Do The Right Thing

For the Love of "Do The Right Thing"

On June 30, 1989, Spike Lee released what is arguably his greatest film: "Do…


"What Other Way They Ever Do Us?" — Why The Central Park 5 Can Happen Again

When I was a teenager, my mother hated the idea of me going out in groups with…


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When the Fatherless Become Fathers

The first time I remember my father told me he loved me was just shy of my…


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Review: The Two Killings of Sam Cooke

Legendary singer Sam Cooke died in 1964 under circumstances shrouded in…


Does The School-to-Prison Pipeline Run Through Your Home?

We send our children to school with the hopes they will receive a good…


BlacKkKlansman: A Story of Then and Now

"BlacKkKlansman" is more than a movie, it is history. The film tells a story as…


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What the Crack Epidemic and Opioid Crisis Tells Us About Race in America

For as long as America has been America, drugs have been an issue in some form…


It's Not Always Black Boy Joy

“Working class people don’t get depression. Depression is a luxury of wealth…


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When Non-Believers Go On Mission Trips

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Sports doesn’t build…


In the Middle: A View of African and Caribbean American Life

I feel as though I’ve been living in the middle for my entire life: the…