Mother to Speak at Kent State

by #teamEBONY

Tamir Rice's mother will give the keynote speech at this year's commemoration of the 1970 shootings at Kent State University. Organizers… Read More

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#MediaSoWhite: No Clue About Blackness? No Problem!

by Jamilah Lemieux

I made it a point not to let White writers (nor Black men, to be fair) ruin Beyonce’s bittersweet Lemonade album for me by actively… Read More

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