February 9, 2016
Happy Birthday, Alice Walker!
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December 1, 2015
“It was not pre-arranged. It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn’t feel like obeying his demand." — Rosa Parks on...
Art
October 1, 2015
Editor's Introduction A lot is happening on trains right now, observes Portland-based cartoonist Seth Thomas, in his undertaking to make...
Poetry
September 21, 2015
Introduction ABSENT TREES AND ROPE By Brenda Marie Osbey From May through October, whites beat, stabbed, shot, lynched , burned at the...
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August 14, 2015
Rather than berate black people for their lack of enthusiasm for Bernie Sanders, perhaps you should ask us why. Why am I tired of Bernie...
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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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July 16, 2015
“The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.” —Ida B. Wells, 1892. Ida B. Wells, head-and...
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July 23, 2014
Two months ago I wrote a farewell op-ed for my school's newspaper, The Herald . The piece was addressed to Harold Washington College's...