Kiki Monifa

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Kiki Monifa of Oakland, California, is editor-in-chief of

"Prejudential" examines all forty-five U.S. Presidents and their attitudes toward black folk, and separates the myths from the truths. Read more


Like other holidays that are celebrated predominantly by people of color — such as Ramadan, Juneteenth, Holi, and Hispanic Heritage Month — Kwanzaa is often misunderstood. Read more

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Justin Hall

For many black people, the most surprising thing about racism is that anyone is surprised it. Read more

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LGBT / black power

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Like all LGBTQ people, I am layered. I cannot be viewed as just black or queer or a mother. Politicians and policy makers must understand all of these complexities. Read more


Demilitarize the Police, Black Lives Matter

Johnny Silvercloud

A new census of black America shows that despite a high level of political engagement, more than half of respondents think that politicians do not care about black people. Read more


Thus far in 2019, at least twelve black transgender women have been murdered. Read more



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In terms of how I feel, as a lesbian of African descent, I am not an American, not completely. Read more


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Jason Wallace

Trans woman Veronika Fimbres has PTSD as a result of the traumas she experienced in the military. Forty-five years later, the Trump Administration has imposed a ban on transgender servicepeople. Read more

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