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BLACK VOICES

Cops Arrest 2 Black Men Sitting In Starbucks For ‘Trespassing’: Video

By

Hilary Hanson

The Philadelphia DA’s Office said there was a “lack of evidence” that the men committed any crime.

SACRAMENTO, CA - APRIL 04:  A Black Lives Matter protester holds an illustration of Stephon Clark during a march and demonstration through the streets of Sacramento on April 4, 2018 in Sacramento, California. Over 100 Black Lives Matter protesters rallied during a day of action outside of the Sacramento district attorney office demanding justice for Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by Sacramento police on March 18.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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OPINION

I Can’t Watch Yet Another White Cop Kill Yet Another Black Man

By

Brandi Miller, Columnist

These videos function much like lynchings. They show black people that their lives are at the mercy of whiteness.

A member of the Occupy Wall Street movement shows his sign as he protests on 5th Avenue while marching through the upper east side of New York October 11, 2011. The Occupy Wall Street movement took protests to the New York homes of super-wealthy executives on Tuesday as rallies against economic inequality were planned this week for over 50 U.S. college campuses and in several cities around the world.      REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton   (UNITED STATES - Tags: CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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OPINION

To Fight Racial Inequality We Need To Rethink Our Economy

By

Lester Spence

Piecemeal measures won’t work.

Althea Gibson shows off the Ladies' Singles trophy after her straight sets victory over Angela Mortimer  (Photo by Barratts/PA Images via Getty Images)

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BLACK VOICES

Tennis Legend Althea Gibson To Be Honored With Statue At U.S. Open Site

By

Taryn Finley

Gibson was the first African-American to win the Grand Slam title.

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BLACK VOICES

These Profound Photos Masterfully Turn Racial Stereotypes On Their Head

By

Lilly Workneh

A powerful new photo essay reexamines our relationship with race.

BLACK VOICES

Colin Kaepernick Makes Me Wanna Holler And Throw Up Both My Hands

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Dr. Valerie Wardlaw, Contributor

Author, For Girls Who Choose to Believe: #IMatter

Colin Kaepernick simply spoke of his disappointment in a country that is better than what we at times exhibit. He said what you and I know — that we can and must do better. It is a courageous act to speak truth to power.

HUFFPOST LIVE 321

America Has Failed Alton Sterling And Philando Castile

By

Zac Thompson, Contributor

Outspeak Editor – in partnership with The Huffington Post

Who Do You Call When The Murderer Wears A Badge?

ENTERTAINMENT

Dear Tomi Lahren: Take Several Seats

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Kim Kane, Contributor

Radio Host, Writer, Voice Over Artist

Tomi, please consider the following: your tone displayed a total lack of compassion. Your words displayed a lack of understanding. Your arguments displayed a lack of research.

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LATINO VOICES

People Of Color Discuss Their Experiences With Mental Illness

By

Carolina Moreno

“As a culture, Dominican people just don’t discuss [mental illness].”

BLACK VOICES

The Dollars and Sense of the Social Inequities of the Black Experience

By

Dr. Ebbie Parsons, III, Contributor

Managing Partner, Yardstick Learning

Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to Davos, Switzerland during the World Economic Forum’s annual

IMPACT

Ten Things White People Need To Quit Saying

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Melody Moezzi, Contributor

Author, Attorney, Activist, UN Global Expert

If any of this offends you as a white person, I ask simply that you sit with that discomfort for a while. Really feel it. Now imagine that your distress weren’t the temporary consequence of reading an article, but rather the permanent consequence of living in your own skin.

BLACK VOICES

An Unfiltered Response To Buzzfeed’s Viral Anti-Black Video

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Tajh Sutton, Contributor

Mom, educator, activist, performance artist, step & dance teac…

What we NOT gon’ do is provide a playground for white supremacists everywhere to like, comment, share and say ‘Look! Even the BLACK PEOPLE are saying it! How could it be racist NOW?!’ And that is what you’ve done, Buzzfeed.

POLITICS

Friday Talking Points — Copulating Rodents!

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Chris Weigant, Contributor

Chris Weigant is a political commentator.

The Republican presidential nomination race has previously devolved to the level of an elementary school playground (penis-measuring in a national debate), and has now risen to at least high school (if not a college frat house) with the vicious battle going on between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over who can insult each other’s wives the most.

BLACK VOICES

On Being Brown When Your Father Is White

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Sarah Gladstone, Contributor

Contributor

I’m African American on my mother’s side, and I’m a Russian, Polish Jew from my father. In a world where we’re so often told black and white issues don’t exist, I have been coerced into telling the world that’s exactly what I am: A black and white issue.

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