September 19, 2017
“I must eat a decent meal today!” Ahmed Suk Suk said to himself, as he woke up and sat on the bed. “I haven’t had some warm food with salt...
Opinion
November 24, 2015
They called your apartments and gardens guerrilla strongholds. - June Jordan, Apologies to All the People in Lebanon (1989) On the evening...
Opinion
September 16, 2015
World renowned author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o observed that “Children are the future of any society [and that] if you want to know the future of...
Reviews
August 31, 2015
“This isn’t a crime scene; this is a conflict.” Standing out as one of the most powerful plays in this year’s New York International Fringe...
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July 31, 2015
Two years ago, I was riding my bike through Prospect Park in Brooklyn. As I was picking up speed on the downhill slope, a police car...
Reviews
July 29, 2015
On May 13, 1985, one of the blacker days of the U.S. war on its domestic black population, the Philadelphia Police Department undertook the...
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June 21, 2015
In the week after Eric Casebolt of the McKinney Police Department provided backup for two women’s racist assaults on black teens enjoying...
Opinion
November 16, 2014
It’s been harder than usual to ignore the devaluing of black womanhood in America. From video footage of a black woman getting knocked out...
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December 10, 2014
The protests that followed the non-indictments of the racist, murderous police officers in the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases have...