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Monday, August 21, 2017
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Obama onstage for his farewell with wife Michelle and daughter Malia

America Rarely Lets You Forget That You’re Black

I’ve always known African Americans face challenges — discrimination in health, housing, hiring, and a racially biased system of “justice.” But at some level, I had grown comfortable in a nation paced by Oprah, LeBron, Beyonce, and Barack. So when we hit this season of reversal, I was more surprised than I should have been. I had forgotten about being black. Meaning, I had forgotten that for us, setback is nothing new.

February 8, 2017
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Why Trump’s Language Reveals His Racist Attitudes

Trump’s use of the definite article—“the”—in discussing racial and religious minorities, and other historically marginalized groups, tells us all we need to know about how he views them. It’s a rhetorical way of separating “us” from “them,” a clear means of dividing the “regular” white people from all “the others.”

October 25, 2016

How The Civil War Never Ended For Black America

By righting a 150-year-old wrong, re-enactors aim to help remedy long untreated ills at the root of today’s #BlackLivesMatter movement

May 19, 2015
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Kirk Nod Gives Lynch Enough Backing To Become Attorney General

With the backing of five Senate Republicans, Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as the first African American female attorney general looks assured.

April 2, 2015
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Wrongfully Held, Floyd Brown Awarded Millions, But His Money Is Locked Up

After being wrongfully incarcerated, Floyd Brown, who is mentally ill, calls himself a millionaire although he is not allowed to use his earnings.

April 2, 2015

Victory Abroad, Discrimination At Home: The Story Of The Harlem Hellfighters

“In 1919, the 369th infantry regiment marched home triumphantly from World War I. They had spent more time in combat than any other American unit, never losing a foot of ground to the enemy, or a man to capture, and winning countless decorations. Though they returned as heroes, this African American unit faced tremendous discrimination, […]

August 25, 2014

Weekend Reader: ‘Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison’

Today The Weekend Reader brings you Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison by Nell Bernstein. A former Soros Justice Media Fellow and also the author of All Alone in the World, Bernstein is well known for advocating on behalf of children who have been let down by the juvenile prison system. Burning Down the House […]

July 26, 2014