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Michelle Alexander, the brilliant author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of

Counting the Cost

Nick Cocchi would like to be the sheriff of Hampden County, an Eastern Massachusetts county of half a million people. Springfield, Mass., a city that is about 22 percent African American, is the county seat. Eastern Massachusetts

”Black is beautiful.” “Black power,” and “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud”—for this writer, these

I am looking forward to Nov. 8, 2016, and to voting for Hilary Rodham Clinton to lead these United States.

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During this 21st century, particularly during this Decade of the African Diaspora, and the 2015-2016

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In the new movie, “Concussion,” Will Smith gives a remarkable performance as Dr. Bennett Omalu, a brilliantly-educated (Sidney Poitier-like) forensic pathologist who reluctantly concludes that football is causing serious head trauma and disease, and he has to speak out about ...

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Three unarmed Black men encountered a group of White men walking down a dirt road in Slocum, Texas on July 29, 1910. Without warning, and with no reason, the White men opened fire on the Black men.

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This week, as Serena Williams begins anew her quest to win the tennis Grand Slam,

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Days before the opening of the World Economic Forum, Oxfam,

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President Barack Obama did his thing when he delivered the State of the Union address (SOTU) on Tuesday night. There was confidence in his speech, some off-the-cuff humor and a little swagger when he rattled off his accomplishments and asserted ...

Unfair solar policy needs review

All across California’s African American communities, issues of equality and fairness should not only be thought of as civil rights concerns, but also as economic issues.

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A few weeks ago, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia used the “Mismatch Theory of Affirmative Action” to question the position of the University of Texas attorney arguing for the use of race as one of several factors in admitting students ...

Counting the Cost

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote, “It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me, but it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that’s pretty important.”

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It was interesting watching the 2015 version of the Army-Navy football game a few Saturdays ago. By game time, it had already been announced that the Heisman Trophy voting had already begun, and Navy's brilliant quarterback, Keenan Reynolds, who should ...

Ron Busby on Walmart CEO

Normally at this time of the year, we like to look back and recap some of the highlights of our activities from the preceding 12 months. This year, though, something so bizarre happened recently—something that captures the magnitude of inequity ...

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In the old world order, there was no need for Pan Africanism,