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Boyd: Dog whistles became blatant during Supreme Court confirmation hearing

I knew when President Joe Biden held true to his word and nominated a Black woman, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, to the Supreme Court,...

Boyd: The righteous work of the Black Press

“We wish to plead our own cause. Too long have others spoken for us.” Those were the words written on the front page of...

Boyd: Finally. Lynching is a hate crime in America

On March 16, 1922, George Tompkins was found hanging from a small tree in Riverside Park. Tompkins was just 19 at the time. His...

Boyd: Racism is global, but you knew that

If anyone needed a reminder that racism isn’t solely an American issue, one need only watch media coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine....

Boyd: What was meant to destroy us made us stronger: ‘Our painful yet beautiful culture’

Over the weekend I watched “Women of the Movement,” an episodic series about the life and death of Emmett Till and the lifelong struggle...

Boyd: Law book or J. Crew catalog — is there any difference?

If you want to know how some white Americans feel about Black Americans, specifically Black American women, say you’re going to nominate one to...

Boyd: The Biden administration needs to do better

The Biden administration fumbled the ball. Big time. As a presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden heavily criticized then President Donald Trump’s handling of the...

Boyd: Rokita relishes roles as a contrarian

At a time when coronavirus cases are spiking, local hospitals are calling in the National Guard and Navy for help, hospital staff are suffering...

Boyd: Separating the real from the fake for democracy’s sake

I know it seems like ages ago, but Jan. 6 wasn’t even a year ago. Typical of America’s short attention span, many have moved on...

Boyd: The bitter side of sugar

Sugar ain’t sweet. That’s a lesson I learned as a child when I heard adults discuss the seriousness of having “sugar.” I later learned sugar...
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