5 Challenges Black Gay Men Face & How You Can Support Them

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Jarune Uwajaren on how to offset the lack of inclusion that gay, black men experience by acknowledging their challenges and understanding how to combat them.

7 Reasons Why Every Black Male Should Be Optimistic About The Future

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Michael Taylor instills hope in men by challenging the stereotypes of fathers, love, and what it means to be a black man in America.

When Charles Barkley Was Talking About ‘Blackness,’ He Wasn’t Just Talking About African Americans

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Keola Birano sees Barkley’s words as inspiring an important conversation about his own native Hawaiian community.

On Ferguson and the Fragility of Black Boys

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Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman asks when the reproductive rights of women will finally extend to the right of black mothers having their children survive?

Is the Daniele Watts Incident a Tempest in a Teapot?

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We must demand the police “protect and serve” and respect us. We must also, cooperate and facilitate their very difficult job and respect them.

Philadelphia’s Decriminalization of Marijuana is the Model to Follow.

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It is high time for a drug policy grounded in science, compassion, economics and health and human rights

Mike Brown, Ferguson, & the Words That Strike To the Heart Of the Matter

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Denene Miller shares the words of others who powerfully embody the devastating effects of Mike Brown’s death.

White House Education Official David Johns Sparks the #TeachTheBabies Movement

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Marcus Bright calls for action in educational reform.

How Hollywood Is Failing Black Audiences

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Dominick Mayer is asking Hollywood to stop homogenizing black film.

Black Parents, Gay Sons, and Redefining Masculinity

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It’s time to stop hyper-masculinizing black men: Edward Wyckoff Williams discusses.

What Black Educators Are Saying About the Effects of Race on Our Sons

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Denene Millner explains the correlation between trusting adult-based relationships and academic success for African American boys.

Ain’t I A Man?

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Anthony Carter opens up about being an African American gay man in a world that, in his words, honors neither.

Review: Baldwin the Poet

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Award-winning poet Stephen S. Mills offers a reflective review of Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems, a recently-released collection from the venerable James Baldwin, known best for his novels and essays.

Food Inequality And Race In Chicago

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How one African-American organisation is shaking up the organic food status quo.

Why I Refuse To Be Black and Angry

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Life can be rough at times for African Americans. But, the writer of this piece is annoyed at the ‘Woe Is Me’ attitude prevalent in certain sectors of the Black community.