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[MUST READ] ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’

Happy July 4th, family! Grab something cold out of the cooler, then sit back and read one of the greatest speeches of all time, which we took the liberty of excerpting (it’s still long!). When you finish taking in Frederick Douglass’ beautiful 1852 Rochester, NY oration, challenge yourself to think deeply about the notion of freedom. What does it really mean to be Black AND American today?

Colin Kaepernick Visits Ghana to Experience Independence

Long before the newly woke folks started chastising Black people for celebrating the Fourth of…

Frederick Douglass: New Tea Party hero?!

Meet the New Hero of the Tea Party: Frederick Douglass

Last week, Frederick Douglass — who escaped slavery at 20 years old and whose words…

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Frederick Douglass Statue to Debut

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday used a tribute to 19th-century abolitionist Frederick Douglass to…

‘Because of Them, We Can’

Twenty-nine year old Eunique Jones isn’t a full-time professional photographer; in fact she’s only been…

Our Father’s Not in Heaven:The New Black Atheism

Several years ago, I pitched a freelance piece about black atheism to a prominent magazine…

DEAR WHITE FOLKS:You Need Black Studies Classes (and Here’s Why)

Recent months have seen a wave of campus racism at America’s colleges and universities, including Fordham…

Students At Frederick Douglass Academy For Young Men Trained To Work At Wal-Mart

With Detroit's unofficial unemployment rate nearing 50%, Frederick Douglass Academy for Young Men is one…