Unlike some who assert that race is irrelevant and try to minimize its importance by pointing out that it is purely a social construct, I believe it DOES matter.
There are a number of things that are confusing in life- taxes, getting one's period for the first time and trying to figure out sexual...
I had a good friend of mine become a drug addict. Crack specifically. I never imagined he'd be using it in a million years, but life has a funny way of showing you that anything is possible. He was a natural born hustler. He sold dope at school, at parties and pretty much wherever he could make a buck.
This isn't about gorillas and alligators. This is about our country's obsessions with invalidating, patronizing and racializing Black parents. All Black parents.
Since June is also National Homeownership Month, there is no better time to think about how policy could, though belatedly, change the financial futures of millions of households of color by expanding access to homeownership.
Safe. Sane. Consensual. That's what sex should be -- always.
Fifty years ago, the term "Black power" fired into the American vocabulary. In celebration of the fifty-year anniversary of the call for Black power this week, I present this exclusive excerpt from my new book.
Context, particularly as it relates to power relationships, is a key factor in distinguishing borrowing from exploitative cultural appropriation. When patterns of borrowing fail to acknowledge their sources and compensate them, they can be categorized as cultural appropriation.
Supervised Injection Facilities (SIFs) have garnered a lot of attention recently, primarily due to advocates, elected officials, and public health experts suggesting them as a viable solution to mitigate the nation's opioid overdose crisis.
Justice must be served for this mockery of the truth. Jeffrey is innocent, and always has been. Our appeal to the President to pardon Jeffrey is a request for the acknowledgment of this undeniable injustice done to Jeffrey and amends to the wrongful conviction that changed our lives forever.
My mother and sisters were a clan of women, but rather than play king, my father instituted in us more democratic principles -- particularly that being a woman did not stop us from accomplishing or doing anything we put our minds to.
He beamed at me, confident that he had just bestowed upon me one of the great accomplishments that all multiracial women hope for: the badge of honor for completing the last arch in a white man's hookup rainbow.
No one is better than anyone else. Lighter isn't better than darker or vice versa. Let's teach and practice seeing each other in our simplest form -- human.
Let's use the Charleston anniversary as an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to ensuring that we, as a nation, are doing all we can to fight haters, extremists, and the threat they pose to our communities.
I recently wrote an article on the problem of diversity in philosophy, and I can honestly say that I could never have anticipated how polarizing the response would be.
Race and gender cannot be separated for black women. Black women do not have the privilege of living their lives as solely black or solely women at any given point in time. They endure both struggles at once.
The politics behind the witch-hunt of Muslims is just as easy to see. It's been an ace card for legions of GOP demagogic, fear-mongering officials and candidates. Trump simply took it to the next demagogic level. His is part calculation, part pandering, maybe even part belief.
Muhammad Ali will always live in our hearts for being the great man that he was. Because of how he lived his life, he left an indelible legacy that survives his death. Live your life in such a way that you leave a rich legacy for your family, friends, and community.
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