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When a Pool Party Becomes a Crime Scene: The Facts About the Events in McKinney, TX

By H. Alan ScottJune 15, 2015
When Dajerria Becton, a 15-year-old black teen in McKinney, TX, attended an end-of-the-year party at a local pool, she was looking forward... More  →
When a Pool Party Becomes a Crime Scene: The Facts About the Events in McKinney, TX

Our Bestie Rue/Amandla Stenberg Explains Black Hair and Cultural Appropriation

By Janet ManleyApril 17, 2015
Our BFF-ship with Amandla Stenberg, Rue in The Hunger Games, goes all the way back to 2012, when Chelsea Dagger got... More  →
Our Bestie Rue/Amandla Stenberg Explains Black Hair and Cultural Appropriation
Suzanne Collins Knows What's What with Civil Rights; Look at What <i>Mockingjay</i> Can Teach Us About Racism Today

Suzanne Collins Knows What's What with Civil Rights; Look at What Mockingjay Can Teach Us About Racism Today

By Janet ManleyDecember 15, 2014
You probably know the phrase, "Panem today, Panem tomorrow, Panem forever." Peeta's face: "... forever is going to su-hu-huck." BECAUSE YOU ARE SMART, you... More  →

Michael Brown Was Shot: Why, How, When, What, WHAT, WUT?

By H. Alan ScottAugust 18, 2014

It’s difficult to write a concise 'splainer on the events unfolding in Ferguson, because things seem to change at such a

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Michael Brown Was Shot: Why, How, When, What, WHAT, WUT?

Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live

By H. Alan ScottAugust 18, 2014
In this edition of Da Newz, H Alan, a St. Louis, MO, native, picks through the issues in Ferguson, where an unarmed... More  →
Da Newz: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and Why St. Louis Is A Lot Like Where You Live

Is Your Privilege Better Than Mine?

By H. Alan ScottJuly 10, 2014
Privilege! What is it? What does it mean? Who has it? If you don't have it, HOW DO YOU GET YOUR HANDS... More  →
Is Your Privilege Better Than Mine?

Should African Americans Receive Reparations?

By H. Alan ScottJuly 3, 2014

The Atlantic recently published a fascinating piece by Ta-Nehisi Coates called, “The Case for Reparations.” Coates argues that for

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Should African Americans Receive Reparations?

8 Counter-Culture Books You Need to Read Before College

By Christin GestJune 27, 2014
You've probably checked Catcher in the Rye and To Kill a Mockingbird off your mandatory-but-actually-enjoyable reading list. They're both books that challenge our idea of the... More  →
8 Counter Culture Books You Need to Read Before College