I watched my former home descend into violent chaos. Now, slowly, residents are coming to terms with hate.
Zyahna Bryant wrote the petition that sparked the movement against the Robert E. Lee Statue in Charlottesville. A year later, violent racists held the tragic Unite the Right rally.
Symbolic victories may ease white guilt, but they won't put black kids through school or pay for their legal defense.
Tyreke Borel and Tiarah Poyau were fatally shot during 2016's annual street masquerade in Brooklyn. We followed up with their families and friends to see how they are coping with their loss.
I went to law school partly to reduce the shock of seeing our criminal justice system up close. With Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions running the show, things could get even worse.
"Jay-Z fucked up the 'hood, I always said that—write that shit down. They didn't clean this shit up for us."
I am intimately and daily aware of police power and the public perception of my black skin.