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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...
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The Late-Night Game Has Changed, Jimmy Fallon

By Liv Jordan At best, late-night comedy blurs the lines between journalism and dick jokes. Many late-night hosts effectively used their comedic platforms as spaces for both humor and activism. In 2010, Jon Stewart, the ...
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Open Letter to Self-Doubt

Wednesday, September 14, 2016 By Tayllor Johnson I never thought that we would be this close or take things this far. You were always the acquaintance, the mutual friend that stood behind the group and watched the rest o...
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I Remember

By Zaneta Williams I remember it. I remember what happened. I don’t think of it often. It rarely comes up for me now. But, sometimes, the flashbacks come at the strangest times. Typically, they happen whenever I tap into...
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BK Nation Invites U to Rep Your Bank

BK Nation Invites U to #RepYourBank In order for the “powers that be” to really understand and feel the impact of the African-American contribution to the United States, it important that we speak their language: MONEY. ...
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A Millennial Response to Johnny Oleksinski

By Chad Stewart My generation sucks! My parents’ generation sucks! My grandparents’ generation sucks! Every generation passes the “Suck-iness” gene to its offspring. In the 1800s, kids deemed White people to be the only ...
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The Newark Revival: Renaissance, Not Gentrification

By Andrea Lopez For my entire 18 years of living, I have resided in Newark, NJ, also known as “Brick City.” In its image, diversity, poverty, violence, and brick buildings have given the city its name since t...
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More Than a Woman: The Legacy of Pat Summitt

By Nikasi Doorn  I was shocked to hear that Pat Summitt had recently passed due to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. The woman who initially brought the excitement and popularity to women’s college basketball, who changed...

The Immortal Ali

By M. William Howard, Jr. Since his physical death last Friday, Muhammad Ali’s family, friends and associates have given us such intimate words, enriched by their personal acquaintance—about what it was like knowing him ...

Fifty Years of Ali

By Fred Klonsky I turn 68 years old in a few days. In 1964, when I was 16, I lay in bed with a transistor radio close to my ear, listening to the Los Angeles rhythm and blues station KGFJ. …