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The Zimmerman Verdict Around The Web

A sample of the great writing that came out in the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal for the murder of Trayvon Martin.

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GOOD READ: Rapper Kendrick Lamar & the Black Literary Tradition

Cultural critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah connects the dots for us.

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GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

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GOOD READS: New York Magazine on Toni Morrison

Toni Morrison is actually the creation of a writer named Chloe Wofford. Who knew?

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GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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GOOD READ: Charles Blow on the Trayvon Martin case

Will an innocent black boy get justice?

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Why Is The N.Y.P.D. After Me?

A 23-year-old New Yorker talks about having been stopped and frisked by NYPD at least five times.

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Drake, Childish Gambino, and the Specter of Black Authenticity

Michael P. Jeffries on rappers advancing the black identity question, but not.

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"Precious" Manipulation

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  It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that, if you’re African American, you’ve probably been around or involved with at least one conversation–and maybe heated–about Lee Daniels’ film, Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire.  Our house has been no different.  So, to all the POVs out there, I offer this from my [...]

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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