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The horrible year in cable news (pt. 1): How we all lost our minds

From Ebola to ISIS to the vanishing airplanes, televised fearmongers were out of control in 2014<p>2014 was the year our nightmares came true: planes fell out of the sky, a gruesome virus killed thousands, a terrorist organization made its way through the Middle East, decapitating Americans on camera …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege

It is, perhaps, the worst nightmare for those of us constantly trying to get a white-dominated Hollywood to widen its doors of opportunity for people of color: All those executives who say the right things in public and give to the right causes, just might think something much less admirable about …

Black-on-Black Racism: The Hazards of Implicit Bias

How the politics of respectability twists society<p>In his year-end press conference, President Obama was asked about the state of black America. He responded by saying blacks are “better off than they were,” but juxtaposed that with the lingering issues evinced in the recent tragic police encounters …

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The Christmas Spirit Is an Affront to Conservative Values

Tis the season for contrived conservative media outrage over the "war on Christmas."<p>You can see it at your local soup kitchen. It permeates the toy giveaway down the street. It infiltrates the clothes drive being held in your community. On the surface, this charitable giving may seem like the right …

Liberty, Racism and Police Militarization

An important duty of any law enforcement professional is to prioritize the safety of the public over that of his or her self, which is precisely the sacrifice for which we owe our officers immense respect and gratitude. Their selfless commitment to protect and serve our communities warrants praise …

It's Clear That Race Is America's Deepest Problem

Mr Brown's parents and Barack Obama called for calm. Yet soon America's TV screens were full of burning police cars, crowds coughing on tear gas, and young black men throwing bricks and smashing shops. America's history of racial injustice looked as potent as ever.<p>That would be the wrong conclusion …

What Does 'Black-On-Black Crime' Have to Do With Ferguson?

The answer to the question posed in this post's title is nothing. Absolutely nothing. Not one thing. Nada. Zip. Zero.<p>The "Black-on-Black crime" moniker is racist rhetoric functioning under the guise of concern for the state of Black America. People of all races -- Blacks included -- seemingly love …