To The Lady Who Called My Toddler a ‘Thug’

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“I knew he would inevitably face discrimination. What I didn’t realize was how early in my son’s life he would be stereotyped, labeled and feared.”

Black Girls Face Stricter School Disciplinary Actions Than Whites

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A separate study found that darker skinned black girls were punished three times as often as fairer skinned girls.

Does Sony’s Fear Know No Bounds?

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Matthew Rozsa is mad as hell that Sony pulled ‘The Interview.’ But he’s equally horrified by the company’s racist attitudes.

Reflecting On Hate, Politics, Elizabeth Lauten, And Asking What Happened

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In light of Elizabeth Lauten’s recent comments on the attire of Sasha and Malia, Mark Boles asks where the hate and vitriol of her comments stem from.

3/5 a Person, Ferguson and the Banality of Racism

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To overcome racism we need to overcome separation and ignorance. Familiarity, socializing, play and fun together breeds closeness, affection and care.

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.