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Vanilla Ice, Chinese Mississippians, and Hip-Hop

As described in The Big Payback, an extremely thorough chronicle of the hip-hop industry, Tommy Quon was a Chinese-American from Greenville, Mississippi. He owned...

Black Lives Matter Beyond the USA

The United States of America might be more entrenched in racial issues than any nation in the world. But Black Lives Matter isn't a...

Creators, But Not Owners: Black America And Urban Culture

Between Rock and Roll, Hip-hop, countless dance crazes, and additions to the English lexicon, American pop culture has a lot to thank Black people for. What...

Travis Scott’s ‘Don’t Play’ Video is a Young Black American Male Dream

UPDATE (11/4/2019): Not sure how I missed this story about Scott's first childhood memories being in Houston's South Park living with his grandma. He...

Nav and The Minefield of Nigga

Nav is an Indian-Canadian from Rexdale, a racially-diverse low-income neighborhood in Toronto. Clearly his people from the Rex, as he calls it, are cool...
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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...

Are You a Coon, Or Just Foolish?

Last week, Sage Steele said something dumb about today's political turmoil. Surprise. Once again, Sage Steele was accused of being a coon by some Black people...

The Importance of Both/And in Times of Tragedy

Written during the height of 2017's hurricane season devastation, this piece is a strong call for Americans to fight the urge to retreat into...

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...

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...