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MTV is 40 years old, found its fortune with Gen X and has reinvented itself for every generation since.

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“We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” — Alice Walker

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“There is more than one kind of freedom. ‘Freedom to’ and ‘freedom from’.” — Aunt Lydia, The handmaid’s tale


How the activist-scholar stared down the belly of the beast

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New Column Alert: My Pen Is Mighty

Want to understand how African American cuisine transformed America? Ask a sista.

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Nonperformative diversity is a game-changer for Chicago’s Art Institute

Kehinde Wiley. “Barack Obama, 2018.” Oil on canvas. Image: National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

How you can help pass the For the People Act

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My family’s method of making collards may not be the best way…

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

Choosing yourself is revolutionary

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Here’s how this shoe violation likely happened.

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The seductive—and scary—sides of winning big on a game show


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