As Bernie Sanders’ presidential prospects continue to rise, his apparent disassociation with Black communities simultaneously heightens. Branding himself the anti-establishment candidate, Sanders has energized an enthusiastic progressive base composed mostly of white voters. To them, he panders an egalitarian vision...
When I saw Johnetta Elzie’s radiance grace the cover of Essence magazine, an upsurge of emotion propelled me into happiness, appreciation, and serenity. Thank you @essencemag for this opportunity. February 2016. We will win. ✊🏽💯 https://t.co/63yOA5NHgT #blackgirlmagic pic.twitter.com/wuSm5dyV3S — Johnetta...
To be pro-Black does not mean to be anti-white. To be pro-Black means to be anti-white supremacy. I wrote these words in a piece about interracial dating some months ago. The piece argues that being pro-Black means to affirm Black...
To be a woman who loves hip hop at times is to be in love with your abuser. Because the music was and is that. And yet the culture is ours. — Ava DuVernay (@AVAETC) August 16, 2015 Robert Kelly is...
Jamar Clark was killed execution-style while handcuffed in Minneapolis. Black activists most notably affiliated with the local Black Lives Matter chapter and the local NAACP shut down highways and occupied the 4th police precinct. National media is starting to...
Video released shows a young Black girl being brutally assaulted and traumatized by a police officer … in school. Sr. Deputy Ben Fields can be seen throwing the young Black student to the ground while she’s still seated. He...
Black Lives Matter activists demand a DNC debate centering racial justice issues. Sign our Color of Change petition. It’s abundantly clear that a Democratic presidential debate solely focusing on racial justice issues is needed. The candidates can barely say “Black...
Breakout star Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont continues to draw large crowds and gain in national polls. The firebrand socialist taps into the undercurrent anti-establishment ethos that is becoming increasingly palpable as the populace grows disillusioned with the stoic...
As white queerness moves into the mainstream, there may be certain unearned benefits and advantages that come with being a white gay man in American society. The highly controversial Stonewall tanked this weekend. Thankfully. The movie — based on the...
T.I. has finally parted ways with his breakout star. What took him so long? In 2011, when radio and television personality Charlamagne Tha God said that Iggy Azalea — then fresh off the success of “Pussy” — was gonna be...