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Be Present

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Death is difficult. Whether it’s a family member, friend, colleague or even a beloved celebrity, loss is always painful. And no matter how much… Read More

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Earlier this month, Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter Read More

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No Power, No Peace

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Black people cloaked in horror and pain, swept in a frenzy of shock are suddenly pounded with rubber bullets and engulfed by clouds of tear gas. This… Read More

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If you want to make veteran fashion designer, Byron Lars cry with joy just arrange a surprise appearance by his brother, Vincent… Read More

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Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master of Shade, calls out five of his biggest gripes from the past… Read More

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Despite pleas from the family, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will not release surveillance footage surrounding the shooting death… Read More

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Last month we commemorated Women’s Equality Day —the date on which the 19th Amendment was certified in 1920… Read More

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Before I get started, I need to write a disclaimer: I am very cool with several White people, a list that includes a few guys I play… Read More

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What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

by Damon Young

Today marks a month since Mike Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Exactly what happened the day… Read More

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