Why it is Crucial to Locate the ‘African’ in African Studies

Can we develop the study of Africa so that it is more respectful toward the lives and struggles of African people and to their agendas?

Dear White Racists: Apology NOT Accepted

There is a formula when it comes to apologizing for racist events. This time it’s not enough.

Acknowledging the Racism that Saturates Our Nation

Mayor de Blasio kicks off a a battle with NYPD over “The Talk” and Warren Blumenfeld sees a perfect chance to have a similar “Talk” with the nation.

Blasting Away Black Faces and Lives

North Miami Beach Police Department proves structural racism is most definitely a thing.

Racism Reproduced in Social Institutions Like Police Departments

Are we all polluted with racism and oppression?

‘Burn This B—- Down!’ and the Mischaracterization of Black Violence in America

Dr. Darron T Smith explains that four hundred years of violence and oppression cannot be assuaged by a few public appeals.

The Logic of Ferguson: What We Are Saying (and NOT Saying)

There are so many false narratives and misunderstandings about what is going on in Ferguson.

Why Are These White Boys So Untouchable?

Dillan DiGiovanni asks: “What does our country stand to gain from perpetuating this deeply-rooted myth that black people are more violent than white men or people of any other race?”

No, We Are Not “Making It About Race”: An Interview With Samuel James

“If you can figure out how to get a Facebook account, you can figure out how not to be racist.” — Samuel Jones

On Paula Deen and the Pervasiveness of Racism

Crucifying Paula Deen for her racism is a way of denying our own.

Does Black Life Matter More When Raised by White Parents?

Chad Goller-Sojourner knows the value of at least one white privilege.

The Invisible World of Rural Black America: Part 2

Join Lola Rainey on a guided tour through American history with her father and uncle, sons of a Texas sharecropper.

About My Sentence

Spoon Jackson, who has served 34 years of a life sentence in prison, faces the reality of his fate.

Why Did Freddy E Do It? Black Men and Suicide

Why Black men are killing themselves, warning signs, and what to do if you’re worried about someone.