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Feature: In Defense of Ms. Hill

The following post is from Medium. It was written by Talib Kweli Greene. By: Talib Kweli Greene Yasiin Bey and I make beautiful music together. We are yin and yang, our styles complement each other very nicely. While it’s always a treat for us to perform together as Black Star, the style and pace of our […]

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Feature: Mostly Black Cities, Mostly White City Halls

The following piece is from the New York Times. It was written by Richard Fausset. By: Richard Fausset Since moving to this small city on the eastern flank of Atlanta’s suburban sprawl, Lorna Francis, a hairdresser and a single mother, has found a handsome brick house to rent on a well-groomed cul-de-sac. She has found […]

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Feature: When white friends don’t believe what blacks go through, they’re not friends

The following post is from the Washington Post. It was written by Mary C. Curtis. By: Mary C. Curtis I still remember it perfectly, more than 10 years later. It’s terrifying to be stopped in your car and approached by first one and then two more white police officers with their hands resting on their […]

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Feature: Black Men and the Stain of Colorism

The following is from EBONY. It was written by Joshua Adams. By: Joshua Adams When I was a sophomore in college, watching The Boondocks with friends was a weekly ritual. After enjoying the satirical brilliance of Aaron McGruder, some would stay a longer to talk about a plethora of stuff: girls (mostly), sports, school, politics, etc. One particular […]

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Feature: Why does a black butt only look good in white skin?

The following post is from The Guardian.  It was written by Yomi Adegoke. By: Yomi Adegoke “Big, big booty. What you got a big booty,” is how the chorus to Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s derriere-themed ditty goes – over and over. The aptly titled “Booty” video was released last week, and in anticipation, American Vogue wrote its […]

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Feature: We still lie about slavery, Here’s the truth about how the American economy and power were built on forced migration and torture

The following piece is from Salon. It was written by Edward E. Baptist. By: Edward E. Baptist Excerpted from “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism” 1937 A beautiful late April day, seventy-two years after slavery ended in the United States. Claude Anderson parks his car on the side of Holbrook Street […]

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Feature: In Ohio, Black Youth Won’t Let Another Police Shooting Fade Into the Background

The following post is from ThinkProgress. It was written by Nicole Flatow. By: Nicole Flatow It’s been more than a month since 22-year-old John Crawford III was shot dead in an Ohio Wal-Mart for carrying a BB gun that he picked up on the store shelves — just days before the death of Michael Brown. […]

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Feature: The racial parenting divide: What Adrian Peterson reveals about black vs. white child-rearing

The following post is from Salon.com. It was written by Brittney Cooper. By: Brittney Cooper In college, I once found myself on the D.C. metro with one of my favorite professors. As we were riding, a young white child began to climb on the seats and hang from the bars of the train. His mother […]

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Feature: Black Girls Murdered: But Do You Care?

The following post is from EBONY. It was written by Jamilah Lamieux. By: Jamilah Lamieux Two teen girls were found dead in Duval County, Florida and now, we wait for answers and the predictable lack of outrage from people who might typically deem a double murder to be cause for such.

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Feature: How HBCUs Respond to a Call for Inclusion of LGBT Students

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The following post is from The Root. It was written by Yoruba Richen.  By: Yoruba Richen For many who choose to attend an HBCU, the decision is about far more than just academics. Since the first HBCUs opened their doors in the years before the Civil War, they have offered black students an opportunity to […]

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