The Moon Over the Verrazano Bridge

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Jung Hae Chae’s poem is both an exquisite lyric and an incisive meditation on race and belonging. A must-read.

How a Good Man Battled Racism and Died for It…And Why We Have to Keep Fighting a Hundred Years Later

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Historian Louis Venters reexamines the life of a forgotten African-American intellectual and religious leader, and explains why the battle for racial justice is neverending.

That’s So Raven—On Keeping Whiteness at a High Premium

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Billy Flood hopes someday Raven-Symoné will look in the mirror and be proud of the Black gay woman she is.

The Transformation of Justin Bieber From a White Youth to a Black Man

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Dr. Darron T. Smith explains that white artists like Justin Bieber enjoy the benefits of “acting black” without shouldering the racial burden of being black.

Comment of the Day: “It was an impossible assignment…and yet the teacher got mad that they did not answer the question.”

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“I remember in 4th or 6th grade, our teacher talked about Ellis Island and immigration…”

This Writer Traveled from the Middle of Nowhere to The Center of it All

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Author Charles Blow takes center stage with his story of self.

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.

An Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids

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#Ferguson Kids are in your face when it comes to race in the United States.

How Do You See Me?

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PK Kersey recalls how a single event woke him up to the way he was perceived by others.

What Ferguson Means For Hillary Clinton

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Hillary Clinton’s remarks on the events in Ferguson show that she’s running for president. But that doesn’t necessarily mean she will do a lot to tackle the issue of racial justice.

Michael Brown’s Death and Ferguson – Black Men Continue The Discussion

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Dr. Vibe host a host with a group of black men in which they provide their comments about the ongoing events in Ferguson

The World Watches Ferguson, but Racial Discrimination is Also a Health Issue Across the US

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Discrimination of black people is widespread in the US and it takes its toll on health.