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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 […]

Biden’s Walk Can Beat Trump’s Talk with the Working Class, But He Needs to Speak Up

By Ben Jealous Spoiler alert! Donald Trump will be allowed to remain on the ballot this fall.  One way or another, the Supreme Court is going to decide that a state cannot remove Trump based on the 14th amendment’s ban on insurrectionists holding elected office. Trump is an insurrectionist. But that is not the question […]

Black History Month: Honoring Our Victories and Continuing Our Fight

As we come to the close of Black History Month, we have celebrated our history, our culture and our triumphs. I love the movies, awards programs, and theatrical performances that celebrate our ancestors’ accomplishments. We truly are a culture of resilience. If you haven’t watched the documentary “The League” (Hulu), I encourage you to do […]

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 […]