Do You Love My Black Santa Claus?

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For kids, it’s the little things that matter. If you do Christnas in any way, Santa’s a pretty influential guy. Why not let him represent all the diversity of the people who love him?

Ferguson, Garner, and the Paradox of the Black Attorney

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Brandon Greene opens up about being a young black lawyer navigating his job and his peers in the midst of current events.

Where Do Black Men Go?

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How do we foster a place where we fit? Safe spaces for men of color are urgently needed and Billy Flood wants to know how we’ll get there.

Director Lee Daniels Wants You to Know: He’s NOT Tyler Perry

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Lee Daniels overcame a lot to become the critically-acclaimed director he is today, including bullying and homophobia.

Meet Miles Ezeilo, The Voice of A New Generation

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Nick Chiles wants the world to see the fresh, talented voices coming from young men – and Miles Ezeilo is one to keep your eye on.

Walking With Soulless Haste

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Derek Bardowell takes to London’s streets in an attempt to lose himself, and finds subtly pervasive racism – hidden in the cracks and people’s attitudes.

Russel Simmons Wants the President to Pay Attention to People of Color

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Russell Simmons lays out a plan for helping people of color advance in a society that is failing them.

“I remember hypo-mania episodes: energy bursts, hyper-sexual, and irritable. I felt like the wolf man.”

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This is a comment by Miguel on the post “The Trouble with Monogamy and Mental Illness”.

The Cowboy vs. The Invisible Black Man

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Thaddeus Howze believes that Clint Eastwood’s empty chair imagery may have been an accurate representation of the way the power establishment in the US wants people of color to remain – passive, silent and invisible.

An Education in Inequality

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What Tim Brown has learned from the Penn State scandal about institutional racism.

Black Men Left Out of Job Recovery – With Malice and Forethought

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Thaddeus Howze gives an in-depth explanation of how Black men have been excluded from the jobs recovery in New York City.

Challenging Stereotypes of African Men

I am endlessly delighted by this video: [Transcript: “To the Western World.” A couple of men saying “I am an African man.” “But do you know who we are? If you’ve only seen us in Hollywood movies, this is what you may think of us: machine guns.” Their words are intercut with scenes from Hollywood […]

Naomi Wolf: The State Can Strip You

Naomi Wolf has, lately, been rather facepalmy regarding the whole porn/sex/sex work issue, so it’s nice to see her actually talking about something that doesn’t make me want to look at my copy of The Beauty Myth and cry. Although it kind of makes me want to cry for my country. Our surveillance state shown considerable determination […]

Walking While Black – Calling For The Arrest of George Zimmerman

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Cornelius Walker knows how it feels to be judged for being a black kid in a white neighborhood.