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Understanding Black Boyz Through the Empathetic Lens of John Singleton

When I think back on the life and career John Singleton, who died on Monday at the age of 51, I tend to focus on…

A Conversation Between Black Men of Different Generations About Dating White Women

Most of the time it seems we prefer to ignore American history, but if you’re a black man, occasionally it will show up in your…

What It Means When You Die a Half-Made Man

Los Angeles had just endured its coldest winter in recent memory. Then, yesterday, the city finally enjoyed one of its first warm days of spring….

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,…