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The Negro Remains Mis-Educated

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Dr. Carter G. Woodson has an extraordinary legacy.  He is the father of Black history, the creator of Negro History Week which would expand and become Black History Month.  The origin of Negro History week would include President Lincoln’s birthday (at the time he was a hero because people did not know he was an […]

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Healthy Hearts, Healthy Minds: A Communal Love Story

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In the wake of the grand jury deciding to not indict the officer that is responsible for Eric Garner’s death, and certainly not unexpected, more frustration flew out of the minds, hearts, and mouths of black folk around the country. We all know the problem is serious and we’ve made it known by shutting down […]

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Black College Student Leaders’ Recognized by YOUniversity Drive

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 YOUniversity Drive, LLC.  has implemented an initiative that spotlights student leaders at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) throughout the nation, via social media and the company’s website. The online engagement movement allows student leaders to sign up for the YOUniversity Drive Resource Center and provide students with exposure and access to people, programs, and […]

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I’m Not Here For #CrimingWhileWhite and You Shouldn’t Be Either

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Last Wednesday, a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict 29-year-old Daniel Pantaleo, the White New York City cop who applied an illegal “chokehold maneuver” to Eric Garner’s chest and neck causing his death on July 17th. Immediately following the grand jury’s decision, well-meaning Whites took to Twitter to show an “act of solidarity” […]

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Dear White People: I’m Tired

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Dear White people, I am sooooo tired of this little cycle we keep playing at in America. As we all know the grand jury decided to not indict Darren Wilson and a collective sigh filled with anger and frustration was exhaled by almost an entire populace living in the United States. In the days preceding […]

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Why Should We Be Peaceful When Our Killers Never Are?

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Jasiri X speaking at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC as Congressman Elijah Cummings looks on (Photo by Andy Shallal)  On December 2nd, one day before we learned the New York police officer who murdered of Eric Garner would night be indicted, and one day after President Obama pledged $263 million dollars for body cameras […]

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By: Joshua Barton the riot police their black bodies almost a deep blue under the south city street lamps

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What Ferguson Tells Us About Policing, the Legal System, and Young People of Color

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The killing of eighteen-year-old Michael Brown by former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson has rightfully garnered national attention. It is important, however, to note that the tension between police forces and Black communities is nothing new, nor is it confined to Ferguson, Missouri. 

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Profiting From Pain?

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Some of Hip-Hop’s biggest voices come together in a less than stellar song to show support for the movement in Ferguson.

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Do Black Lives Matter to the Divine Nine: Black Greeks’ Silence on Ferguson and Police Brutality

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The date was March 3, 1913 when the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., participated in their first act of social service by way of the Women’s Suffrage March.   Not only were they women, but they were black, and living in a time where both attributes were deemed inferior, powerless and invisible. These brave […]

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