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The Paradox of the First Black President

As the historic administration nears its final year, African-American leaders debate: Did Barack Obama do enough for his own community?

By Jennifer Senior

The Black Activists Who Helped Launch the Drug War

“According to the black silent majority, white liberals, from their privileged perch within the racial order, suffered from ideological vainglory and a class-based myopia.” 

By Jesse Singal

Why Do We Fetishize Black Hair?

Author Taiye Selasi discusses her new collection of poems for Dove that encourages little girls to "Love your hair, and love yourself."

By Ashley Weatherford