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#ShoutYourAbortion Cries Loud

by Josie Pickens

Last week, by a 247-187 vote, the House of Representatives approved a bill that would end federal funding for Planned Parenthood… Read More

Abortion: It Was My Choice, and the Right One for Me

Abortion: It Was My Choice, and the Right One for Me

by #teamEBONY

Once upon a time, I had an abortion. It’s something I can say just as matter-of-factly as “I had eggs for breakfast” and… Read More

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Social Media Gets Invaded on #BlackOutDay

by Cory Townes

If you've been seeing a surge of pictures today of our beautiful Black boys and girls from across the globe all… Read More

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Fixing a Broken Justice System from Within

by Cassie M. Chew

In the two years since the acquittal of a neighborhood watchman for the killing of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, there have been nearly a dozen… Read More

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration?<br />

Are Black Women Paying the Costs of Incarceration?

by Monique W. Morris

With more than 2.4 million people in jails and prisons, the United States spends $80 billion a year to sustain its system of incarceration—more… Read More

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[OP ED] Ferguson Commission Report: More of the Same Bad News

by Charles F. Coleman Jr.

Over the past year, the Ferguson Commission has met to discuss and study racial and economic gaps in St. Louis with the goal of proposing policy recommendations… Read More

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One In Three

by Glenn E. Martin

My journey to intellectual and spiritual freedom began in 1995 with the bone-crushing grip of a pair of NYPD handcuffs. What followed was a six-year… Read More

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[OP ED] The Other Refugee Crisis

by France François

Yanique’s Dominican neighbors, the same people she had lived and worked side by side with for decades, pounded on her door… Read More

[Personal Essay] Cut to Video: Reflections on James Blake, On-Camera Police Brutality

[Personal Essay] Cut to Video: Reflections on James Blake, On-Camera Police Brutality

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

Star-studded Concert Celebrates the Life of Helen Burns Jackson, Mother of Rev. Jesse Jackson

Star-studded Concert Celebrates the Life of Helen Burns Jackson, Mother of Rev. Jesse Jackson

by Deborah Douglas

“If there had been no Jesse Jackson, there would be no Barack Obama,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a packed crowd at… Read More

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