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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.


The World's Coolest Day Party Is Also a Safe Space for People of Color

Everyday People is the celebration that brings young blacks together to have a good time in the midst of today's social turmoil.


Justin Bieber's Dreadlocks Show How White People (Still) Steal Everything

Biebs's new 'do represents the complete lack of self-awareness that some white folks have when it comes to pretty basic shit regarding race and privilege in this country.


In US Visit, UN Experts Insist That Washington Needs to Consider Reparations for Slavery

The experts presented a dire assessment of black lives in America, saying that the US hasn't properly addressed the legacy of enslavement or adequately provided redress for people descended from Africans who were forcibly resettled in bondage.


We Talked to the Director of 'Dear White People' About Race, Identity, and Black Cinema

After launching scores of think pieces this summer, Dear White People is actually in theaters and it's one of the most thoughtful films about race in a long time. Writer/director Justin Simien chatted with us about his thoughts on a third way in...


Witness the Whiteness

America isn’t so white. But because the collective consciousness moves as fast and elegantly as you do jogging in a hot tub following diazepam and margaritas, whiteness remains understood as this abstract, almost-imaginary but deeply embedded dominant...