Natasha S. Alford

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Beyoncé has blessed us with a brilliant ode to black womanhood and a blueprint for finding power through pain with the release of "Lemonade."
Like most fans, I knew that there would come a day when Prince Rogers Nelson would die — but I never imagined that it would come so soon. When I heard that the legendary artist was dead at 57, I...
Last month, the president hosted a surprise meeting with former federal inmates who had been invited to the White House...

This Saturday, HBO premieres Confirmation a movie about Anita Hill’s controversial 1991 sexual harassment testimony against Clarence Thomas...
As the race for president heats up, Democrats are battling harder than ever to make distinctions between candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton clear.Support from black voters has been especially crucial for Democrats in recent elections, and...
Professor and author Dr. Michael Eric Dyson says in his new book The Black President: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race that Obama will go down as one of the greatest presidents of all time-- but one who avoided engaging the topic of race to the detriment of black people...

This coming April 23rd will mark the first anniversary of the U.S. Senate's 56-43 vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General...
Last week, a quote from Richard Nixon’s former Chief Domestic Advisor John Ehrlichman surfaced, confirming a disgusting truth that’s been well-known by black folks for several decades: the war on drugs had nothing to do eradicating a drug epidemic. Instead,...
Forget a cute note or a flower left in your locker. These days, kids across the country are asking each other out to prom with elaborate presentations and gifts. Instead of proposals, "PROMposals" are an official way to make...

The school-to-prison pipeline has moved our youth from the American Dream to an American nightmare. Children, who should be given second chances and opportunities to learn, are being pushed out of the classroom with high rates of suspensions and...
Fresh off a win in Nevada, Hillary Clinton is gearing up for the South Carolina Democratic Primary February 27....