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We treat individuals in the spotlight as gods or Satan incarnate. We tell broken stories about teams, communities, nations, and other groups to protect our worldviews. We're all human though, meaning our stories deserve more than a TMZ article. This category takes a look at how we look at people

LeBron and Celebrities (Un)Effectively Using Their Fame

NBA.com broke the news of LeBron James being the executive producer of an upcoming multipart documentary on the life of Muhammad Ali. Last month,...
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There Is No “Old Kanye”

I was going to make this a case study of Kanye West's public image in the vein of “Understanding Kanye West Rants” or my...
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Nickelodeon’s PSA and Why Black Girls Are Not Our Soldiers

by Faith Nwachuku-Taite This piece was originally published by Plugged, a partner of ATC, on their blog Views From The...

Georgetown’s Attempt At Reparations

More than a dozen universities have publicly acknowledged their historic involvement in the United States' slave trade. But none of have made serious moves...

Dash Cam Footage of Philando is Psychological Warfare

The release of the dash cam footage of Philando Castile's murder after his killer was acquitted is a form of psychological warfare. For years, we...
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Understanding Kanye West Rants, Pt. 5: Vivendi, Swifties, and More

Starting this series back up is only ever a matter of time. The last "Understanding Kanye West Rants"...

Understanding Kanye West Rants, Part 1

Those poor 40-year-old mothers on set at The Ellen Degeneres Show were not ready for Kanye West last month. It's easy to watch any of...

The Cause White Male Terrorists Implicitly Fight For

In his usual dark, poignant humor, Jerrod Carmichael tried to normalize the concept of a place being "shoot-up-able" to Maxine in an episode of The...

#MeToo and #TIMESUP: Beyond Shaming Gross Hollywood Dudes

Trigger Warning: This piece contains a detailed account of a non-consensual sexual encounter. About three and a half years ago, I lost a close friend....

Does Sage Steele Deserve To Be Dragged Like This?

After ESPN anchor Sage Steele criticized wide receiver Mike Evans for his Veteran's Day national anthem protest, much of Black Twitter yanked her curly-headed...