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Slave Food: The Impact of Unhealthy Eating Habits on the Black Community

According to a report on the state of obesity, approximately 47.8 percent of African-Americans are obese compared to 32.6 percent of Whites. What’s equally startling is that 35.1 percent of African-American children ages 2 to 19 are overweight.

A Lesson on How Not to Allow the ‘Shoulds’ Derail Your Dating Decisions

When it comes to dating, you know yourself and what or who you like, but…

Law School: ‘Crime, Law and Society in ‘The Wire’

The Wire was one of the grittiest television series to hit in 2002. It was…

Jussie Smollett Targets Trump, Gives Voice to Oppressed in “F.U.W.”

Jussie Smollett is a man of message. With his eyes glued to the current state…

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Fathers Do Not Babysit

To have eight godchildren in today’s society is to know a multitude of different family…

Why the Heartbreak of Ota Benga Still Resonates Today

A little over 100 years ago, Ota Benga, an African brought to America in the…

The Damaging Effects of Soothing Your Child With Technology

“Mommy, I want YouTube” croons my 3-year-old upon opening her eyes on a lovely Monday…

Sacrificial Daughters: The Childhood Policing of Black Girls’ Bodies

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend and we were discussing sexuality and…

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Obama Says Police Often ‘Scapegoated’ For Society’s Fails

President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended police officers who have come under intense scrutiny amid…