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The Weight of the N-Word

I grew up privileged. I was raised in a suburb of Indianapolis called Fishers, which has been…

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Peak Arrogance — When Adulting Gets REAL

There was a time, not so long ago, when we were all very naive. And…

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To Be Black, Southern and Unchurched

I call my mama and grandmama every Sunday. Sometimes my aunt (grandmama’s sister) and Big…

Divesting from the Reality Show Movement

Even before I ever saw one episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, I was done…

Is the Fight Itself Killing Black Activists?

On February 8th, Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel wrote his final Facebook message: “My demons won…

Why Branford Marsalis Is the Man

It’s easy to lose track of greatness in music. The popular music of Black Americans…

Why the Black Millennial Vote is Not Guaranteed

Activist and scholar Nyle Fort asked, “Can Black millennials afford the consequences of dancing with the…

Visiting Angels: My First Experience on a Plantation

New Orleans has to be one of the best cities in the world. The history,…

How Chicago State University Students are Fighting to #SAVECSU

Chicago State University, a predominantly Black public college located on Chicago’s South Side, is facing…

#BLM Activists Want More Support from Congressional Black Caucus

Activists are on the streets fighting for Black justice and, on the other side, the…