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Atlanta's Alarming HIV & AIDS Stats Are Our Problem

The headline is as frightening as it sounds: “Half Of Atlanta’s Newly Diagnosed HIV Patients Have AIDS, Grady Testing Finds.”

Yet, what may sound like an isolated problem is a complicated issue whose faults are multidimensional and could easily pour over into other major metropolitan cities. 603 more words

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The Black Lives Matter Movement Doesn't Need Perfect Symbols

I’m no longer certain what’s more taxing: Having to write about yet another unarmed Black person experiencing excessive, brutal force from law enforcement, or having to note that Black man or woman doesn’t have to be pristine to have their humanity respected. 660 more words


I Came For The Caffeine, Not The Race Chats

It’s 7:00 a.m., you’re feeling barely alive, and you need a mighty jolt of caffeine to properly prepare you for the morning. Is that the best time to talk to your server about institutionalized racism and white supremacy? 638 more words


Don't Act Brand New! "Coon Songs" Have A Long History In This Country

What a week!

Everybody digs “Empire,” but if there was ever a time we needed “Soul Train” back in our lives, it’s now.

It seems like Blackness, or at least everything happening around it, is making the news. 847 more words

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Ben Carson, Prison Does Not Prove Being Gay Is A Choice

For many Black children born in the 1980s, Ben Carson is a hero. He is, as BuzzFeed’s Joel Anderson describes in a well-done profile about the surgeon-turned-GOP-presidential-contender… 736 more words


Like Celebrities, You Can Use Your Platform For Greater Good

Much was made about the Oscars last Sunday. The hash tag #OscarsSoWhite reflected the absence of color among some of the biggest categories of the night. 489 more words


Lee Daniels Claims "Reverse Racism" Hurt Mo'Nique. Really?

For the last several days, Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels have been revisiting a conversation they had privately years ago in public spaces. This rehash of history started with Mo’Nique… 745 more words