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The Black Lives Matter Feud: Not All About the Benjamins
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The Black Lives Matter Feud: Not All About the Benjamins

By Chrisleen Herard The former vice president had barely clinched the Democratic nomination for president, and George Floyd hadn’t been dead a month when Black conservative Candace Owens added her voice to a chorus of accusers. “They are using Breonna Taylor’s face and George Floyd’s death to funnel MILLIONS to support Joe Biden’s campaign. This…

Empowering Black Women, with Poise and Grace
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Empowering Black Women, with Poise and Grace

By Naomi Johnson Misty Copeland, the premier ballerina, sees some potential good in the not so good moments. “With George Floyd and with Black Lives Matter,” Copeland said in a recent online interview, “in 20 years as a professional, though I’ve been saying these things very openly and publicly for 20 years, this is the first…

A Winter in the Red for Black-Owned Restaurants
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A Winter in the Red for Black-Owned Restaurants

By Kayla Hill Black Restaurant Week in the District of Columbia was supposed to give one more boost to businesses like Open Crumb, a West African-seasoned eatery in a resurgent neighborhood that many in the nation’s capital might describe as, you know, the other side of town. Earlier, when the weather was warm, governments around…

When Facts Don’t Matter the Way Black Lives Do
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When Facts Don’t Matter the Way Black Lives Do

By Trevon Patterson The facts, they say, don’t lie. These are the facts: Breonna Taylor was killed when Louisville police officers broke down the door of her apartment, her boyfriend fired a shot in their direction, and the police responded with a hail of bullets, one of which ended her life. Kentucky’s attorney general presented…

A Day-One Dilemma for Black Students and HBCUs
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A Day-One Dilemma for Black Students and HBCUs

By Ravyn Hardwick There is no doubt that Black students, Black families and Black colleges would be special beneficiaries of whatever student-loan debt President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. would wipe out by executive order on his first day in office. The more, the better. The uncertainty is whether there will be any loan forgiveness at…

These Black Women’s Lives Matter As Well
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These Black Women’s Lives Matter As Well

By Arielle Williams Some in Hollywood have launched very personalized initiatives in response to the movements for women’s empowerment, social justice and Black Lives Matter by focusing on crimes of racial and sexual violence against Black women, including women in LGBTQ communities. The actions often are more individualized than sweeping, shaped in part by how…

Does Restricting Access to Guns Reduce Gun Violence?
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Does Restricting Access to Guns Reduce Gun Violence?

By Jalen Whitehead  Gun control has long been a controversial topic, especially in the United States.  Most Americans believe guns are essential to their freedom,  a sentiment enshrined in the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to bear arms. Americans own almost 50 percent of the civilian-owned guns worldwide and has 120.5 guns per capita,…

Education, Immigration

African Students Could Be the Hidden Victims of Trump Administration’s Proposed Visa Restrictions

By Greer Jackson Whether by design, coincidence or indifference, the Trump administration’s proposal to tighten restrictions on international students could extract greater tolls on those from Africa, whose numbers are among the least contributing to what the administration asserts is a national security threat, critics of the plan say. Countries on the continent account for…

Is 15 Percent Too Much to Ask?
Economics, Social Justice

Is 15 Percent Too Much to Ask?

By Tia Lowe It was just a few days after George Floyd died under a policeman’s knee on a Minneapolis street, a killing that would breathe greater life into protests against racial injustice as part of the Black Lives Matter movement, that Aurora James posed her question. “What if major retailers like Walmart, Sephora, Target…

‘Blackfishing’: The New Blackface?
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‘Blackfishing’: The New Blackface?

By Jade Whaley   In the midst of increased racial tensions in the U.S., a new kind of cultural appropriation has emerged, which some have dubbed “Blackfishing.” Cultural appropriation, the idea of members of one culture adopting elements of another culture, is a hot topic on social media. The term Blackfishing is used to describe an…

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