Sexual Violence and the Criminalization of Black Women and Girls

Sexual Violence and the Criminalization of Black Women and Girls

by Monique W. Morris

Last week, the Human Rights Project for Girls, Georgetown Law’s Center on Poverty and Inequality, and the Ms. Foundation produced… Read More

Straight Black Pride:<br />
No, This Isn't About Celebrating the 'Black Family'

Straight Black Pride:
No, This Isn't About Celebrating the 'Black Family'

by Dani McClain

His ideas boggle the mind and turn the stomach: Homosexuality, bestiality, pedophilia and rape are all manifestations of sexual deviance… Read More

Sandra Bland

WHAT HAPPENED TO SANDRA BLAND?

by Jamilah Lemieux

Another day, another Black person dead following an encounter with police. Another hashtag, another family desperately asking, "WHY?" Twenty… Read More

Rev. Jeff Obafemi Carr

Minister Seeks to Build 'Village' of Micro-Homes for the Homeless

by Daniel Kerry

Nashville, Tennessee–For more than two weeks now, the Rev. Jeff Obafemi Carr has been living in a 60 square foot micro-home… Read More

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RNC Launches #CommittedToCommunity Campaign with Radio One

by Robyn Mowatt

This week, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced a new collaboration with Radio One. According to the official press… Read More

Let the Symbols Be the First Step

Let the Symbols Be the First Step

by Damon Young

Let’s start with a concession that would seem to contradict the premise of this piece: They’re right. “They”… Read More

Tanisha Anderson

Protecting Mentally Ill Loved Ones from the Police

by Josie Pickens

Tanisha Anderson, like most of us, was trying to get it right when she was killed by Cleveland police.  Her story is not as… Read More

Angela Davis & Rasmea Odeh: Connecting Palestine, Prisons & Police

Angela Davis & Rasmea Odeh:
Connecting Palestine, Prisons & Police

by Kristian Davis Bailey

Last month, scholar, activist and former political prisoner Angela Davis gave the keynote address at a Chicago rally in defense of… Read More

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Affordable Higher Education Bill to Make College a Reality for More Americans

by Daniel Kerry

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne… Read More

Rick Perry Reaches Out to the Blacks

Rick Perry Is Probably Not Bringing Black People to the GOP

by Michael Arceneaux

Once upon a time, former Texas governor Rick Perry was considered a formidable presidential candidate. When he announced his bid… Read More

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