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The Racist Housing Policies That Built Ferguson

The following piece is from The Atlantic. It was written by Ta-Nehisi Coates By: Ta-Nehisi Coates The geography of America would be unrecognizable today without the race-based social engineering of the mid-20th century.

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Black Turnout in 1964, and Beyond

The following post is from the New York Times. It was written by Alan Flippen. By: Alan Flippen The Times has converted all of its 1964 issues into a digitized, searchable format. Each week, The Upshot will unearth an item from 50 years ago and put it in the light of today. “U.S. Negro Voters Put at 5.5 Million” […]

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On Raven-Symoné and Erasing Black Lesbian Identity

The following piece is from the Huffington Post. It was written by Dinean Robinson. By: Dinean Robinson “I don’t want to be labeled as gay … [and] I’m not African-American. I’m American.” The moment those words blared out of the TV, my Twitter timeline and Facebook newsfeed flooded with angry comments from my fellow black lesbians condemning […]

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Stop Asking if HBCUs are Relevant

The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by David Wall Rice and Shaun R. Harper By: David Wall Rice and Shaun R. Harper For a host of mostly ridiculous reasons—including the fabled post-racialism—questions are repeatedly posed about the relevance and status of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). And frankly, the question is kind […]

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And the Young Ones Shall Lead Them: The Ferguson Rebellion and the Crisis in Black Leadership

The following piece of from EBONY. It was written by Dr. Cornel West and Rev. Osagyeo Sekou.  By: Dr. Cornel West and Rev. Osagyefo Sekou  The blood of Michael Brown has seeded the soil of a great American revolution—sprouting yearlings of new black leadership onto the political and public landscape.  The Ferguson Rebellion has exposed […]

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When teachers expect less of black and brown students

The following post is from The Root. It was written by Danielle C. Belton. By: Danielle C. Belton A recent study by the Center for American Progress released this month highlighted what some might call the “soft bigotry of low expectations” if there was a way to take a jug of Downy fabric softener and make old-fashioned implicit […]

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Feature: The Reel Reason Why We Must Support Independent Films Like ‘Dear White People’

The following piece is from Black America Web. It was written by Christine. By: Christine After what feels like years of anticipation, ‘Dear White People’ is finally hitting theaters. The hilariously witty, informative piece is centered around 4 Black students who attend an Ivy League University. They are constantly having deal with the cultural differences between black […]

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Feature: Black Voters Have Always Been Loyal, It’s Time For Those Asking For Our Vote to Return the Favor

The following piece is from Houston Forward Times. It was written by Jeffrey L. Boney By: Jeffrey L. Boney It’s that time again! Election season is upon us and, in typical fashion, every political candidate is scurrying around seeking the support of registered voters who can elect or re-elect them to office. Yard signs have […]

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Feature: Racism and Unchecked Police Violence, An American Epidemic

The following piece is from Mint Press News. It was written by Frederick Reese. By: Frederick Reese In Ferguson, Missouri, the crisis that was ignited this summer by the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson continues to burn. Before a Cardinals-Dodgers game on Oct. 7 in St. Louis, […]

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Feature: National Coming Out Day, Mom Andrea is really Andrei

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The following post is from Chicago Pride. It was written by Terrence Chappell. By: Terrence Chappell National Coming Out Day (NCOD) started in 1988 to celebrate “coming out” and to raise awareness of the LGBT community and civil rights movement. It was the brainchild of psychologist Robert Eichberg, the founder of a personal growth workshop, and Jean […]

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