In passing, Aretha Franklin stands as a reminder that our love for each other can be improved so much more effectively through joy rather than hate.
Today, at the age of 76, Aretha Franklin passed away among friends and family at her home in Detroit. Franklin had been battling advanced pancreatic cancer.
No other group—not Hispanics, Muslims, or anyone else—have faced what black Americans have. Race in America is not about people of color. It’s about black people.
Ignoring the Michigan race as an easy win for an incumbent Democrat is a mistake, with several factors making this a contest to watch.
Rather than allow a white woman to perform a cultural touchstone of America, protesters shut it down. What a disservice that is to the creators of these works.
Some of the trends defining urban readjustment in Washington suggest the liberal technocratic elite are often indifferent to the needs of their black neighbors.
‘Many African-Americans think that poverty and incarceration are endemic to black men. However, most black men will marry, work, and not be arrested,’ says a study author.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is asking Kanye West to embrace his take on race relations. Kanye is saying no.
Anders Walker’s thoughtful new book, ‘The Burning House,’ examines a tough question: Can we achieve real equality while preserving African-Americans’ strong cultural identity that was forged in violence and oppression?
Douglass called out the horrors of slavery by affirming founding principles. Now leading voices in government and culture illuminate why his ideas matter today.
The controversial music star unloads on race-to-the-bottom politics, proclaims ‘self victimization is a disease.’
Ta-Nehisi Coates has never been a policy wonk or a political organizer. He’s not a Marxist revolutionary like Cornel West. Coates is, more than anything else, a fine writer.
Sex- and race-based discrimination are not necessarily behind the pay gap for black women, but rather the honorable career choices that they make to help others including their families.
Black voices from across America offer their views on this tragedy, and what we can learn as we share in the family’s grief.
That one could claim to represent Jesus by helping ‘desperate women’ snuff out the life in their wombs is doublespeak right from the pages of ‘1984.’
It does not matter what your opinion is of Betsy DeVos, booing her during a speech is disrespectful and intellectually lazy.
Amid the Ella Fitzgerald centennial celebrations, few note that she revived her career by consciously ‘whitening’ her vocal style in her nine Songbook albums.
ESPN reporter and anchor Sage Steele isn’t afraid to stand against identity politics by critiquing leftist political ideas and representatives. Will black Americans listen?
If we cannot resolve the tensions inside Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideas, then we are compelled to judge which represents the best of his thought and action.
It’s tough to get a grip on the real issues when we’re pouring our energy into arguing about fake ones, like the bogus ‘black Santa’ controversy.
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