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Why White People Need to Give Up on Discussing the N-Word

The following piece is from Clutch. It was written by Jouelzy. By: Jouelzy It is amusing that in 2014 so much polarizing discussion around race has been bubbling over in spurts as social media rallies, rages and questions as think-pieces and op-ed’s are delivered. Most recently the Washington Post had a front page interactive feature on the etymology […]

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Black Death in the Era of Ferguson

The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Jamilah Lemieux. By: Jamilah Lemieux  What do you do when you’re born bad? If you are a problem for simply living and breathing, then what exactly are you to do with your life? And how do you survive when you and your people are as convinced […]

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Ferguson isn’t about black rage against cops. It’s white rage against progress.

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The following piece is from Washington Post. It was written by Carol Anderson. By: Carol Anderson When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed […]

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Immigration Reform Is a Black Thing, Too

The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Opal Tometi. By: Opal Tometi The administrative relief measures that President Barack Obama announced Thursday will benefit an estimated 4 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. This long-awaited measure came several months after the president promised to take executive action in the absence of […]

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Ferguson case highlights need for national data on police shootings

The following piece is from The Chicago Reporter. It was written by Adeshina Emmanuel. By: Adeshina Emmanuel Michael Brown. Rekia Boyd. Oscar Grant. They were all unarmed black youth at the center of high-profile shootings that spurred protests about police use of excessive force and reignited debates about police relations with communities of color. Brown […]

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I Have No Words for Tamir Rice.

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The following piece is from Water Cooler Convos. It was written by Jenn Jackson. By: Jenn Jackson Can I have that toy shooter Mommy?” “No.” “Why?” “Because you’re Black.”

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Black Women: Successful And Still Unmarried

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The following piece is from NPR. It was written by Tell Me More. By: Tell Me More Blog If you are a black woman with an advanced degree, there’s a good chance you’ve never been married. New research from Yale University suggests that highly educated black women are twice as likely to have never been married by […]

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Getting Beyond Ferguson

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by David M. Kennedy. By: David M. Kennedy Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking undertaking to take on, squarely and directly, one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation. The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is […]

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“This is why we are tired”: Racist remarks mar National Book Award ceremony

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The following piece is from Salon. It was written by Joanna Rothkopf. By: Joanna Rothkopf Daniel Handler has apologized for his comments via Twitter: My job at last night’s National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson… -DH [1/2] — Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) November 20, 2014

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We Speak Their Names: For the Black Trans Women Murdered This Year

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Yaz’Min Shancez (pictured above), nicknamed ‘Miss T’ by her loved ones, was 31 years old when she was brutally killed in Fort Myers, Florida. Her body was then set alight and dumped behind a garbage bin where it was discovered on the 19th of June. Her family described her as a woman who was ‘full […]

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