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The Nasty Truths of Being Black in College

By Justus Dashield “Don’t worry high school is almost over, college will be so much better.” These words got me through high school. I could not wait until I graduated high school and went to college: freedom and accepta...
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The BK NATION Interview with Poet Clint Smith

By Risa Dixon Clint Smith is a refreshing young soul who wants to share his experiences growing up as a Black man in America, and educate others on the fact that being Black is multi-dimensional.  His writing has been pu...
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at an event to highlight "My Brother's Keeper," an initiative to expand opportunity for young men and boys of color, in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Endangered Species, the Black Male Educator

By Stephen Jackson I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. — Ralph Ellison Over the past seven years, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) stood at the epicenter of education refor...
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Scouting the Prospects for Knicks Fans

By Liam Beatus The long off-season wait for fans of the New York Knicks continues. Phil Jackson proclaimed that he expected his team to make the playoffs in his first season as president. Not so much. New York limped thr...