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COMMENTARY: Why Black Men Must Become Feminists

It is time for some honest talk about gender politics in Black America. With the rise of “Trumpism,” our community needs all hands on deck...

COMMENTARY: Shame, Shame, Shame

There was a reason Ku Klux Klan members wore hoods that hid their faces. Anonymity allows people to act upon their worst instincts without having...

Revolutionary Slaveholders

Each year, many Americans celebrate the 4th of July. On that day in 1776, it is said that “The Land of the Free” was...

Trump is a Moron, but Most Americans Don’t Know Who Burned the White House

Donald Trump made headlines with his ignorance again when he accused Canada of burning the White House during the War of 1812. Most school children...

COMMENTARY: Manifest Destiny in Modern America

One weekend evening in 1966, while traveling from Camp LeJeune in Eastern North Carolina to Myrtle Beach, S.C., my Marine buddies and I began...

Passing

In 1995, a journalist I know was interviewing the First Lady of Virginia, Susan Brown Allen, wife of the new governor at the time,...

If Education is the Answer, Why Do Black Women with College Degrees Have Higher Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates Than White Women Who Dropped...

by Oscar Blayton, Esq. Most people of color can point to at least one moment when they realize that popular culture in America distorts the...

Remember (The Truth About) The Alamo

On a Saturday evening in February 1955, like a million other kids in America with their eyes glued to black and white televisions, I...

The Second Amendment and White Anxiety

There has been yet another school shooting in America. The multiple murders at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida mark the 18th...

A Gentle Scolding of a Dear Ally

In January of 1963, I was in my senior year at my all-Black high school and required to take a course in U.S. Government....

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