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.

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

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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