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The Depths Of Poverty In The Deep South

By Scott Rodd Andrew sat a table in a bar with no sign outside drinking a Bud Light tallboy. The windows were boarded up from the outside and the only source of light was a bare light bulb sticking out … Continue reading

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The 9 Things the McKinney Pool Party Reminds Us Black People Can’t Do

By Danielle C. Belton When I was 21, a police officer at the scene of a fire cursed me out. It didn’t matter that I was there with a camera crew and working for a TV station in St. Louis. … Continue reading

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Harlem Rents Are 90 Damn Percent Higher Than In 2002

By John Del Signore Median rent costs in Central Harlem increased by a vertiginous 90% between 2002 and 2014, according to a report analyzing newly-released census data. Meanwhile, in Bed-Stuy, the median cost of rent rose 63% over the same time … Continue reading

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Michael B. Jordan – Why I’m Torching the Color Line

By Michael B. Jordan You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic Four—a character originally written with blond hair and blue eyes—I wanted to check the … Continue reading

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How to Get Our Sh** Together (The Power of Personal Responsibility)

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20 Signs You’re Succeeding In Life Even If You Don’t Feel You Are

By Carol Morgan We all feel like failures from time to time. While this is a normal feeling, you have to find a way to see yourself and your life from a different perspective. Sometimes we ignore the “little things.” … Continue reading

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6 Words: ‘My Name Is Jamaal … I’m White’

NPR Staff People make a lot of assumptions based on a name alone. Jamaal Allan, a high school teacher in Des Moines, Iowa, should know. To the surprise of many who have only seen his name, Allan is white. And … Continue reading

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I secretly lived in my office for 500 days

By Terry K. I was asleep when I heard the door rattle against the frame. My eyes flashed open and I sprung upright in my under-desk sleep space. Was it all over? Had someone come to work early? I peered … Continue reading

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Are We Witnessing the Emergence of A Black Spring?

By Priscilla Ocen & Khaled A. Beydoun View image | gettyimages.com In the spring of 2010, we witnessed massive protests in the Arab World. The people of Egypt, Tunisia and Libya had enough; they had enough of the violence propagated … Continue reading

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Clint Smith: How to raise a Black son in America

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