The Drug Policy Alliance opened its 2017 International Drug Policy Reform Conference on Thursday with acclaimed scholar Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, making it clear that whiteness is at the root of the drug war, and anti-blackness ensures that black…
Miss World South Africa has just unveiled her “traditional” dress for this year’s Miss World pageant and it is a sight to behold. In fact, you may need to put on sunglasses before you gaze onto this brilliant, high-grade, unfiltered, purest-of-the-pure, top-shelf Beckery.
From the days of Cointelpro—targeting black human rights leaders and sowing dissent within the ranks of black organizations committed to freedom and liberation for black people, to unofficial subsidiaries like the Mississippi Sovereignty Commission, whose sole purpose was to violently oppress black communities, the…
Once upon a time, on a network where a digital
stereotype host named Miss Cita lived, there was also a show called Hits From the Streets. It was a silly sketch show on the BET network that sometimes visited popular colleges and coined phrases like “Moo Phi Moo.” The show was kind of dope for its time. It was the year…
Looks like Army 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III may still get justice yet, now that a Prince George’s County, Md., grand jury decided Tuesday to hand up a hate crime charge against Sean Urbanski, a white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing Collins.
In a move that proves she actually doesn’t dance no more because she is too busy making money moves, rapper, reality star and our crazy cousin from the Bronx, N.Y., has announced that she has signed a record deal with Sony/ATV.
A fundraising campaign that was started to honor the memory of school-cafeteria supervisor Philando Castile has raised enough money to pay off school lunch debt for all students in the St. Paul, Minn., public school system for at least one year.
When I was in high school, the laws in my small, white, Virginian hometown were simple:
So Waka Flocka took to Instagram over the weekend to double down on comments in which he insisted that he is not black.
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Updated Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 2:47 p.m.: The Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that all buildings have been cleared and Howard University’s campus is safe. No gunman was found.
I can’t believe it’s been 25 years. Candyman was released on Oct. 16, 1992, but I remember it like it was yesterday because I couldn’t look in a reflective surface for a week after first seeing this film. To be honest, it took me over a year before I was able to enter the bathroom alone without a chill running up my…
I was lucky to find my Bethune-Cookman hoodie just before my Uber arrived to carry me to the airport. Well-worn and worn with pride, it always creates conversations on planes with folks who’ve never heard of it. “Bethune-Cookman College,” my row mate read slowly. “It’s University now,” I said, wishing I wasn’t…
For once ... I’d like to be wrong. For once, I’d like white feminists to not be so damn predictable.
I have always stood for the national anthem—not because I believe in America and want to honor my country. I did it because ... well ... being black in America comes with the knowledge that there are certain things you must do just so you won’t piss off white people.
If you wanted a reason to stop paying your student loans, North Korea’s got you.
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I was 8 years old when A Different World premiered, and after watching the first episode, I knew without a doubt that I would be attending an HBCU. I didn’t know much about life, or even where or what exactly an HBCU was, but I was absolutely certain that I was going to a school just like Hillman College. It wasn’t…
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