Michael Brown’s Death Is Now Part of American History

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David Alm on Michael Brown and America’s parallel history.

White People Square Off

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The “war” stops here

From Datcher Dreams to His Americus

White Picket Fence

Holiday reading for the winter, torched and charred.

What I Fear As A Black Man In America

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LeRon Barton talks about what he fears—not for himself, but for the boys still coming up.

Don’t Look To The President For Justice For Eric Garner

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Real change in American policing will come at the local level.

Read His Last Words: #ICantBreathe

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On the wrong day, in the wrong place, what happened to Eric Garner could happen to any of us.

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.

What I’ve learned From Ferguson About White Privilege

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Growing up next to Ferguson, Sarafina Bianco thought she understood. But she didn’t—until now.

Night Train

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Jarrett Neal reflects on the heartbreak and alcoholism that so often attended black men from “the Jim Crow South” in this searing poem.

Young, Black, and Powerful

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Brandon Greene shares a poem dedicated to his son about growing up as a black man.

You’re Projecting It Onto Us White People!

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Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.

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.

Funny or Die’s Satire: A Biting Illustration of White Male Privilege

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On the heels of the viral ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman’ video, Funny or Die brings us ’10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Man’

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.