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In the ‘Black Guns Matter’ Movement, ‘Make Racists Afraid Again’ Is About Education, Not Violence

Growing up, Maj Toure wasn’t someone you’d immediately describe as a “gun guy.” But being raised in Philadelphia, where he was surrounded by gun violence,…

A Timeline of Spike Lee’s Oscar Snubs and Racial Progress (or Lack Thereof) in America

This nation has never been ready for Spike Lee. For the last four decades, he’s dragged the cultural conversation on race in America forward, despite…

The High Cost of Being a Black Entrepreneur in the Cannabis Industry

Until very recently, it was a serious and often life-ruining crime to possess pot in America. That’s all changed obviously. In 2012, Colorado and Washington…

Nashville Might Have Finally Found a Way to Hold Police Accountable for Killing Unarmed Black Men

In February 2017, 31-year-old Jocques Clemmons was pulled over in a routine traffic stop by Metro-Nashville Police Officer Joshua Lippert. It was just before 1…