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Marc Lamont Hill is a Distinguished Professor of Africana Studies at Morehouse College.

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Why Every Black Activist Should Stand With Rasmea Odeh

(131) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 5:32 PM

As a Black activist, many people ask me why I choose to support Palestinian rights. While the answer is in some ways complicated -- triggering significant personal and political questions for me -- in other ways it is quite simple: I stand in solidarity with anyone fighting for freedom. No...

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From Mississippi 1963 to South Carolina 2015 (VIDEO)

(43) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 12:29 PM

When we first starting working on The HuffPost Show towards the end of 2014, we turned for inspiration to a 53-year-old TV program called That Was The Week That Was -- a groundbreaking series that blended music, comedy, conversation, and frequently pointed satire.

During our research,...

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Easter: A Revolutionary Holiday

(3) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 9:29 AM

When I was growing up, Easter was a big deal. Even if you didn't believe in Jesus, the holiday still brought plenty of good news. Though public schools didn't technically celebrate religious holidays, spring break and warm weather usually came during the Holy Week. Even the poorest kids in my...

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Sharkeisha Video Victim's Powerful Three Words: "I Forgive You"

(9) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 4:50 PM

Ever since the brutal Sharkeisha beating was captured on video and published on the web, literally tens of millions of people watched it, producing songs, memes and countless jokes. Lost in this craziness is the reality that a teenage girl was beaten and then shamed in front of...

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The Linsanity Sham: Why Jeremy Lin Really Can't Play

(570) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 12:03 AM

Last year, the entire world was captivated by NBA point guard Jeremy Lin. After being cut by two NBA teams and sent to the Developmental League three times, Lin was signed off the street by the New York Knicks. After months of barely playing, Lin was dropped into the starting...

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The 15 Most Overrated White People

(1062) Comments | Posted October 8, 2012 | 1:02 PM

Today, our nation engages in one of its most bizarre cultural rituals: the celebration of Columbus Day as a national holiday. Although history proves that Christopher Columbus was an immoral treasure hunter who merely stumbled upon a region that had already been "discovered" by indigenous non-whites, we continue to praise...

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Tracking The Aurora, Colorado Shooting Through Social Media

(24) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 1:59 PM

Today we all woke up to the tragic news that a gunman fired into a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado killing 12 people and injuring dozens more.

In the face of tragedy, the way a story is shared, curated and reported online is often as powerful as the news...

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Recruiting Kids For Sports, Not Smarts?

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 9:03 AM

The most talented young athletes can be recruited now for college sports and a career in the limelight as early as the seventh grade. They can seal their fates at a top university before even taking their SATs. The New York Times recently looked at how middle school...

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Lebron Finally Wins... Who Do We Hate Next?

(228) Comments | Posted June 25, 2012 | 2:45 PM

Last week, Lebron James won his first NBA championship, effectively ending the "Lebron Can't Win" storyline that has dominated the media for the past few years. Since the victory, the anti-Lebron media narrative has been replaced by stories of his maturity and focus, not to mention redemption for his infamous...

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