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You Don't Have the Answers, Rand Paul

by Michael Arceneaux

As a presidential contender, I take Rand Paul about as seriously as I do the idea of Iggy Azalea, professor of African American Studies at Howard… Read More

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Why Are Black People Leaving Austin?

by Mame M. Kwayie

As a hotbed of business innovation with hipster ethos, Austin, Texas, has become more than a stand-out on America’s heat map… Read More

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The Dream Defenders Need Your Support Building the 'Bloc'

by Ravelle Worthington

The Dream Defenders, an organization of Black and Brown youth working to bring about social change in their community by training… Read More

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Doctors with Guns?

by Ryan K. Smith

I’m pretty much against guns in general. I don’t think anyone should have one. I wish so many people didn’t want… Read More

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Topless Brooklyn Woman Dragged from Apartment by NYPD

by Ravelle Worthington

Video depicting a 48-year-old Brooklyn woman being dragged from her apartment by police and arrested, following a domestic disturbance… Read More

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'I'm a Grown-A** Man, and I Just Bought a Pair of Jordans'

by Damon Young

Hello. My name is Damon Young. I have a new wife, a job (a couple, actually), a dog, a car, and a CVS card. Sh*t, I even have an… Read More

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Were You 'Acting White?' Or Just...Corny?

by Michael Arceneaux

I am not in the business of invalidating anyone’s experiences – particularly if those experiences cause a person a sense… Read More

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Trading Nostalgia for a New Black Activism

by Rudo Mudiwa

It's not hard to understand why some Blacks in America today long for the icons of the past.  The readily available images… Read More

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Does Stephen A's Suspension Solve Anything?

by Martin Johnson

For years, I thought that sports journalist Stephen A. Smith was all style and no substance.  Now I’m realizing that… Read More

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Is ‘Going Green’ for White People?

by #teamEBONY

Like most topics having to do with environmentalism, when the issues of climate change and sustainable living come up in the media, images of White… Read More

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