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Mama, There Goes That Man: 3 Lessons from the Mark Jackson Firing

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Mark Jackson's tenure was shipwrecked in three areas, and anyone who wants to be successful--in sports and particularly ministry--should heed them. Read more

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Donald Sterling and the Missing Nigerian Girls: Distraction in the Midst of Danger?

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This weekend’s news about Sterling distracted a nation and while it has some significant implications it took our attention away from those in immediate danger. Read more

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How Donald Sterling and TMZ Hijacked the NBA Playoffs

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Donald Sterling’s racist remarks are nothing new but they have become news. What’s so different now and what should the result of the dustup be? Read more

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Five Reasons To Celebrate Black History Month

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Jemar Tisby, co-founder of the Reformed African American Network, makes a case for the relevance and importance of Black History Month. Read more

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Wishful Thinking: If I Were Dennis Rodman

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As Rodman journeys back home from his North Korea trip and into the fray of the media, here are some things for him to contemplate. Read more

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Ain’t I A Mother, Too?

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An analysis of the ways in which Black motherhood needs to be humanized and re-conceptualized for the sake of black women and society at large. Read more

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A Chance Meeting with Mandela

By Lateef McLeod 

A young man’s reflection on meeting the prolific leader and how it has inspired him. Read more

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The Lack of Black Bruins at UCLA: The Questions

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Sy Stokes spoken-word video about UCLA’s lack of diversity has been burning through the Internet and should prompt us to ask questions. Read more

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Pulpits, Pimps, and Progress: A Lament

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There’s been a lot of focus in media on the prosperity gospel lately. A lament from a brother concerned about church perspectives. Read more

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Fruitvale Station: A Tragic Tale of Commuting While Black

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While commuting, Oscar Grant lost his life on New Year’s Day in 2009. A film... 

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