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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…

The necessary middle ground between hashtag slacktivism and violent riots

An imposing but unarmed black man was shot six times by a white police officer with a buzz cut. Cue tired stereotypes, paranoid herd behavior, and polarizing media obfuscation. Thousands…

Silence condones injustice: An unexpected lesson from Boy Meets World

When I was growing up and could only relate to other children as protagonists, one of my favorite shows on TV was “Boy Meets World.” Watching that show was like…

A pastor’s perspective: How Christians should respond to #Ferguson

For the Christian, the only thing simple about Ferguson is how you respond — with grace. That means instead of posting a diatribe against the system or the protestors, you…

Don’t allow Ferguson decision to silence larger issues

It’s been clear for a very long time that the grand jury in Ferguson would not indict Darren Wilson. The protests that erupted after the grand jury’s announcement were not…

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…

Ebola hysteria and the stigmatization of African migrants

Mass media coverage of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and now in the United States, has left Americans just short of hysterics. In a culture that has an appetite…

White lesbian couple sues sperm bank over black baby

If you order the meatball sandwich and the waiter brings out the BLT, you have every right to return the sandwich in exchange for a new one or to receive…

Migrant fatalities on the rise globally: It’s time for a solution

“Go back to where you came from,” is the familiar expression of the anti-immigration right. This phrase is heard much too often in America in concerns with Mexican and Central…

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