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Elijah Cummings: We Weren’t Better Than This, But He Believed We Could Be

By William Spivey | October 18, 2019

It couldn’t have been easy growing up in South Baltimore with the name Elijah. His was the name of one of the major prophets from the Bible. The biblical Elijah […]

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POLITICS ‘This Election Is Too Important’: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Fighting Trump and Endorsing Joe Biden | The Root

By Jason Johnson

The Joe Biden campaign for president has been a spectacle to behold this year. On the one hand, if you wrote out Biden on paper, […]

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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Elijah Cummings: We Weren’t Better Than This, But He Believed We Could Be

By William Spivey | October 18, 2019

It couldn’t have been easy growing up in South Baltimore with the name Elijah. His...

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What do Terre Haute Prisoners, Tuskegee Sharecroppers, and Guatemalans Have in Common? The US Government Gave Them Venereal Disease.

By William Spivey | September 14, 2019

It started in Tuskegee, Alabama. The US Public Health Service (PHS) began a study on...

Where Voices of Color Matter

Wriit is a powerful community-magazine for Voices of Color. Wriit offers Independent Writers a home to openly express, share and expand the reach of their voices.

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America’s Breeding Farms: What History Books Never Told You | Enigma In Black

By Wriit Staff | August 18, 2019

Written By: William Spivey In 1808, America banned the import of slaves from Africa and...

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That Time White Slaveowners Got Reparations While Slaves Didn’t Get 40 Acres and a Mule

By William Spivey | August 2, 2019

“It is time for us to simply realize that … when it comes to the...

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POLITICS ‘This Election Is Too Important’: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Fighting Trump and Endorsing Joe Biden | The Root

By Jason Johnson | July 20, 2019

The Joe Biden campaign for president has been a spectacle to behold this year. On...

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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...

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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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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...

Culture

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...

Race

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...