10 Everyday Ways Charlottesville and White Supremacy Are Allowed to Still Happen

On Friday, white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville in a rally full of…


"All You Talk about Is Race": Five Responses to a Frustrating Comment

As someone who does race work, every so often someone makes the comment, “All…


How Should You Celebrate the Fourth of July? Make Juneteenth a National Holiday.

For most minorities, especially African Americans, "Independence" Day always…


Emmett Till and Erasing the Reality of Racism

Note: This article originally appeared in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.An Emmett…


If Philando Castile Was a Threat, Then Black People are Never Safe

The recent not guilty verdict of the officer who killed Philando Castile has…


Q&A about Race, Religion, Education, and Culture from the RAANetwork

On June 19 (Juneteenth!) Jemar Tisby, president and co-founder of the…


What Is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth is the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in the United…


Reflections on the Anniversary of the Murder of the Emanuel Nine

June 17 marks the anniversary of the murder of the Emanuel Nine. A white…


"Turn Me Loose!": The Assassination of Medgar Evers

The bullet that killed Medgar Evers didn’t stop in his chest. It ripped through…


"I'm Not Backing Off": Racism and the Undefeatable Faith of Fannie Lou Hamer

June 9 marks a grim anniversary in the history of civil rights. On that date in…


The Bible or the Bullet: James Meredith and the March Against Fear

James Meredith has always been his own man. You have to be if you’re going to…


The NMAAHC and the Risk of Rightly Remembering the Past

On Wednesday, May 31st, someone left a noose on the floor of the National…


Five Reasons Jason Whitlock's Take on LeBron James and Racism is Wrong

Someone spray-painted ni**er on the front gate of a home in Los Angeles…


What Happened to LeBron James Reminds Us That No Amount of Success Can Shield Black People from Racism

On the eve of the NBA finals conversations typically hover around how long the…


We Return Fighting: How Memorial Day Can Mean Something Different for African American Soldiers

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. By setting aside a time to recall…


A Reminder of Why You Should Never Take Lynching Lightly (WARNING: Graphic Description)

Recently a congressman from Mississippi, Karl Oliver, posted a comment on his…


What the Church Can Learn from Taking Down Confederate Monuments

Officials across the South have decided to remove Confederate monuments in…


From Virtual to Reality: The Pass the Mic Meet Up at Just Gospel '17

My index finger paused above the 'enter' button on my keyboard. I had just…


Red and Blue & Black and White: Untangling Race, Religion and Politics in America

They say you should never talk about race, religion, or politics in polite…


African Slaves Were Not 'Immigrants': Reminders from the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Dr. Ben Carson got off to a stumbling start as the Secretary of the Department…