Writing

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Writing on Race

I Was Forced to Fight, Now I'm Learning to Cry

Bill Cosby Doesn't Deserve Our Black Tears

Please Stop Smearing Victims of Police Brutality

What I Learned as a Black Man Traveling Through the Terrifying Heart of America

I Am Young and Black and I Don't Want to Die

Confronting Racism and White Nostalgia on Cliven Bundy's Ranch

There Is No 'Transcending Race' in America

George Zimmerman's Gun and the Merchandising of Black Death

We're Still Marching Towards MLK's Promised Land

How Did Victor White III Die in the Backseat of a Cop Car in New Iberia, Louisiana?

Life, Death, and Inequality in Cleveland

Dead or in Jail: The Burden of Being a Black Man in America

What Am I Saying When I Say 'Nigger'?

Black Lives Matter

Eric Garner and the Plague of Police Brutality Against Black Men

The George Zimmerman Trial Reminded Me of Who I Am in America

My Dad Told Me a Black Man Would Never Be President

 

 

Reported Long Reads

The Scared White People Who Love Donald Trump

A 20-Year-Old Went to Rehab and Came Home in a Body Bag

Inside the Underworld of Black Market Butt Injections

Metal Scrappers Are Tearing Cleveland Apart

 

 

Profiles and Intimate Interviews

Maurizio Cattelan Is One of Art's Greatest Mysteries

Kamasi Washington's Father Helped Mold Him into a Jazz Master

A Legendary Watchmaker Describes His Greatest Regrets

This Group of Black Women Is Taking Up Arms to Fight Racism and Misogyny

Trent Reznor Talks About Making It Out of the Midwest

Menswear Designer Siki Im Predicts the End of the High Fashion Streetwear Trend

The Romance Behind the Designs of Robert Geller

May Streetwear Keep You Forever Young

The RZA and Adrian Younge Are Supreme Mutant Beings

Gunplay Doesn't Fear the Pine Box or Prison

'The Boondocks' Creator Aaron McGruder Tells Us About 'The Uncle Ruckus Movie'

Dapper Dan Thinks Kanye West Is Doing It Wrong

The Evolution of Patrik Ervell

Never Party with the Brick Squad

Ice-T Caught Me in Coco’s Dressing Room at Her NYFW Show

Terence Winter Talks  About the Pitfalls of Hollywood

The Flatbush Zombies Are Making Hip-Hop Trippy Again

 

 

Culture and Style Writing

Brooklyn's Street Masquerade Is Now a 'Police Parade'

This Cruising-Themed Fashion Show Took Place in a Leather Bar

Big Booties Don't Get into Rap Videos Without These Guys

The Origin of the Motorcycle Jacket

The Evolution of Black Masculinity Through Fashion

The Story Behind the Infamous 'Real Deal Magazine'

Steve Drain of Westboro Baptist Church Really Likes "OK Computer"

This Artist Transforms Herself into Gruesome Movie Monsters

These Photos Show the Power and Dignity of Black Men

This Playwright Brings the Pain and Power of the Black Experience to the Stage

Grappling with Nostalgia at Mariah Carey's Christmas Concert

 

 

Politics Writing

Let's Blow Up Mount Rushmore

'Heil Trump': Members of the Alt-Right Are Looking Forward to a Whiter America

Cleveland's Muslim Immigrants Are Worried About Trump

Black Muslims in Cleveland Are Bracing for Donald Trump

This Is What Republicans at the RNC Think About Black People and Cops

A Big Night Out at... the Republican National Convention

What Malcolm X Would Say About Donald Trump

Why Black People Need to Reject Trump's Anti-Immigrant BS