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Clint Smith: How to raise a Black son in America

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State Legislatures Reveal a Lot About Racism in America

By Charles D. Ellison Look a little closer and you’ll find that state legislatures are some of the most unapologetic cesspools of racism in America. Which is one reason some of us cringe at that familiar concept called “states’ rights.” … Continue reading

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9 Things Many Americans Just Don’t Grasp (Compared to the Rest of the World)

By Alex Henderson To hear the far-right ideologues of Fox News and AM talk radio tell it, life in Europe is hell on Earth. Taxes are high, sexual promiscuity prevails, universal healthcare doesn’t work, and millions of people don’t even … Continue reading

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A Foreclosure Conveyor Belt The Continuing Depopulation of Detroit

By Laura Gottesdiener Unlike so many industrial innovations, the revolving door was not developed in Detroit. It took its first spin in Philadelphia in 1888, the brainchild of Theophilus Van Kannel, the soon-to-be founder of the Van Kannel Revolving Door … Continue reading

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Boniface Mwangi: The day I stood up alone

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Unlike Gwyneth Paltrow, millennials understand the reality of food stamps

By Jana Kasperkevic If she was true to her word, Gwyneth Paltrow should be finishing up her food stamp challenge having spent a week trying to survive on $29 worth of food. Alana Folsom, a twentysomething graduate student, knows something … Continue reading

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The Importance of Knowing Your Worth

By Miki Turner My mother never earned a college degree, but throughout my childhood she would randomly dole out these pearls of wisdom that gave me a leg up when it came to navigating all the left turns I would … Continue reading

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Amandla Stenberg: Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows

Tell em Lil Sister!!!

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Author Benilde Little Encourages Black Women to ‘Break Down’

By Danielle C. Belton Author Benilde Little wants black women to know it’s OK. It’s OK to let go. It’s OK to cry. It’s OK to break down. In fact, in her new memoir, Welcome to My Breakdown, she welcomes … Continue reading

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The Racial Wealth Gap in America

How can America become more financially equitable for all?

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