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'I've Spent More Time In Jail Than Darren Wilson'

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In an open letter titled, To My People, Assata Shakur… Read More

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No White Friends

by Damon Young

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

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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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Trauma is commonly defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.  Recently, I came to understand what that really… Read More

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Thank you… For your bravery. For calming courage in crisis. For your revolt. For your… Read More

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My name is Ben O’Keefe and I am a “Halfrican American.” It’s a term that one of my fellow mixed-race friends… Read More

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An Experience with Police Brutality

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For so many of us, this summer has been emotionally intense.  Once again, we are feeling the chastening rod and road trod is… Read More

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The Story Michael Brown Will Never Be Able to Tell

by Damon Young

My career as a criminal lasted two weeks, beginning and ending in the summer of 1996. At that time, Tommy Hilfiger was all the… Read More

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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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'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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