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

Memorial In Brooklyn For Recent Victims Of Police Violence, Eric Garner And Michael Brown

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 encompasses areas, and other times recedes, leaving traces like flopping fish on the ground after a tidal wave. We we’re under water. Along with hood,…

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Darren Wilson is Not Indicted: White Supremacy Wins

Darren Wilson

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 Michael Brown is a victory for White supremacy all the same.

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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 (pronounced “ruhtz”) like I do, you probably have more “play cousins” than you can count. “Play cousins?” For those of you without it, I’ll give you…

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Musiq Soulchild New Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure


Atlantic Records Recording Artist Musiq Soulchild announced his new role as ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Circle of Promise, a movement designed to further engage black women around the globe in the fight against breast cancer. As an ambassador for the movement, Musiq will raise awareness about breast cancer so that younger…

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Pop star, “Sweet Micky” declared Haiti president

Michel Martelly, a Haitian popular singer known by the stage name “Sweet Micky,” was officially declared the earthquake-devastated country’s next president, election officials said Wednesday.

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Notorious B.I.G.’s FBI murder case files released

More than 350 pages of FBI files will give those interested in the case plenty to pore over in the coming days.

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New Study: Black women’s hair loss tied to weaving

Very tight braiding or weaving may be linked to a permanent type of hair loss that affects many African American women, according to a U.S. study.

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First Black man to walk in space wants others to follow in his footsteps

He urges black youngsters to think about space-related careers. “They often want to aspire to be athletes or rappers but the best thing to enable one to take care of their family and themselves is education.”

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