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Boyd: ‘Tears of relief’

Yesterday I cried. The tears that streamed down my face weren’t tears of joy; they were tears of relief.Relief that the man who murdered George...

Smith: Breathing a little easier

“He mattered because he was a human being.” Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison delivered these solemn, simple, sermonic words at a press conference following the...

Don’t limit Indiana students

I’m disappointed in the Indiana General Assembly. In their effort to make things better for Indiana high school students, they may be doing the opposite. This...

It’s getting hot in here

“We will bury you!” Thus proclaimed then-Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev — via his translator — at the Polish Embassy in Moscow in 1956. Twelve...

Voter suppression efforts continue

The right to vote is central to democracy. It’s what makes our country so great. One person, one vote. Your vote counts. Your vote...

Protecting a real Black princess

I watched Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Princess Meghan. (I don’t know if they still have these official titles, but I don’t care...

Why HBCUs are more important now than ever

Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been educating and cultivating the minds of Black students for well over a century, yet every year...

Patience isn’t a virtue Black Americans need

Over the weekend, between volleyball games, I watched “Amend: The Fight for America” in my hotel room. This six-part documentary explores the 14th Amendment,...

The funny thing is …

Recently I participated in a discussion about whether certain names were “appropriate” for particular racial and ethnic groups. (All of the discussants were Black.)...

Racism and disrespect in the Statehouse

You can’t make this stuff up. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase, “the truth is stranger than fiction,” or some variant. It’s definitely true when...
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