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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

In New York Prisons, Inmate Abuse Has Gone Ignored Long Enough

In New York Prisons, Inmate Abuse Has Gone Ignored Long Enough

by J. Soffiyah Elijah

In the Baptist household where I was raised, my parents made it a point of taking my sisters and me to church almost every Sunday. During those years… Read More

The Black Aesthetic

The Black Aesthetic

by Blavity.com

Rapping, DJing, Breakdancing, and Graffiti art. These, with debatable add-ons such as beatboxing and sampling, create the now global phenomenon we… Read More

Charlie Sheen's HIV Reveal Shows Need for More Dialogue Among Blacks

Charlie Sheen's HIV Reveal Shows Need for More Dialogue Among Blacks

by George Johnson

Actor Charlie Sheen disclosed he is living with HIV Tuesday morning in an interview on NBC’s TODAY show -- or rather more correctly, on Monday… Read More

Support for Paris Does Not Mean You've Forgotten Everyplace Else

Support for Paris Does Not Mean You've Forgotten Everyplace Else

by Terrence Chappell

Some poor, confused minds are completely misinterpreting the Black Lives Matter movement in their approach and reaction to the terrorist violence… Read More

Can Collegiate Athletes Affect Change Without Repercussions?

Can Collegiate Athletes Affect Change Without Repercussions?

by Thabiti Lewis

University of Missouri coach Gary Pinkel’s announcement that he will retire at the end of this season because of non-Hodgkin's… Read More

In New Supreme Court Case, Stakes Are High for Black Women in Texas

In New Supreme Court Case, Stakes Are High for Black Women in Texas

by Marva Sadler

Starting in 2013 with Wendy Davis’ now-famous pink-sneakered filibuster, the raging battle to keep Texas’ abortion clinics open has become… Read More

The New Double Standard in Attitudes Toward Drugs

The New Double Standard in Attitudes Toward Drugs

by Lauren Craig

That thumping sound you heard last week? The collective pat on the back that White, monied Americans are giving themselves for successfully shifting… Read More

Regeneration, Not Gentrification: Being Black in Gentrified D.C.<br />

Regeneration, Not Gentrification: Being Black in Gentrified D.C.

by Blavity.com

Washington, D.C., once known as “Chocolate City,” it has turned more into a Chai Latte City. Small pockets of D.C. that were once locally-owned… Read More

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