Senate GOP's Plan for Planned Parenthood Takes Aim at Black Families

Senate GOP's Plan for Planned Parenthood Takes Aim at Black Families

by Renee Bracey Sherman

On Thursday the Senate passed legislation to repeal sections of the Affordable Care Act and defund Planned Parenthood by a 52-47 vote. The vote comes… Read More

End of the Amen Corner: It Will Take More Than Prayer to End Mass Shootings<br />

End of the Amen Corner: It Will Take More Than Prayer to End Mass Shootings

by Madison J. Gray

The front page of the New York Daily News said it all: “God Isn’t Fixing This.” Read More

In Daniel Holtzclaw Case, Accusers Seem to Be the Ones on Trial

In Daniel Holtzclaw Case, Accusers Seem to Be the Ones on Trial

by Deborah Douglas

Somebody should be in the courtroom watching out for the interests of the 13 Black women who have accused former Oklahoma City policeman Daniel Holtzclaw… Read More

Chicago Fires Its Top Cop, But We Need Community Control

Chicago Fires Its Top Cop, But We Need Community Control

by Dante Barry

On Monday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy after citywide protests in response to the release of footage… Read More

Like Rosa Parks, Modern Activists Are Also 'Tired' But Motivated

Like Rosa Parks, Modern Activists Are Also 'Tired' But Motivated

by Thabiti Lewis

Who would have thought that 60 years ago on December 1 1955 when 42-year-old Rosa Parks refused to relinquish her seat on bus number 2857 in Montgomery… Read More

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Why HIV/AIDS is Both a Public Health and a Civil Rights Issue

by C. Virginia Fields

Since the first cases of AIDS were reported more than three decades ago, the medical community has made significant progress in prevention and treatment… Read More

How Do You Age in Hip-Hop? The Tension Between Relevance and Legacy<br />

How Do You Age in Hip-Hop? The Tension Between Relevance and Legacy

by Blavity.com

“Relevant” is the most overused word in discussions about hip-hop today. It’s often misunderstood as a synonym for “good,”… Read More

Here Are All the People Donald Trump Insulted at the GOP Debate

Message to Black Clergy: Think of Trump's Rhetoric Before Meeting With Him

by #teamEBONY

We write to you as fellow clergy, community organizers, scholars, socially aware Christians, and/or concerned voters who are deeply confounded by… Read More

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A Helping of Truth for Thanksgiving

by Jovan Brown

The Thanksgiving tale is just that: a dollop of folklore told to children as a historical truth that catapulted the holiday we graciously adorn with… Read More

Late Release of Laquan McDonald Video Reveals Several Failures in Chicago

Late Release of Laquan McDonald Video Reveals Several Failures in Chicago

by Kanu Iheukumere

The cover of a Thanksgiving feast and Black Friday sales won’t block the perception that Chicago’s mayor and city council, and Cook County’s… Read More

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