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Obama’s biggest wins and losses and what they mean for 2015

Man, 2014 was such a whirl, wasn’t it? This was the year that a teenager from Brooklyn captivated the nation doing the dance my uncle used to do at family…

Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases reveal sad truth

Yesterday's decision by a Staten Island not to prosecute the officer who murdered Eric Garner feels like a decision handed down by a grand jury in bizarro world. It’s inconceivable…

An in-depth look at Scott Walker’s victory

The incoming Republican wave crashed especially hard for Democrats in Wisconsin, who for the better part of a year fought tooth and nail to try to unseat Governor Scott Walker.…

Attention sports fans, halloween participants and makeup artists: Blackface is still offensive

Whelp, it’s happened again. And lately it seems to be happening all the time. It’s nothing though; just that a few people still think it's cool to wear blackface. Here's…

Colorado school board wants to change U.S. history to be more ‘positive’

The situation in Jefferson County, Colo. has reached divisive con 4. Students have launched protests amid the school board's decision to review the College Board's Advanced Placement History curriculum after…

Wisconsin Republicans wrong about student loan debt

I recently came across an editorial in the University of Wisconsin paper The Badger Herald, written by the chairman of the UW College Republicans entitled "What the Democrats get wrong…

Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not the official spokesmen for Black people

I don’t think people realize how insulting it is that people think every Black person looks to these two for guidance and talking points. Imagine if we said that Bill…

Don’t reduce black protesters in Ferguson to stereotypes

My mind has been in a state of perpetual overload with the craziness that is Ferguson, Mo. This frenetic week has been filled with cable television shouting matches and…

An open letter to Chris McDaniel: What you can learn from John McCain

Hey Chris, I hope you can tear yourself away from your binders full of ineligible voters/women to read this piece of totally sage and free advice I’m about to give…

Snubbing of Dodai Stewart demonstrates Gawker’s lack of concern for legitimacy

Last week, anonymous Jezebel writers went to Capital Magazine to lament the fact that Gawker Media head Nick Denton passed over Dodai Stewart for the position of editor-in-chief. Stewart, who…

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