iOS app Android app

The N Word

Here's What's Wrong With the OU Frat Boys' Apologies

Briallen Hopper | Posted 03.13.2015 | College
Briallen Hopper

A situation like this calls for a real apology, but these young men have failed to deliver it. Instead of acknowledging their own racism, they denied it or sidestepped it. Instead of reckoning honestly with the harm they have done to others, they framed their family and friends as the real victims.

Examining The N Word As It Becomes More Prevalent Than Ever In American Vernacular

The Washington Post | Dave Sheinin and Krissah Thompson | Posted 11.10.2014 | Black Voices

This season, the National Football League is attempting the impossible, a reasoned but dubious mission that has already tripped up an institution as v...

TELL US: Will Jury's Verdict On The N-Word Impact Use Of The Word Among Blacks?

Posted 09.05.2013 | Black Voices

A federal court ruled earlier this week that it is illegal to use the N-word in the workplace, even if you're black, reviving debate over whether the ...

Dear CNN, This Is Not OK

Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy

Deon Cole, star of "Deon Cole's Black Box" and "Conan," can barely wrap his head around CNN's debate over the N-word. For starters: Why does LeVar Bur...

N****? Please.

Jarrett Hill | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Jarrett Hill

We give so much power to the word. The response is almost beginning to start to feel disingenuous. I'm starting to feel like we get upset because we are told we should be, feel like we're supposed to, or something somewhere in between.

27 People Who Can Never, Ever, Ever Use The N-Word

Posted 06.07.2012 | Comedy

Gwyneth Paltrow caused a stir last weekend when tweeting a photo of The-Dream in France with the caption "Ni**as in paris for real @MrTeriusNash (the ...

The Adventures of Mark Twain

Jonathan Schmock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jonathan Schmock


An Open Letter to Dr. Laura

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Olmsted

So you object to the double standard that African-Americans can use the n-word, but whites can't. Dr. Laura, get over it.

Jonathan McCoy: 11-Year-Old Speaks Out Against N-Word

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

An 11-year-old boy named Jonathan McCoy is taking his cause across the country. He is campaigning to have the N-word (you know which one) removed from...

Nigga, Please

Hermene Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Hermene Hartman

If there is a black person living in America who has not uttered the word, they should stand tall and receive the NAACP Image Award.

One WASP's take on The N Word

Roderick Spencer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Roderick Spencer

As a white man in a black family, I can say with some authority, the word "n****r" has a lot of different meanings, and context is crucial to understanding why it persists in our language.

The "N" Word on Network Television

Samara O'Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Samara O'Shea

Thanks to the First Amendment, there's not a single word in the English language that I should be afraid to say. But I am -- and the more afraid we are to use a word the more control that word has.

Rapper To Title Next Album The N-Word

AP | NEKESA MUMBI MOODY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

To some, it's a hurtful racial epithet. For Nas, it's an album title. The rapper told MTV News that he would indeed be naming his new album after the...