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My Family Has Been Racially Profiled Everywhere from Harvard to Our Own Home

My Family Has Been Racially Profiled Everywhere from Harvard to Our Own Home

What happened to Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri has resonated across the country with African Americans because all of us feel that it could have easily happened…

Remembering Madam CJ Walker as Organizations Work to Preserve Her Estate

Remembering Madam CJ Walker as Organizations Work to Preserve Her Estate

Most people tend to fawn over celebrities, but I’m the type of person who is more so enthralled with everyday people who overcome extraordinary obstacles to achieve something…

Five Signs We’re Not a ‘Post-Racial’ Society

Five Signs We’re Not a ‘Post-Racial’ Society

In the wake of the Ferguson shooting, a recent Pew poll finds that 47 percent of whites believe that “race is getting more attention than it deserves,” with regards to the…

Most New Yorkers Want To See Criminal Charges In The Death Of Eric Garner

Most New Yorkers Want To See Criminal Charges In The Death Of Eric Garner

NEW YORK — A majority of New Yorkers think criminal charges should be brought against police officer Daniel Pantaleo, the cop most directly involved in last month’s death…

Beverly Hills Back in the Hot Seat for Racial Profiling

Beverly Hills Back in the Hot Seat for Racial Profiling

Beverly Hills police and city officials predictably circled the wagon after news broke of the humiliating, embarrassing and potentially dangerous wrongful arrest of noted African-American filmmaker and producer…

A Unique African-American Culture, Hundreds of Years Old, That Could Go Extinct

A Unique African-American Culture, Hundreds of Years Old, That Could Go Extinct

Growing up in Beaufort, South Carolina, in the 1970s, Pete Marovich often overheard locals speaking “a rapid-fire language that sounded similar to English.” At the time, he had no idea…

In Ferguson, A Sense Of Normalcy Returns To A City Still On Edge

In Ferguson, A Sense Of Normalcy Returns To A City Still On Edge

FERGUSON, Mo. — They’re still here: a small group of protesters, across from the police department, in what passes for a downtown in this small suburb of St.…

Ferguson and Cheap Historical Comparisons

Ferguson and Cheap Historical Comparisons

If you spend an inordinate time, like I do, on Facebook, you have most likely seen images from Ferguson, Missouri, juxtaposed with iconic photos from the civil rights…

Watch: Debating ‘Black Female Privilege’

Watch: Debating ‘Black Female Privilege’

It struck some people as an oxymoron. They couldn’t wrap their minds around how the words “black women” and “privilege” were being used in the same sentence in this…

Narrowing the Racial Divide in the War on Drugs

Narrowing the Racial Divide in the War on Drugs

More than four decades have passed since the War on Drugs began, and America has been injured — but the damage has not been solely the result of…

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

Three quarters of whites don’t have any non-white friends

“All my black friends have a bunch of white friends. And all my white friends have one black friend.” That’s the memorable punchline of a Chris Rock bit from 2009…

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