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John Legend Needs You To Know Why This Young Man Is Dead
The superstar musician on his new HBO documentary, 'Southern Rites'
May 15, 2015

The superstar musician is also the executive producer of the HBO documentary Southern Rites.

In Defense of 'Uppity-ism'
Michelle Obama urged Tuskegee grads to "rise above the noise." All black Americans should take her advice.
May 11, 2015

Why black ambition is never a bad thing.

How Social Scientists Try—and Sometimes Fail—to Predict Riots
May 11, 2015

Most Americans think we'll see more Baltimore-style unrest this summer. Are they right?

What Is David Brooks's Purpose?
The Times columnist says moral debate is dying. He must not be paying attention to #BlackLivesMatter.
May 07, 2015

The Times columnist says moral debate is dying. He must not be paying attention to #BlackLivesMatter.

The Luxury of Hope
What the Baltimore prosecutor's charges in the Freddie Gray case mean to native residents
May 05, 2015

What the Baltimore prosecutor's charges in the Freddie Gray case mean to native residents.

Tamir Rice's Body Still Isn't Buried Because the Criminal Investigation Keeps Dragging On
May 04, 2015

It's been barely five months since a Cleveland Police officer gunned down the 12-year-old.

"We're Going to Protect Our Community Ourselves"
Baltimore's gangs came together to protect their community. But is that all they want?
May 03, 2015

Baltimore's gangs came together to protect their community. But is that all they want?

Baltimore's Prosecutor Gets It
The charges in the Freddie Gray case show that scaring cops is the best way to fight police abuse
May 01, 2015

The charges in the Freddie Gray case show that scaring cops is the best way to fight police abuse.

The White Man's Bargain
May 01, 2015

A strange idea has been running through some of the commentary about Baltimore: Wasn’t electing Barack Obama supposed to fix this?

Looking While Black
When eye contact with police is considered a crime
April 30, 2015

When eye contact with police is considered a crime.

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