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Frederick Reese

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How Gentrification Is Undermining the Notion of Black Community and Destroying Black Businesses

For decades, Oakland has been the fount of Black culture in the West. The founding hub of the Black Panther Party and the hometown of Celtics great Bill Russell, former Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson and...

Sex Trafficking’s True Victims: Why Are Our Black Girls/Women So Vulnerable?

Mimi Crown’s story is like millions of others that have been and are being told across America. At age 21, she was abducted and forced into sexual solicitation. “I had to ask permission to eat,...

Supreme Court Ruling On Ohio Voter Purge Will Have Long-Range Impact on Black Votes

The United States Supreme Court’s decision to review a challenge to Ohio’s voters roll purge policy brings the question of voter discrimination to the forefront again. In a case brought by Black trade unionist organization...

Should the Black Community Support Bill Cosby the Way it Supported New O.J. Simpson?

It has been nearly 22 years since former Buffalo Bills and San Francisco 49ers running back-turned-actor O.J. Simpson was found not guilty in one of the most controversial and well-publicized trials in modern history....

Natural Hair Bias Is the Latest Tool Being Used to Criminalize Black Girls, Marginalize Black Women

In Malden, Mass., the long-simmering argument of how appropriate it is for African-American women to style their hair as they choose hit a new crescendo. In an attempt to, as the Mystic Valley Regional...

Moving Past the Recession: Black Millennials Face Steep Challenges in Job Market

The Class of 2017 is facing the strongest labor market in nearly 10 years. According to research from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Rockefeller Foundation, the unemployment rate for recent graduates is...

Is There Still a Place for HBCUs In Trump’s New America?

By most conservative estimates, the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities are on life support. A combination of gaps in federal and state funding, alumni contributions and student enrollment has many of the institutions...

Are There Any Solutions to the Gun Violence Problem In the Black Community?

It is not too hard to find a story today about the relationship between the African-American community and guns. Typically, these stories paint a complicated and often inaccurate view of the role guns play in...

Does Preserving Confederate History Outweigh the Need to Remove Symbols of a People’s Oppression?

The Battle of Liberty Place monument commemorates 5,000 members of the Crescent City White League’s attack on the city’s Reconstructionist government in 1874, resulting in more than 100 deaths, including several African-American officers. While...

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