“I never understood the use of the ‘N’ word among Black People.”

N Word

This Comment by Alda on the post Why The ‘N’ Word Is Cool To Black People (And No One Else)

Learning to Live Comfortably in My White Male Skin

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Samuel Mahaffy is a man coming clean about his prejudice against white males in this culture—particularly surprising because he is one.

“Using the word “freedom” is always much less controversial in America that using the word “equality.”

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This comment by wellokaythen on the post Three Martin Luther King Quotes You Probably Won’t Hear Today

“People ALWAYS assume she is the nanny…”


This Comment by Denise on the post 9 Things I Want to Say (But Don’t) to Your Curious Yet Racially-Charged Microaggressions Against Me & My Children

Between Jesus and Wilt Chamberlain

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Why was a kid from Wisconsin painting on sideburns to look like Walt Frazier?

The Black Church: Slain in the Spirit or Out For the Count?

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The black church represents—more often than not—a time where the pulpit is laced with bulls*** and the pews and are filled with few. The disconnectedness in faith and freedom prompts the question: is the black church slain in the spirit or out for the count?

Teachings Toward Manhood


Tweet Continuing with the theme of  young men growing up, and in preparation for an upcoming, publicized Google+ Chat on the topic on 8/20, we are sharing the work of one of the participants of that upcoming chat: Idris Webster On the way to manhood, what are the valuable lessons that you’ve learned? Idris knows […]

LeVar Burton and Tim Wise On Racial Discrimination in Policing


Actor LeVar Burton and author Tim Wise explain the differences in their interactions with police.

All-Male Urban School, All College Bound

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For an astounding fourth year in a row, all 167 seniors at Urban Prep Acadamies’ schools have been accepted at four-year colleges or universities this fall.

When Teen Boys Lose Hope

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Hopeless and angry young males can do desperate things. How mentors can stand by in their times of crisis.

Is the “Harlem Shake” Racist? Harlem Reacts to the Internet Dance Craze (Video)


See what Harlem residents have to say about the internet’s latest meme.

Michael Caesar > Uncle Ruckus: The Boondoggle About The Boondocks


Once upon a time, a snarky little comic strip rose from relative obscurity to become fodder for Sunday morning political pundits and shaking heads along Washington DC’s beltway.

“I attended a three-part diversity awareness workshop. It backfired.”


This is a comment wellokaythen by on the post “On The Definition of Oppression”.

“Black people find it difficult to identify as just ‘American’ is because we’re not seen that way.”


This is a comment by dragnet on the post “Gabby Douglas Wins Gold – Black Girls Rock!”.

“An example of sex discrimination you almost certainly support is gender segregation in domestic violence shelters.”


This is a comment by David Byron on the Comment of the Day: “If men get together for this kind of movie, it’s sleazy. If women do, it’s ‘good, clean fun’.”

Racing: Tia Norfleet Is The First Sister Burning Up The NASCAR Tracks [@tianorfleet]

When you figure out who blew your freakin’ doors off, the answer may surprise you …