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Renisha McBride Verdict Theodore Wafer

JUSTICE FOR RENISHA:From No Arrest to a Guilty Verdict

When 19-year-old Renisha McBride was shot in the face after knocking on a White man’s…

Our Children Have More to Lose if We Don’t Change the Way We Eat

My fighter of a father survived a massive stroke but lost his life to a heart…

Our Mother/Daughter College Journey

This September my baby girl Isoke enters the eleventh grade. This isn’t about my utter…

Remembering “Baby” Chris Lighty

This morning“Baby” Chris Lighty was found dead outside his Riverdale, Bronx apartment from an apparent…

Nina Simone’s Daughter on Her Mother’s REAL Legacy

For many of us, Nina Simone is nothing less than a goddess. Her music informs…

Another Trayvon Martin #EVERY36HOURS:Report Reveals Spike in “Extrajudicial” Killings

Last week the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement released an exhaustively researched study, “The Report on the Extrajudicial…

Depression: No More Guilt, No More Shame

Last year, the suicide of 15-year-old Siwe Monsanto inspired poet and mental health advocate Bassey…

Have Black Women, Will Travel

Since she was an infant, my daughter Isoke has been traveling. During her first year,…

Danny Glover Speaks on Mass Incarceration and Mumia

Today, former Black Panther Mumia Abu Jamal turns 58. Thirty of those years were spent…

[INTERVIEW] It’s Estelle, Darlings!

The first time I heard Estelle’s voice, I was struck by her decisions; she had…