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How Racial Bias Affects The Quality Of Black Students’ Education 

By Casey Quinlan The Department of Education recently released some startling numbers about how much our country spends on prisons versus schools that added fuel to the fire of national conversation about criminal justice reform. One way to think about … Continue reading

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America can’t heal until Jim Crow finally dies

by Antonio Moore The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, while tragic, were markers of larger problems in America. Their murders were signals of a contorted reality shedding light to the economic pillars that so much of white privilege … Continue reading

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White House responds to petition to label Black Lives Matter a “terror” group

                        After days of violence and heightened racial tensions in the U.S., the White House responded this week to an online petition asking the federal government to formally label … Continue reading

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Olympian John Carlos: ‘If You’re Famous and You’re Black, You Have to Be An Activist’ 

By Sameer Rao Back in 1968, sprinter John Carlos’ decision to stand for racial justice and raise his black-gloved fist during the Olympics’ medal ceremony led to a backlash that ultimately cost him his marriage. “My wife and kids were tormented,” Carlos wrote in … Continue reading

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6 Eye-Opening Facts About How Differently Black And White People View Race

By Lilly Workneh A new Pew Research study released Monday shows that black and white America have profoundly different views on race and inequality. The study, which involved 3,769 adults (1,799 whites, 1,004 blacks and 654 Hispanics) and was conducted between Feb. … Continue reading

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Meet the Chicago teen who may cure colon cancer

By Carol Kuruvilla A 19-year-old Chicago teen may one day hold the key to curing colon cancer. If his previous successes are any indication, Keven Stonewall is well on his way to becoming the kind of scientist who leaves a … Continue reading

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Here It Is

by Alice Walker (2016) Here it is the beauty that scares you -so you believe- to death. For he is certainly gorgeous and he is certainly where whiteness to your disbelief has not wandered off to die. No. It is … Continue reading

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Malcolm X – Speech at Ford Auditorium (Detroit)

Brother Malcolm delivered this speech in Detroit later in the day after his house was bombed earlier. Think for a moment how physically tired he must have been. Yet, he was bound to his calling – to speak truth to … Continue reading

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Stokely Carmichael – Black Power

As resonant today as it was then….

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He Cries Alone: Black Men and PTSD

By Ericka Blount Danois They’re crying out for help. But will anyone listen? They are African-American men, struggling with mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder—many are veterans, but many more are civilians struggling in secret, ashamed. These are men like 26-year-old … Continue reading

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