Menthol Cigarettes Could Be Even Worse Than Regular Cigarettes
They make inhaling more comfortable and are often marketed to younger, newer smokers.
Jordan Peele’s 'Us' Is Not-so-Secretly About Class
Peele has managed to map an enemy that exists in all of “us.”
The Horrific Story of a Mob of White Cab Drivers Getting Away with Murder
The tragic 1947 event speaks to America's enduring history of racism and systemic corruption.
Trump Is a Health Hazard to His Supporters
I’ll never forget how a man pulling an oxygen tank because of severe lung disease told me he would rather die than receive benefits from the Affordable Care Act because it used his tax dollars on “Mexicans and welfare queens."
Instagram Is Good for Lots of Things; Posting Photos of Poor Black Children Is Not One
David Lammy is right: the world needs fewer white saviours.
This Mental Health Podcaster Told Me How to Deal with the Death of My Friend
I spoke to comedian Mike Brown about what it means to be a black man in search of therapy.
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Black People Die Every Year From a Liam Neeson ‘Impulse’
Liam Neeson’s brand of racism never comes from an impulse. It’s innate.
The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections
Africans have been calling for the return of ancestors’ remains for decades, and at least one Western leader is now listening.
Images of Racial Violence on Social Media Are Affecting My Body and Mind
Watching videos where black people are being harmed can result in vicarious traumatization—the trauma, even though it didn't happen to you, will resonate on a mental and physical level.
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Why I Want to Stop Using Words Like ‘Woke’ and ‘Problematic’ in 2019
The issues we value should be disconnected from cheap terminology.
'Widows' Isn't the Feminist Triumph You Think It Is
Mainstream media still struggles to accurately portray the impacts of racial and economic oppression in the lives of women.
The World's First Non-Korean K-Pop Group
We met up with the members of EXP Edition to find out why they’re trying to become the genre’s next breakout stars.