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Stephon Clark’s Killing Raises Question: Who Polices the Police?

by Jasmyne A. Cannick and Patrisse Cullors   Apr 02, 2018

The fatal shooting of Stephon Clark has captured the nation’s attention and elevated the conversation around whether police can and should investigate themselves, especially... Read More

A Reflection on Trayvon Martin and Taking 21 For Granted

A Reflection on Trayvon Martin and Taking 21 For Granted

by Madison J. Gray   Feb 05, 2018

Trayvon Martin and I have one thing in common, other than being Black males, of course: neither of us celebrated our 21st birthdays. But... Read More

Pretty Girls Won’t Get it: The Crucifixion of Leslie Jones

Pretty Girls Won’t Get it: The Crucifixion of Leslie Jones

by ANONYMOUS   Feb 02, 2018

Not enough people talk about the experience of being subjectively attractive. It’s a strange, confusing and often disheartening existence. Sometimes, you’re given unsolicited and damn-near traumatizing feedback... Read More

Colin Kaepernick has landed a million dollar book deal.

Sometimes, Justice Has To Be Bought So Let’s #CapeForKaep Like We Said We Would

by Zahara Hill   Jan 22, 2018

In the past year, we've seen far too many testimonies to the reality that justice sometimes has to be bought. Read More

Homophobic Lyric Leads to Most Laughably Weak Apology of 2018

Homophobic Lyric Leads to Most Laughably Weak Apology of 2018

by Zahara Hill   Jan 18, 2018

The hip-hop community’s reputation for homophobia has reentered the spotlight once again. On Tuesday, Migos rapper Offset released snippets to the music video for... Read More

Don’t Use MLK Day to Protest Trump. He’ll Still Be a Ragamuffin Tomorrow.

Don’t Use MLK Day to Protest Trump. He’ll Still Be a Ragamuffin Tomorrow.

by Zahara Hill   Jan 15, 2018

Donald Trump is unarguably the antithesis of anyone with one or more respectable qualities, particularly the luminous Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Some have used the disparities... Read More

Protests By Way of Absence Should Be Reserved for Non-Black Spaces

Protests By Way of Absence Should Be Reserved for Non-Black Spaces

by Zahara Hill   Dec 11, 2017

Everyone fights their battles differently. For older Black activists, the methodology when being faced with opposition is underscored by the peaceable ideologies of icons like Dr. Martin... Read More

Going ‘Back to Black:’ Have We Finally Reached An Understanding?

Going ‘Back to Black:’ Have We Finally Reached An Understanding?

by Zahara Hill   Nov 30, 2017

The beauty of melanin has been needlessly debated within and outside of Black communities for centuries. While the mentality that “light skin is the right skin” has heavily... Read More

Donald Trump

It’s Been a Year Since America Was Turned Upside Down. Here’s What We’ve Learned.

by Zahara Hill   Nov 08, 2017

It's been a year since 53% of college-educated White women voted for Donald Trump. Read More

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Fear of a Black Princess: Britain’s Royal Racial Problem

by Kehinde Andrews   Nov 07, 2017

Prince Harry caused a tempest in a teapot, when news broke that he was dating Suits actress Meghan Markle. The difference to this royal... Read More