Last night, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan sat down for an interview with Oprah. You remember Harry and Meghan, don’t you? Got married in a big ceremony. Fairy tale wedding. American actress snagged herself a prince. Of course, the big scandal was that Meghan was half Black. Had her beautiful Black mother at the wedding.…

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Hank Aaron died this weekend at the age of 86, after a lifetime of breaking barriers.   Funny thing is, most of us have no idea what Hank Aaron did or what it meant, or why a baseball player would be so important. But here’s the reality. Baseball is a sport that’s defined America from the…

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Black businesses have suffered terribly during the coronavirus pandemic. When the shutdowns began, barbershops and beauty salons, businesses that double as centers of black culture—were closed as nonessential. Black restaurants were shuttered almost from the start. Book stores and coffee shops were shut down and told they weren’t needed. Then, as the lockdown dragged on,…

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I’m concerned that our president is only now being denounced as a racist. It’s not that Donald Trump doesn’t deserve that label. It’s just that those currently criticizing Trump’s racist tendencies have spent too much time in denial. We should not have needed numerous sources accusing Trump of calling African countries shitholes to determine he…

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Because he oversaw and maintained police brutality in the black and brown communities in which I grew up, the statue of Frank Rizzo must immediately be removed from the steps of the taxpayer-funded Municipal Services Building. Not one more cent of my tax dollars maintaining it. Not one more moment of my property housing it.…

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Prince, who died Wednesday at 57, was more cultural force than musician. While his soaring guitar riffs and piercing falsetto voice spoke volumes about his talent, it was what he didn’t say that changed our views on race. Prince, in daring to combine the black musical virtuosity of R&B with the structured chaos of white…

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