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The Week's HBCU Headlines

by The Yard Insider

Morehouse College student… Read More

UCSB shooter Elliot Rodger

Elliot Rodger and the Dangers of Male Entitlement

by Michael Arceneaux

Whenever a disturbed White man or boy with easy access to guns goes off and commits mass murder, the nation collectively hangs its… Read More

On Being a Black Girl Called 'Maya'

On Being a Black Girl Called 'Maya'

by Maya K. Francis

The story goes that they couldn’t agree on what they were going to name their baby girl. If I were to be a boy, it… Read More

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Maya Speaks

by Jamilah Lemieux

In February of 2012, just after the relaunch of EBONY.com, I was given the opportunity to speak briefly with Maya Angelou… Read More

The Criminalization of the Black Woman

The Criminalization of the Black Woman

by Raven Rakia

In recent months, the criminal cases of Monica Jones, Shanesha Taylor and Marissa Alexander have made headlines The fate of these… Read More

Mark Cuban

Mark Cuban: Smart Guy, Race Dummy

by Damon Young

Full disclosure: I like Mark Cuban. Actually, since I don’t personally know Mark Cuban -- which puts me in no position to say… Read More

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Africa Is the Future,
The Future Is Africa

by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

For a glimpse into Africa’s possible future, pay a visit to menswear brand Ikiré… Read More

NPR headquarters

The End of NPR's Blackest Show

by Veralyn Williams

Believe it or not, I was actually listening to Michel Martin, NPR’s Tell Me More (TMM) host and Marilyn Geewax, NPR’s… Read More

BET News Stolen Innocence

BET Keeps #OurDaughters in the Spotlight

by Ugi Ugwuomo

At the height of the global attention brought on in the wake of the kidnapping of approximately Read More

Can We Stop Trying to Make "Hood Disease" a Real Thing?

Hood Disease Isn't Real---
But It's Dangerous

by R. L'Heureux Lewis-McCoy, PhD

By now, we're all quite clear that "Hood… Read More

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