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#BlackLivesMatter: Find Out How This Muslim Teen Got Accepted Into Stanford

Ziad Ahmed was asked, “What matters to you, and why?” on his Stanford University application.…

The No. 1 Young Adult Novel in the U.S. Is Inspired by #BlackLivesMatter

Over the past few years, it’s been hard to ignore the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the…

Apparently, Black People Have No Rights

I had no idea. Perhaps I should blame all my social studies teachers. Especially Mr.…

Yes, Black People Are Angry As Hell, and We Demand Justice

Wednesday morning, I woke to news and video footage of Alton Sterling’s death. Devastated, I…

Akai Gurley Peter Liang

#SentenceSoLight: No Justice, No Peace for Akai Gurley

When Akai Gurley was killed in November 2014, his death was not muddied by the controversy that…

Where Black Lives Matter Began

The Black Lives Matter Movement Started with Hurricane Katrina

When we look at the first 15 years of the 21st century, the most defining…

Today Show Cut Off Janelle Monae While She Was Speaking About Police Brutality

Janelle Monae’s Words on Police Brutality Cut Off by TODAY Show

During a Friday performance on the Today show, Janelle Monae was cut off as she…

When Oppression Is the Status Quo, Disruption Is a Moral Duty

The Necessity of Disruption

Some seem to think we’ve reached a point in time where the right to vote…

Has Kendrick Lamar Recorded the New Black National Anthem?

The Power of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”

I’ve been returning to this song again and again this spring and summer. In part…

Florida cops hold 11-year-old girl

11-Year-Old Florida Girl Held at Gunpoint by Police

Two Florida police officers are accused of forcing an 11-year-old girl to the ground at…