On Charlie Sheen, HIV and White Privilege

On Charlie Sheen, HIV and White Privilege

Wrestler Tiger Mandingo was sentenced to jail for the exact same reckless behavior as Charlie Sheen: HIV positive having unprotected sex. Josie Pickens examines the double-standard [read more]


Black Women:
Still Trapped By the Pay Gap

by Susana Morris

Women serve on the Supreme Court, run Fortune 500 companies, and wield political power in the halls of Congress. However, despite… Read More

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Black Women's Health is a Human Right

by Monica Simpson and Katrina Anderson

In LaKeisha’s hometown of Atlanta, black women die in childbirth at a rate more than three times the national average.   LaKeisha… Read More

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Black Girls and 20 Years of 'Zero Tolerance' Policies

by Monique W. Morris

Atiya Haynes, a high school honor student in Michigan, was recently  Read More

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EBONY.com Goes Purple for #SpiritDay

by Tiq Milan

For the last five years, GLAAD has rallied the masses to ‘go purple’ for Spirit Day as a show of solidarity against the… Read More

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'Many Voices' Campaign Highlights Black Clergy in Support of LGBT Issues

by Susana Morris

There is a popular perception that the Black church is a hotbed of homophobia, a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender… Read More

The Criminal Unrapeability of Black Women

The Criminal Unrapeability of Black Women

by Kali Nicole Gross

Black womanhood = criminal perversion. This equation leapt to mind in wake of allegations of harassment claimed by Daniele Watts… Read More

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Once Again, Stats Show That Black Girls Are Not 'Just Fine'

by Monique W. Morris

Did you know that Black girls are often steered away from rigorous math and science courses in high school, which has later repercussions… Read More

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Mainstream Media vs Black People:
Trolling or Indifference?

by Jamilah Lemieux

Black women across the land are annoyed with The New York Times and the persistent ability of writer Alessandra Stanley… Read More

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Hey Millennials!
Speak Up. Show Out. VOTE

by Kelley Robinson

As we come off of the heels of celebrating Women’s Equality Day  — which commemorates the 19th Amendment that granted… Read More

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Michael Sam Still Matters

by Wade A. Davis, II

On Saturday August 30th, Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams, the team that drafted him in the 7th of 2014… Read More

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