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Antwaun Sargent
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Antwaun Sargent is a writer based in New York.

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How We Should Remember Michael Brown

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 4:48 PM

The killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri is a national tragedy. Brown's killing further brings to light the fact that for African American boys and men, the worst kept secret in this nation is that death stalks us. Brown's slaying, like Emmett Till, Martin...

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A History of Throwing Shade for Black Women and Gay White Men

(41) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 1:00 PM

Sierra Mannie's TIME Magazine piece, "Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture," is a challenge to white gay men to "check their privilege" because their identity is more fluid than other minorities in this country and their usage of language and behavior that is associated often with...

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On Innocence and Black Boys in America

(7) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 1:08 PM

I dropped in on my friend's third grade literature class a few days ago. The class was starting a unit on slavery. The teacher opened the lesson with a map. "This map shows the United States in 1800. The blue states represent the free states and the red states represent...

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Don Lemon and Media Violence Against Young Black Men

(357) Comments | Posted August 3, 2013 | 3:16 PM

I have watched the Don Lemon CNN No Talking Points, segment over and over again. I was looking for some truth in his five suggestions to young black men. Don Lemon said, we should pull up our pants, stop using the n-word, stop littering, finish school, and not have children...

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