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Could This Be the Beginning of the End of the American Project?

As Donald Trump takes full control of the American government, there is a feeling that the country has moved both backward in time and forward toward a troubling reckoning. All empires fall, it’s part...

Venus and Serena Williams: Legacy, Heart, Perseverance 

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, have come full circle. This incredible 2017 Australian Open Grand Slam final took place on the same court that the two played their first professional match against each...

Why Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s Chief Strategist, Is So Dangerous for Black People

Stephan K. Bannon will be a name you will want to remember. He has the new president's ear. He also has a messianic right-wing ideological belief system that makes him dangerous to Black people....

Was Dr. King’s Radical Legacy Replaced with a Sanitized Version for the Sake of...

January 15 would have been the 88th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 marks the 49th year since his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, as he supported striking Black sanitation workers who were...

In His Farewell Address President Obama Remains Optimistic Even During These Turbulent Times

Giving his farewell address in his adopted hometown of Chicago, President Obama was surrounded by staff, family and well-wishers. He ticked off the challenges facing America and his accomplishments over the past eight years....

Jefferson Sessions, the Soon-to-be Attorney General, Embodies the Old South

In 10 days, a man by the name of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will most likely become the Attorney General of the United States. Senator Sessions, from Alabama, was named after his father, who...

Why Black Cops Are Dangerous to Black Lives

A soon-to-be-released study set to publish next month in Public Administration Review titled "Will More Black Cops Matter?" reveals something that may be counter-intuitive to most people, with the possible exception of most 16-to...

Here Is What President Obama Should Say Directly to the Black Community In His...

President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a farewell address to the American people on January 10 from his adopted hometown of Chicago. A farewell address by a sitting president, although not unheard of,...

Conservatives’ Outcry Against Torture Incident Is Blatant Attempt to Push Narrative That Actually Endangers...

A young Black woman in Chicago participated in and streamed an unquestionably horrible and ugly attack on Facebook Live. She operated what appears to be her smartphone’s camera as three others (also Black) brutalized...

NAACP Brings a Knife to a Gunfight: Sit-In Protest In Jeff Sessions’ Office Illustrates...

The NAACP staged a sit-in Tuesday, Jan. 3, in the Mobile, Alabama, office of Jeff Sessions, Attorney General nominee and U.S. Senator. After a few hours, the group of six was arrested, including national...

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