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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

Why Are People Facepalming at Avril Lavigne's New Music Video?

By Janet ManleyApril 24, 2014
World's oldest sk8tr girl Avril Lavigne has a new music video, "Hello Kitty" (below), and it the poptocracy are not... More  →
Why Are People Facepalming at Avril Lavigne's New Music Video?

Racist Teens Go Bonkers Over Lorde's Boyfriend

By Ashley Brooke RobertsDecember 11, 2013
Wowzers, nothing like a racist teen rant to remind you why you called middle school “An Era of Ignorance.” We’re not saying... More  →
Racist Teens Go Bonkers Over Lorde's Boyfriend

Girl Sent Home From School Because of Her "Not Presentable" Dreadlocks

By Valerie BurnSeptember 5, 2013
For better or for worse, schools have all sorts of rules and dress codes. Most of these rules deal with annoying-but-necessary things: length... More  →
Girl Sent Home From School Because of Her

Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Is a Racist Hater

By kat_rosenfieldJuly 8, 2013
Hi Auntie SparkNotes! I have an issue with a friend I have. We get along well, we have fun, all the things friends... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: My Friend Is a Racist Hater

Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Racist Dater?

By kat_rosenfieldMay 15, 2013
Dear Auntie, I am a young, black female, who has never ever, ever in her life been attracted to a black guy. GASP!... More  →
Auntie SparkNotes: Am I a Racist Dater?