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Ferguson Is Still Everywhere if You're Black

by Rika Tyler and T-Dubb-O

It's been 311 days since our fallen brethren Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot in Canfield Apartments in Ferguson, Mo. by Ferguson… Read More

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Haitians Forced from the Dominican Republic

by Dimitry Elias Léger

The first time I traveled internationally without my parents I, predictably, lost my green card. It was the summer of ’97… Read More

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The Real Black Women of Spokane Deserve to be Seen

by Alicia Walters

When I first saw Rachel Dolezal in my hometown of Spokane, Washington, I wondered, “Who on Earth is this White chick?” I… Read More

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The Infallibility of Miss Ann
(Or, the Last Rachel Dolezal Thinkpiece Ever)

by Jamilah Lemieux

If you were asked to close your eyes and think of racist violence against Black folks—White on Black crime, if you will—I’d… Read More

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[SHADE BRIGADE] King Center to Montel Williams: Sit Down

by Michael Arceneaux

Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master of Shade, calls… Read More

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Kalief Browder's Death Was a Homicide...and We Are All Guilty

by Marlon Peterson

This is prom season for high school students. Just last week, my neighbor’s son stood outside my Bed-Stuy apartment building… Read More


How Anti-Abortion Laws CriminalizeBlack Women

by Renee Bracey Sherman

On Saturday, 23-year-old Kenlissa Jones of Albany, Georgia was arrested and held without bond at the Dougherty County jail on charges… Read More

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CNN's Ashleigh Banfield Misses the Point in McKinney Incident

by Arisha Hatch

Dear Ashleigh Banfield, This past week was an all-too-familiar scene across our news media; police violence against Black… Read More

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A New 'Pathway' to Electing Black Women

by Michael Arceneaux

Black women have the highest voter turnout of all demographics, and yet, in a country comprised of 37% of people of color, White… Read More

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