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Ray Lewis Missed an Opportunity to Tackle an Important Issue… But I Don’t

Note: This article appears originally at alineinthesand.com In the wake of the protests against police brutality and the killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, …

Editorial: Do we have the wherewithal to respond to injustice?

By Be Moore In 1991, Howard University rested squarely in the hood. Now, the university hasn’t MOVED, but think of the hood as a sort of tide that rises and …

Darren Wilson is Not Indicted: White Supremacy Wins

I don’t know whether Darren Wilson is a racist. Or a White supremacist. It doesn’t matter. The fact that he will never face a trial by jury for killing …

Ooh Kill ‘Em!: Black Male Mentoring and Fictive Kinship

I love the South.  I love country folks.  I love country Black folks from the South.  I have two of them for parents.  And if you have them southern roots …

A School is Always Teaching: What Deborah Brown Community School Taught One Little Black Girl

If you haven’t seen it yet, here is the news story about 7-year-old Tiana Parker. She’s a former student at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Deborah Brown …

“I Hate Myself!”: What are Respectability Politics, and Why do Black People Subscribe to Them?

You may not be familiar with the term “respectability politics”, but you’ve heard them before.  Maybe you’ve even engaged in them.  …

Gov. Bobby Jindal Wants to End Race? No Thanks.

I used to believe people were confused about the meaning of words involving social justice.  I figured when someone referred to any discussions about race as …

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