What Can Be Learned from Donald Sterling and Mark Cuban?

What Can Be Learned from Donald Sterling

Edmund Adjapong shares how although many Americans choose to believe that we are currently a part of a post-racial society, the comments made by Donald Sterling is a reminder that little has changed.

Seriously, Can We Stop Calling The Cops On Little Black Kids Already?


Denene Millner recounts the story of the 11 year-old boy who was held at gunpoint by cops… for building a treehouse in his own back yard.

Kobe Bryant Needs To Have Every Seat At The Staples Center After Speaking About Miami’s Trayvon Martin Protest


Is it time for Kobe Bryant to just keep his opinions to himself?

Cheering on the Bully and the Killer: Is That Entertainment?

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TV writer Steve Harper considers the morality of watching TV with dark themes.

The Niggification of America

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More than 50 years after the death of Emmit Till, Reuben Jones says blacks men and boys are safer in Afghanistan than on the streets of America.

Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis’ Mothers Team Up Take A Stand Against “Stand Your Ground” Law


While legislators plan to expand current stand your ground laws, Trayvon Martin & Jordan Davis mothers continue fighting to have them outlawed after losing their sons.

To Dismantle the Spokes on the Oppression Wheel

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Whenever anyone is diminished, we are all demeaned, and the possibility for authentic community cannot be realized unless and until we become involved, to challenge, to question, to act.

It’s NOT Black People’s Job To ‘Look Beyond Race’


Lincoln Anthony Blades explains that When an innocent and unarmed Black man is gunned down by a white man, African Americans aren’t even allowed to express anger at the senseless killing.

Shift Responsibility on Stand Your Ground from Victim to Shooter

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If a law based on perceived fear can be used as an excuse to murder, shouldn’t a substance test be issued immediately to the shooter to confirm they didn’t have an altered perception of reality?

NRA Lobbies to Expand Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law, as Shooter Stands Trial for Killing Jordan Davis

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Wednesday morning, the lawyer for Michael Dunn starts the first full day of his defense in the murder trial for his fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, in what is likely the most prominent Florida Stand Your Ground case since Trayvon Martin.

At Least 26 Children or Teens Died in Florida Stand Your Ground Cases


Trayvon Martin, who would have turned 19 on Wednesday, is one of the 26 young people killed.

Black Men, How Do You Want to Be Loved?

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Kiese Laymon explores black manhood and love in response to the question, “How do you want to be loved?”

A Confrontation on the “L” and My Love of Black Men

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Mainstream views about black maleness suggest that audiences simply do not have a clue about the experiences of black men.

On Race: Madiba Got It Right – Why Can’t We?

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Tim Hart knows his generation has left the young people of America with a big mess in the battle to end racism. But he’s willing to join the fight if you are.

Will the Defenders of George Zimmerman Please Stand Up?


It would be nice if some of the people that told us to stop criticizing George Zimmerman earlier this year would tell us what they think about him now.

Halloween Is for White People

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In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt takes his daughter to a Halloween party and wonders: Is Halloween a White People Holiday?