J. Pharoah Doss: Would conservatives prefer a Super Bowl rendition of ‘If We Must Die?’

JAMES WELDON JOHNSON Once again, the “Black National Anthem—Lift Every Voice and Sing” was performed before the Super Bowl, and, once again, conservatives expressed their displeasure as soon as the singer finished. Megyn Kelly, a talk show host, posted that America already has a national anthem that includes everyone, implying that the Black national anthem […]

J. Pharoah Doss: Coming full circle with Ibram X Kendi  

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival in 2019 about his book How to Be an Antiracist. During the Q&A, a questioner was unsure how Kendi defined racism and asked him to provide a definition. Kendi defined racism as a collection of racist policies that lead to racist inequity that are substantiated […]