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’s first Black male creative director dazzled with his outsized personal style and powerful, behind-the-scenes influence

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André Leon Talley was 73 when he passed away on January 18, 2022, but his experience, groundbreaking achievements, and love for life, family, and fashion seemed expansive enough to span several lifetimes. The first Black male creative director for Vogue and a glamorous fashion icon who partied at Studio 54…

The school administration’s handling of a student protest against poor campus living conditions is disturbing

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Many consider the illustrious Howard University as the cream of the crop of HBCUs. But recently, the university has been in hot water for being anything but illustrious.

Over the past four weeks, Howard students have protested against what many describe as unsafe and inhumane on-campus living conditions. As the…

Systemic racism persists in policing, and we cannot become complacent

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W hile we cannot call this verdict justice, accountability seems to have come to Minneapolis. This moment feels bittersweet. Of course, it’s good to know that other people agree that George Floyd’s life mattered. Yet America’s policing problem runs much deeper than one case.

Each generation of Black people sees…

It feels foolish to love a nation that despises you in return

Protesters demanding justice for Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man killed by police near Minneapolis, marched through Center City, Philadelphia, on April 13, 2021.

From the Derek Chauvin trial to the killing of Daunte Wright, it is a hard time to be an African American patriot.

My father used to read an entire Perry Mason book every day; Perry Mason is a fictional American criminal defense attorney authored by Erle Stanley Gardner. The series…

ZORA

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