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Poet Passionately Explains Why Ebonics Is The Backbone Of Black Culture

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.06.2015 | Black Voices

"Ebonics is the official language of the undefined black culture, the native tongue to the underrepresented black American." That is what Steven Wil...

Lawsuit Alleges 911 Dispatchers Were Told They 'Speak Ghetto'

Reuters | Elizabeth Daley | Posted 11.23.2014 | Black Voices

PITTSBURGH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Three minority women are suing a Pittsburgh 911 dispatch center where they worked, alleging that sexual harassment and ...

I Am Charles Ramsey and Sweet Brown: "You Do What You Have To Do" and "Aint Nobody Got Time For Dat"

Reverend Charles E. Williams II | Posted 07.10.2013 | Black Voices
Reverend Charles E. Williams II

Many laugh when they watch the Charles Ramsey and Sweet Brown interviews, but the joke is really quite sad.

On Dialect, Dialogue and Good Books

Angela Flournoy | Posted 11.06.2011 | Black Voices
Angela Flournoy

A recent conversation about Ebonics got me to thinking about Faulkner and James Baldwin, and the way certain dialects in this country get no respect.

The DEA's New Tool Against Crime

Zack Isaacs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Zack Isaacs

There's a new job skill that the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is requiring of a few agents: how to speak Ebonics. And that's probably because it is not usually taught in schools.

'Ebonics' Translators Needed By Justice Department

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Smoking Gun (via Gawker) reports that the Justice Department is looking to hire translators fluent in 'ebonics' to help monitor, transcribe and tr...

Uh Oh, Here We Go Again with Ebonics 2.0

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Natalie Holder-Winfield

A collaboration of teaching organizations made a frail attempt to exhume the 1990's Ebonics debacle by acknowledging African American English in their training curriculum.

Sarah Palin and the New White Ebonics

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Were she black, Sarah Palin's performance would have been skewered by the right as undignified and demeaning to the office she seeks.