Justice, it’s a one word prayer

Anonymous. Quoted from- “Justice” by Ziggy Marley Justice, people say, justice Justice, brother say, justice Judge me if I am weak Judge me if I am strong Judge my days and all life long They let the baby cry, let the mama cry And youths like I and I have to cry For justice, one, […]

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In Conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates at AtlanticLive New York Ideas 2015

REPOST:  AtlanticLIVE online – May 20, 2015 Atlantic national correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates and NPR host and special correspondent Michele Norris have a conversation about Norris’s Race Card Project, Coates’s noteworthy Atlantic cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” and how the conversation about race has evolved in the past year. See more from New York Ideas 2015: […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates reads from his new book in conversation with Michele Norris at Lannan Foundation lecture in Santa Fe

REPOST Lannan.org April 15, 2015, Ta-Nehisi Coates, writer, journalist, and educator, is also a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. His recent piece titled The Case for Reparations intricately and provocatively traces the history of racism in the United States from slavery to recent examples of housing discrimination. The […]


Just call me a human being

Rocio Tapia, Forest Park, GA. Being from Mexico, I do not have any sense of race. I know what I am and do not identify with any of the categories listed when I am asked about my race or ethnicity, so I often leave it blank or choose “Other” if I am pressed to select […]

The “N” word hurts all of us

Jay McCord Virginia Beach, VA I have worked as an actor and music video producer for over a decade and I am always uncomfortable when someone uses the N word in any context regardless of the originator. To me it continually ties our generation to the horrors of the countries past. Like Maya Angelou said […]

White men get to FAIL UP!

Tina Williams Phoenixville, PA This is a great project. I need more than 6 words. Do not judge me by the color of my lips but by what comes out of my LIPS! Say it loud I Black and I am Proud! Lyrics from James Brown’s “Say It Loud—I’m Black and I’m Proud“