Julion Evans Doesn’t Get a Funeral

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Pastor T.W. Jenkins denies the grieving family of Julion Evans the right to a funeral.

‘The Greatest’ Deals a Knockout Blow to Racial Stereotypes

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali was formidable in the ring—but even more so in the talk show guest chair.

DISPOSABLE! “60 boys burned alive worth less than 60 girls kidnapped?”


Unspoken Assumptions: When Men are the Dead

End the War… On Drugs

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The War on Drugs is nothing but a legal restructuring of Jim Crow, a far-reaching injustice inflicted on People of Color.

The Religious Right Insists on Comparing Marriage Equality with Slavery


Trouble is, freeing people from bondage is not the best analogy for denying people their rights.

In Praise Of Slavery


Cliven Bundy isn’t the only person who thinks slavery in the United States was just fine.

Comparison Fail: Enslaved American Child vs. Enslaved Thai Child

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A recent photo-gone-viral (and the comments it generated) shows we’ve got a long way to go when it comes to understanding slavery and the needs of children.

Does Using “Slavery” to Describe Mental Bondage minimize Chattel Slavery?

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You Chose Slavery: How to Claim Our Heritage as Free Men


Shawn Rhodes spent half his life as a slave. It took him decades to learn he was born with the keys to his freedom.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Jupiter Hammon


Jupiter Hammon was the first published black American poet. He was writing before the United States even existed.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Joseph Cinque


The revolt aboard The Amistad and the subsequent Supreme Court trial indicated a shift in U.S. views towards slavery. In a sense, Joseph Cinque heralded the beginning of the end of slavery in the United States.

28 Black People You Probably Don’t Know About (But You Should)— Madison Washington


Madison Washington led the most successful slave revolt in U.S. history.

Heroes, Race, and a Man Named Washington


Brian Shea seeks to come to terms with the legacy of George Washington, and without the usual excuses.

Goodness and the Sliding Scale of Time

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“Yesterdays goodness isn’t good enough”, says Jackie Summers

White People: Take a Friend to See ’12 Years a Slave’


Jamie Utt has a request for his fellow white people this Thanksgiving weekend.

UCLA Student Calls Out Institutionalized Racism


UCLA student says “Stop pretending that the wounds of our past have healed. We’re not asking for a handout, we’re asking for a level playing field.”