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Love is verb, an action word. Hate is as well. As a humanitarian, I ground myself in love in order to challenge divisive hate. So when Fox Business Analyst Charles Payne asked me to defend words of mine that were ultimately tweeted by Gavin Long, the alleged shooter of several police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, […]

The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates is back with a probing analysis titled "The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration."

As Selma opens this weekend in theaters nationwide, a controversy has erupted babout its historical accuracy, and whether then-President Lyndon B. Johnson’s actions were righteous…

Here’s some good news you probably won’t read a lot about: Black and Latino students have cut their dropout rates by more than half over…

Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” — starring Jamie Foxx as a slave in the pre-Civil War South — is doing strong business among African-American moviegoers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It achieved the high numbers despite the fact that “Django,” from The Weinstein Co/TWC., features more than 100 uses of the N-word, igniting a debate over […]

There are not enough drugs in the nation. Either that, or there are some seriously overmedicated Americans who are running through drugs faster than companies can make them. President Obama heard the call on mass withdrawal, and this week signed an executive order addressing a shortage in critical prescription drugs, a problem for the past […]

A 15-year-old Mexican youth stands on the corner talking to two friends. A 17-year-old black teen spots the trio and quickly approaches. He pulls out a knife, demanding the Mexican youth’s iPod while shouting anti-Latino slurs. The 17-year-old flees with the stolen items. The victim’s two companions, who are African-American, are unharmed.

Via NYTimes While jury makeup varies widely by jurisdiction, the organization, which studied eight Southern states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee — found areas in all of them where significant problems persist. In Alabama, courts have found racially discriminatory jury selection in 25 death penalty cases since 1987, and […]

From JackandJillPolitics.com: Me? I love tha twitter. For those of you using it to get the latest news and info: you can follow our blog posts at @jjpolitics and my thought stream direct at @ch3ryl. For those who ain’t — whatchu waitin’ for? Twitter is apparently a place we now dominate, which I can attest […]