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Dedrick Muhammad


Professional Networks

Dedrick Muhammad | June 13, 2013 | Black Voices
Take two college graduates with similar levels of education and merit. The college graduate who grew up in a network of racial and economic privilege has an automatic advantage over the graduate who didn't.
CC Stinson


My Father's Love of Nina Simone

CC Stinson | June 13, 2013 | Black Voices
Nina is an interesting and charismatic character, so I can see why my father loved her music. He would be so excited that two films are in production about her life, and I am thrilled as well despite the controversy.
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.


A Father's Day Letter to His Daughter

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | June 13, 2013 | Black Voices
I vowed never to be like him when I eventually had children of my own. Yet, I too had no one to teach me, so I've had to learn on my own.
Martin Clancy


Red State Resurgence Greenlights Executions

Martin Clancy | June 13, 2013 | Politics
Republicans in North Carolina are flexing their newfound political muscle in the legislature, and the results are bad news for 152 residents of the state's death row. In the process, the lawmakers turned their back on a unique effort by the state to overcome its tarnished history of racism.
Dori J. Maynard


Recalling Dad's Encounter With Intensive Government Monitoring

Dori J. Maynard | June 13, 2013 | Media
No, I don't want to see another 9/11 or Boston Marathon bombing. But I also don't want to see another COINTELPRO. It's true that saying where that line lies is difficult. It's also true that saying where it lies if done in complete secrecy will be impossible.
Courtney Allegra


How I Became a Fashion Designer

Courtney Allegra | June 13, 2013 | Teen
Every girl dreams about fashion. Some of us dream of being a fashion designer. I never thought I would get to live out this dream. I, for one, never thought all of those sketches I did when I was growing up would ever turn into a reality.
Angela Onwuachi-Willig


What Would Mildred Loving Think About the Use of Images of Multiracial Families for Anti-LGBT Family Messages?

Angela Onwuachi-Willig | June 13, 2013 | Gay Voices
I am discouraged by the fact that this children's book uses the image of one civil rights victory -- multiracial families like mine and Mildred Loving's that are headed by heterosexual couples -- to tear down families that are perceived as being wrong: families headed by same-sex couples.