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Zaron Burnett III

Zaron Burnett is an investigative journalist and longform features writer based in Los Angeles. He covers culture, politics, race, and other perplexing mysteries for MEL.

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    Finn Deserved Better — And So Did Black ‘Star Wars’ Fans

    ‘Disney better not screw this up,’ I thought. We all know what happened next. Of course, there was an easy fix all along.

    The Blackest Thing About Me Is That I’ve Never Gotten the Flu Shot

    …Until now. It’s a journey to trust a medical system that’s been historically detrimental to Black American health. But change is afoot — in the form of an unconventional barbershop campaign

    ‘Woke With a Hard R’: How the Right Created a New Dog Whistle

    The word woke is now a funhouse version of itself — a weaponized expression of winking anti-Blackness. How did we get here?