From Rage to Rest and Back Again: The Importance of Self-Care In the Face Of Injustice

It's great to fight for justice. But running on empty can not be the default way of functioning.

Hair Braiding Shop Of Horror: A Lesson In Etiquette For My Tween

Teaching tweens manners becomes the lesson of the day during a hair braiding session that goes totally wrong.

– Dec 10, 2014

The Theory Of Justice: One Black Man’s Frightening Encounter With a Cop & His Power

One man's harrowing experience being stopped by a cop just outside his apartment—and the imbalance of power in the exchange.

– Dec 8, 2014

The Blueprint: Black Parents Can “Do Better” Too

An argument for Black parents to turn our backs on white power structures and depend on and support each other—for our children's sake.

– Dec 4, 2014

Tim Wise on Black Pain: Most White Americans are ‘Completely Oblivious’

Tim Wise boldly goes takes it there: when it comes to race, he writes, most whites are completely oblivious to what it means to be Black in America.

– Dec 4, 2014

Thirteen, Black & Afraid to End Up Like Ferguson

Black teen boys react to Ferguson, wondering what the grand jury decision says about their place in America.

– Dec 1, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry’s Letter of Sympathy For Mike Brown’s Mother (VIDEO)

Sympathy for Mike Brown's mother is necessary and right. Melissa Harris-Perry states the case.

– Dec 1, 2014

Finding Hope and Humanity In Ferguson On Thanksgiving Day

While contemplating Ferguson on Thanksgiving Day, our Faith & Motherhood columnist is grateful for that sliver of hope she still has for humanity.

12-Year-Old Shot By Police: No Safe Place For Black Children

Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old shot by police, was a child who had the right to be just that... A CHILD.

– Nov 24, 2014

Black Girls Fighting: Is Reality TV Inciting Our Daughters To Violence?

Black girls fighting on reality TV has our daughters thinking they need to use their fists to problem solve—and they're hurting because of it.

– Nov 17, 2014