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Marilyn Mosby: America’s Newest Rosa Parks

Needless to say, Marilyn Mosby is today’s Rosa Parks. She’s the voice of a generation, my generation who desperately needs to be heard. My generation is excited to see Marilyn…

Riots and Resilience in Baltimore and Beyond

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore — And then run? Does it stink like rotten…

What My 10-Year-Old Daughter Taught Me About the Death of Freddie Gray

“I don’t like Black people” a little girl said to my daughter earlier this week in school. My daughter, who is Black, was stunned to hear these seemingly out-of-nowhere words…

White Supremacy and the Killing of Walter Scott

Last week, I woke up in Paris to the terrible news that yet another unarmed black man, Walter Scott, had been shot to death by a white police officer in…

This Is Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock

This Is Why We Still Don’t Need #WhiteGirlsRock

In 2013 I published an article here on The Huffington Post called “Why I’m Not Here for #WhiteGirlsRock.” In it, I posed a question to my fellow white Americans who…

Empathy for Angry White Men

  The video of a white male New York City police officer in plain clothes contemptuously berating a Middle Eastern Uber livery driver is a window into the anger of…

Dear Apologetic Racists: Cry Me A River

Dear Apologetic Racists: Cry Me A River

It’s a ritual so familiar that it’s become a cliché: A white person says or does something racially offensive, the incident gets broadcast by national media to a firestorm of…

Deadline editor likes blacks on TV so long as it’s not ‘too much’

Deadline editor likes blacks on TV so long as it’s not ‘too much’

Deadline’s article Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings – About Time or Too Much of Good Thing poses the question of whether white actors are somehow losing out on roles…

RE: Are You Black first? #GayAgenda

Let’s gather up all the negro lesbian and gay United States citizens and take them on a Homo-land Retreat. When we get there we should be sure to point out…

What Ever Happened to Post-Racism?

During the last few years, from Trayvon Martin to Eric Garner’s painful words of “I can’t breathe,” to Ferguson, to voting rights and more, we as a nation continue to…

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