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You’re Either With Racists, Or Against Them

By William Spivey | July 16, 2019

There is no sitting this fight out. Failure to take a stand against racism is in fact taking the position that racism is acceptable. For some people, racism is like […]

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‘Electability’ Is Just Another Word for White Supremacy | The Root

By Michael Harriot

Black people know things. Despite the systematic erasure of our history, the centuries-long intentional miseducation and the collective brainwashing that this country has inflicted on […]

Was Lincoln More Racist Than Trump?

By William Spivey

It sounds like a ridiculous question to compare the two. One freed the slaves, the other gave us a huge increase in mass incarceration, banned […]

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Education in Africa Compared to Black America

By Dorrette Young

Education in Africa is more advanced than we think, maybe even more advanced than that of Black America, and with President Paul Kagame of Rwanda […]

Back Then There Were Five: The Black Arists (and Their Videos) that Changed 80’s MTV

By Thaddeus Armstead

  In the early 1980s, cable TV was becoming more accessible. Before that, “cable TV” was what I called “limited TV.” I remember when “cable […]

Revisiting the Watts Riots of August 1965 and the Reason your Vote Matters

By Shariee Jones, D.D.

MEMPHIS, TENN. | (Divine Army News) written by Shariee Jones, Contributing Journalist | Public opinion does matter and your vote does, too. Years of struggle have […]

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You’re Either With Racists, Or Against Them

By William Spivey | July 16, 2019

There is no sitting this fight out. Failure to take a stand against racism is...

Is America Prepared to Leave a Pedophile in the White House?

By William Spivey | July 9, 2019

It’s not such a far fetched question. Once a long time friend of Jeffrey Epstein,...

Condescending But Not Racist

By William Spivey | July 9, 2019

A prominent national figure passed away recently. He was important enough to merit national news...

Why Opposing School Busing Mostly Is Racist

By William Spivey | July 1, 2019

Since Kamala Harris pointed out that Joe Biden worked with segregationists in the Democrat Party...

The Long Knives Are Out For Kamala Harris

By William Spivey | June 29, 2019

“Don’t start none, won’t be none!” They would have left Kamala alone had she been content...

Why the 2020 Presidential Election is all about Race (and Abortion).

By William Spivey | June 28, 2019

A nerve was struck during Round 2 of the Democrat debates in Miami, FL when...

Blind Justice: The Racist Census Question

By William Spivey | June 25, 2019

“Is this person a citizen of the United States?” The Supreme Court is about to rule...

Was Lincoln More Racist Than Trump?

By William Spivey | June 23, 2019

It sounds like a ridiculous question to compare the two. One freed the slaves, the...

The Story on Reparations I’m Not Qualified to Write

By William Spivey | June 20, 2019

Every once in a while I read a story that reminds me of how little...

The Value of an HBCU Education

By William Spivey | June 13, 2019

“Education will set this tangle straight!” — W.E.B. DuBois When I set foot on the campus of Fisk...

This is the reality of Trump’s America | The Washington Post

By Eugene Robinson | June 30, 2019

President Trump’s immigration policy has crossed the line from gratuitous cruelty to flat-out sadism. Perhaps...

A Pregnant Woman Was Shot in the Stomach, Killing the Unborn Child. Police Charged Her With Manslaughter | The Root

By Michael Harriot | June 30, 2019

Law enforcement officials formally charged a woman with killing her unborn child after she was...

Styled in Sound: Solange Composed and Conducted a New Work to Bid Kenzo’s Longtime Designers Farewell | The Glow Up | The Root

By Maiysha Kai | June 29, 2019

How do you end an era of fashion? If you’re longtime Kenzo designers Carol Lim...

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The Movement that Became the Rastafarians

By Dorrette Young | May 7, 2019

I was planning on writing on the education system in America compared to other countries....

It’s All Love: Sorry, Met Gala, the Love Ball Is the Invite We Really Want to Score | The Glow Up | The Root

By Maiysha Kai | June 29, 2019

The category is: LOVE. There’s camp, and then there’s camp, honey—and, as evidenced by this year’s...

The Photographer Who Captured 20th-Century Queer Life | The Atlantic

By Hannah Giorgis | June 29, 2019

Joan E. Biren’s images from the ’70s and ’80s—which appear in the new exhibit “Art...

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Open Arms

By Spencer Harper | April 26, 2019

Tick Tick…

By Spencer Harper | April 25, 2019

A fire this time… will burn white hot Talking with it the rancor and malevolence…...

Shots Fired ( for Leroy Warrick Jr.)

By Spencer Harper | April 25, 2019

Shots Fired     For my people… We are haunted by the past, the ghosts...

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The Story on Reparations I’m Not Qualified to Write

By William Spivey | June 20, 2019

Every once in a while I read a story that reminds me of how little...

Conduction | The New Yorker

By Ta-Nehisi Coates | June 29, 2019

I departed Virginia with few effects to my name and no real farewells, on a hot...

Jesse Jackson on Reparations: ‘We Are Due a Different Kind of Recognition’ | The Atlantic

By Adam Harris | June 29, 2019

Thirty years ago, the reverend made reparations for slavery core to his presidential campaigns. Now...