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When I Saw You Win, I Felt Free

The tweet below may make you curl your lip, but there’s one making the rounds right now that rings true for many of the black people…

The day Michael Jordan became less like Mike

Michael Jordan released a statement on Monday addressing the country’s racial climate, police brutality, and violent retaliation aimed at the police. He also pledged a…

Will we run out of words for black lives lost?

Trayvon Martin was killed in 2012, which was the first instance of a black man being denied justice that I wrote about professionally. It was…

He was 21. I was 14. Here’s how I realized I was sexually abused.

[Editor’s Note: The author of this piece has asked to remain anonymous out of sensitivity for several of the people discussed.] A few months ago,…

Where to start reading comic books if you don’t know where to start

So, you’ve seen a few superhero movies, you liked them, and now you’re interested in reading the source material. Why not? The book’s always better than the…

Muhammad Ali didn’t transcend race — he transcended stereotypes about race.

In a 1964 interview with Roots author Alex Haley, 22-year-old Muhammad Ali said, “’I know I got it made while the masses of black people are…

Muhammad Ali is why I have zero time for Michael Jordan.

Friday night I sat at the foot of my bed, cellphone in hand, staring at Twitter, crying like a child over the death of one…

Black Panther: More Than Just the First Black Superhero

How Marvel’s first black superhero shaped – and was shaped by – black America’s fight for liberation.

Before You Quote Martin Luther King Jr.

5 things to keep in mind, for the love of God.

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