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Wait a mickey fickey minute.   Did the LA Times seriously post a poll comparing our beautiful, powerful and amazingly… Read More

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What Justice Antonin Scalia Got Wrong About Black College Students

by Chris Stewart

It’s hard to imagine where exactly U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was going while hearing yesterday’s Fisher v. University… Read More

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Late Sunday evening, President Barack Obama—in a rare Oval Office address—reiterated a clear plan to defeat the fast-growing and ever-evolving… Read More

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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

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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

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

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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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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

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