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Communication…Is it really that simple?

by Leslie Recall, The Soul Brother The easiest way to understand communication is to look at the process of communicating. Because the process is continuous and ongoing, it is impossible to capture the process of communication in a single diagram … Continue reading

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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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