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Judge In Big Trouble For Revealing Secrets Online

Judge In Big Trouble For Revealing Secrets Online

By Dr. Sinclair Grey III We all know that racism exists in corporate boardrooms and other professions. Not only is racism prevalent in the business world, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to conclude that racism is prevalent within the criminal justice system. Many defendants who are incarcerated are there because of some sort of […]

Dr. Samori Swygert: How Racism Mirrors And Mimics HIV

Dr. Samori Swygert: How Racism Mirrors And Mimics HIV

By: Dr. Samori Swygert I was thinking about the monumental injustices in the trials of Michael Dunn and George Zimmerman.  I kept swirling around how the method of transmission of racism is like a disease, and I honed in on comparing the characteristics of HIV and racism.  I just want to share what I thought. […]

Dr. Boyce: Black Students Protest the Univ. of Michigan’s Cotton Club Mentality

Dr. Boyce:  Black Students Protest the Univ. of Michigan’s Cotton Club Mentality

By Dr. Boyce Watkins The black students at The University of Michigan are in the fight of their lives.  They are demanding that the university end a long reign of racial discrimination by allowing more African American students, hiring more black faculty members and allowing for a more diverse learning experience. The students are speaking […]

What is “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome?”

What is “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome?”

By Greg B. If you have ever experienced one of Dr. Joy DeGruy Leary’s workshops on race and cultural heritage then you understand how not only enlightening, but dynamic and informational they are. Dr. Leary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, a master’s degree in Social Work (MSW), a master’s degree in Psychology, […]

Gabriel L. Matthews: The Black LGBT Community, A Perspective

Gabriel L. Matthews:  The Black LGBT Community, A Perspective

By Gabriel L. Matthews In recent weeks, people of color have had a lot of opinions to share with regard to the gay and lesbian community. At the beginning of 2014, Evander Holyfield reportedly told Luisa Zissman, an Apprentice UK star that being gay is “not normal,” comparing it to an ill-turned leg capable of […]

“You Offend our Southern!” Paula Deen

“You Offend our Southern!” Paula Deen

By Crystal Hayes and Olivia Reeser Dear Paula Deen: We write this open letter to you today as a Black and a White woman living in the south to express our shared deep pain, disbelief, and mixed reactions to your admitted use of racial slurs and all that has happened since. We’re also professional social […]

Dr. Julianne Malveaux: Does Big Brother Have a Racial Bias?

Dr. Julianne Malveaux:  Does Big Brother Have a Racial Bias?

by Dr. Julianne Malveaux When George Orwell wrote the novel 1984, he envisioned a character, a real or imagined “Big Brother” who was a know-all, see-all, omnipotent and elusive presence that intruded into lives because he could.  Those who knew about “him” were told that they did not exist, but in many ways, Big Brother may not have […]

How ‘Accidental Racist’ Is Actually Just Racist

How ‘Accidental Racist’ Is Actually Just Racist

      Writing at the Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates explains why the lyrics to Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s duet are laughable, and why the very selection of LL as a collaborator was problematic. This new duet between Brad Paisley and LL Cool J, “Accidental Racist,” is getting beaten up pretty badly on the intertubes. […]

Dedrick Muhammad: The Economic Roots of Racism

Dedrick Muhammad:   The Economic Roots of Racism

      Most people assume that racism is as old as humanity itself. Yet racism as we understand it today is a relativelymodern ideology that first took shape in the 17th and 18th century as a moral justification for European conquest, particularly the enslavement of African people, which had become a significant source of wealth […]

Ask Black America: Is Fugitive Cop Chris Dorner a Hero or a Villain?

Ask Black America:  Is Fugitive Cop Chris Dorner a Hero or a Villain?

Fugitive police officer Chris Dorner is a man on a mission.  He’s spilling blood for his version of justice, but some people aren’t able to appreciate his perspective.  Others feel that Dorner has a point:  The LAPD has a long history of well-documented corruption, and many innocent people have been killed by their actions.  Is […]

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