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

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.

The Kyle Rittenhouse verdict re-establishes a dangerous precedent—and sends a terrifying warning to the rest of us

It must be nice to know that you can carry an AR-15, shoot three people, claim self-defense, and then be acquitted by a nearly all-White jury of your peers that also features “a Black, the Black, the only Black” jury member.

Kyle Rittenhouse, now 18, exited a courtroom today as…

RACISM + SPORTS

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

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…

How many more elections will it cost them?

When it comes to former Governor Terry McAuliffe’s loss to GOP nominee Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia gubernatorial election, it didn’t take long for some goofy White moderates to do what goofy White moderates so often do: fault colored folks for their failures.

On Wednesday, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia…

The Religious Right’s idol worship of Trump is dead wrong

Given Donald Trump is a serially accused sexual predator, known racist and misogynist, proven liar, scammer, longtime cheapskate, and creep, some had wondered if the White evangelical Protestants who supported his presidential bid in 2016 would eventually remember who Jesus Christ was and how Christianity and Trumpism aren’t much of…

BLACK LEADERSHIP MATTERS

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

“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…

We’re either the hottest or we don’t exist

L ast summer, a Twitter thread widely circulated after posing a question about Hollywood pop culture:

Scrolling through the replies, it wasn’t surprising that most responses were White actors. When I took it upon myself to call out the lack of diversity in the replies, the here’s-an-exception people arrived…

The real story isn’t only about what the disgraced former NFL coach wrote — it’s about the culture that encouraged it

Are you surprised that an NFL head coach has turned out to be a racist, homophobic, sexist piece of shit?

If you’ve got even surface-level knowledge about the National Football League, you probably shouldn’t be. This is an organization criticized for protecting men accused of beating women more than those…

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