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Ahmaud Arbery’s murderers being brought to justice is a small victory in a never-ending fight

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This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that three men who decided to hunt and lynch Ahmaud Arbery for the crime of jogging while Black in America can still be found guilty by a mostly White jury of their peers.

(No anti-lynching bill has been passed by Congress into federal law.

RACISM + SPORTS

Aaron Rodgers lied, and Kaepernick told the truth about the NFL and America

Aaron Rodgers and Colin Kaepernick | Photo Credit | Associated Press

We're all old enough to remember when Aaron Rodgers, star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, said Kaepernick wasn't on an NFL team "because of his protests." Back then, he had nothing but smoke for his fellow quarterback. Instead of support, he justified the league-wide decision to keep Kaepernick out…

BLACK LEADERSHIP MATTERS

Telling Black folks to avoid vaccination is not a "power to the people" moment

Floyd Mayweather | Photo Credit | Getty Images

“Power to the people doesn’t mean what five-time world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather thinks it means. Full stop. No way telling Black people to protest vaccine mandates furthers our collective interest. Yet, Mayweather recently threw his full support behind Kyrie Irving’s no-vaccine mandate campaign. It’s a shame that these prominent…

Last month, a Black man was killed by a White man in Oregon because he complimented the man’s White girlfriend. Sound familiar?

Photo: Mamie Till-Mobley / Public Domain

Earlier this year, an old photo of Emmett Till and his mother spread across the internet. Although the picture of Till alive and smiling next to his mother had been seen for decades, its revitalization came from the fact that it wasn’t in black-and-white; the slain boy has seldom been…

He claimed the movement had no "call to action." Did he miss the point?

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When Kaepernick started to take a knee during the national anthem in 2016, he caught backlash from all sides. Many White Americans, including President Trump at the time, disagreed with his decision. And liberals don't get a pass. I'm old enough to remember when Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the White feminists'…

RACISM + CINEMA

Seeing a Black version of a White classic series has some folks flustered. Let's unpack this.

Photo Credit | Laura Kariuki, Elisha Williams, Saycon Sengbloh, and Dule Hill star as the Williams family via ABC

White folks are used to seeing themselves on TV. Let's face it. Back in 1988, when the original Wonder Years series aired, mainstream American television focused on telling the same coming-of-age story. Boy meets girl — scratch that — White boy meets girl was the premise of dozens of series…

In the wake of "missing White woman syndrome," society ignores missing Black women

Kelley Price's Headshot | Photo via Yahoo News

As "Missing White Woman Syndrome" takes center stage in our national discourse, we've discovered a treasured member of the Black community went missing back in August. But we're just learning about her disappearance now.

When Kelly Price, a 48-year old R&B and gospel singer, went missing, her name should have…

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