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I See My Life in Philando Castile's Death

I don't watch these videos and see abstract events. These are things that could happen to me. I watch them and feel like what's happening onscreen is happening to my body.
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7.9.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Why The Gun Control Sit-In Was the Good Kind of Congressional Obstruction

This time, it was the Democrats doing the obstructing.
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6.24.16
tech

Is Black Snapchat Replacing Black Twitter?

While Twitter has become a space where black intellectuals have to constantly face off against racists and bigots, Snapchat creates a fun and intimate community among users that's devoid of vitriol.
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6.23.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

This Woman's Quiet Death Epitomizes America's Broken Political System

Cassandra Butts waited 820 days of her life for a confirmation from the Republican-controlled Senate that never came.
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6.17.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

The Nasty Racial Politics of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Both candidates want voters to think America is teetering on the brink of the apocalypse. And it sure feels like we are.
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6.10.16
Music

How Muhammad Ali Invented Hip-Hop

By being big, bold, beautiful, and black, Muhammad Ali charted a path for hip-hop's pioneers to follow, and taught us how to be men.
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6.6.16
Stuff

'Chappelle's Show' Co-Creator Neal Brennan Talks About His Off-Broadway Show, Mixing Comedy with Emotion, and Dave

We spoke to the comedian about his new play '3 Mics' and what it's been like working with everyone from Dave Chappelle to Nike.
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2.23.16
Film

Will and Jada Should Go to the Oscars

There is definitely a diversity problem in Hollywood, but stars like Will and Jada Pinkett Smith will not be able to fix it by excluding themselves.
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1.25.16
Stuff

How My Ex-Girlfriend's Abortion Saved My Life

When I fell into a bad situation, abortion was the safety net that helped my former partner and I out.
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12.3.15
Stuff

Shopping Won't Make You Happy

One hundred thirty-five million Americans are expected to hit stores during the long Black Friday weekend. Despite what we've been made to believe, happiness will not be available for purchase.
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11.27.15
News

No, Black Lives Matter Isn't Stopping Cops from Doing Their Jobs

The so-called "Ferguson effect" is complete bullshit, but it's being used to delegitimize and poison the message of Black Lives Matter.
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11.23.15
News

We Can't Let America Give in to Islamophobia

Paris is deeply associated with love, but after the horrific attacks of last week, which left 129 people dead, too many are trying to use the city to fill us with hate.
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11.18.15
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