Yesterday Was Columbus Day, But I Forgot on Purpose

Yesterday Was Columbus Day, But I Forgot on Purpose

by Madison J. Gray

About a block away from our New York office, the annual Columbus Day parade went by Monday afternoon, with all the pageantry, music and celebration… Read More

Why Those ‘Suffragette' T-Shirts are a Racial Slap

Why Those ‘Suffragette' T-Shirts are a Racial Slap

by Jamilah Lemieux

There are so many women (and a number of men, if we’re really being honest) I have come across who are very feminist in thought… Read More

Ben Carson

Who is Ben Carson and Why Did He Mock Police Brutality?

by Damon Young

Who is Ben Carson? He  is the guy Cuba Gooding Jr played in Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story. And, if you’re… Read More

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by Kierna Mayo

I have exactly one celebrity friend. Don’t get me wrong; after covering stars of some sort or another for 23 years, I’m… Read More

Can Conservative Politics Use Faith to Manipulate the Faithful?

Can Conservative Politics Use Faith to Manipulate the Faithful?

by Jouelzy

It’s been 42 years since Roe vs. Wade made abortions a legal procedure in the United States and conservative politicians with their eyes on… Read More

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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

Let the Symbols Be the First Step

Let the Symbols Be the First Step

by Damon Young

Let’s start with a concession that would seem to contradict the premise of this piece: They’re right. “They”… Read More

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How Is Your Bill Cosby Defense Holding Up Today?

FINALLY FINISHED:
How Is Your Bill Cosby Defense Holding Up Today?

by Jamilah Lemieux

Despite the efforts of lawyers, former co-stars and misguided pseudo-Black Nationalists who have fought desperately over the past… Read More

White Silence Kills 9 in Charleston

White Silence Kills 9 in Charleston

by Jamilah Lemieux

Black people cannot change the hearts and minds of White racists, and we have exhausted ourselves beyond measure trying. We have… Read More

South Carolina Police Officer Charged With Murder After Shooting Man In Back Michael Slager Walter Scott

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Murder of Walter Scott May Leave Killer's Dogs Without Owner!

by Jamilah Lemieux

When it comes to the predictable cycle of outrage that follows an incident of police brutality, it is often easier for us to address… Read More

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