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Read Kali Gross' Op-Ed: Ferguson and Cosby? Black Women Have More to Discuss

Posted: Dec 12, 2014

The case of 13 black women who accuse Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, a white and Asian police officer in Oklahoma, with sex assault is the elephant in the room. We also have black female homicide rates, missing persons and much more to bring up.

Read Sharmila Rudrappa's Op-Ed The International Surrogacy Market

Posted: Nov 18, 2014

In Bangalore, where many women earn just $150 a month working in garment factories, surrogate mothers can make thousands of dollars by carrying others’ babies to term. But at what cost?

Read Domino Perez's Op-Ed Opinion: Thirty days to be Hispanic

Posted: Nov 18, 2014

The time has come for us to question the value and purpose of Hispanic Heritage Month or at least its educational effectiveness.

Read Stephanie Mulder's Op-Ed: The Secret History of the Middle East

Posted: Nov 18, 2014

Pragmatic coexistence was the rule, not the exception, for much of the Middle East's history.

Read Lisa Moore's Op-Ed: A welcome mix of football and feminism at UT

Posted: Nov 18, 2014

University of coach Charlie Strong has gotten attention for his zero-tolerance position on gun violence, drugs and disrespect for women.

Read Shannon Speed's Op-Ed: The US is jailing immigrant women and children under appalling conditions

Posted: Nov 18, 2014

Most asylum seekers are law-abiding but are detained in spite of international law.

Read Shannon Speed's Op-Ed: Justice Denied

Posted: Nov 18, 2014

The U.S. should hold Mexican authorities accountable for mass killings.

Read Dr. Daina R. Berry's Op-Ed Postmortem Fame, Public Shame for Black Mothers

Posted: Nov 17, 2014

Black women are hardly ever on the cover of commercial publications or standing in front of television cameras with a sea of microphones in their faces unless they are famous actresses, entertainers, public figures--or their sons were murdered.

Read Dr. Eric Tang's Op-Ed Recent college graduates are pushing lower-income African Americans out of cities

Posted: Nov 17, 2014

Austin in the only major growth city that experienced an absolute loss in its African-American population

Read Dr. Kali Gross' Op-Ed piece Do #BlackLivesMatter? Which Ones?

Posted: Nov 17, 2014

African-American men suffer in America

Read Dr. Kevin Cokley's Op-Ed about the Michael Brown Controversy in Ferguson

Posted: Oct 20, 2014

Black community’s mistrust of police is rational, justified

Read Dr. Cherise Smith's Article "Why I'm Not Buying Beyoncé's Brand of Feminism"

Posted: Oct 20, 2014

It's not about having a successful career, making buckets of money and forming a perfect nuclear family. Maybe it's old school, but for me feminism is still about caring about the women out there who are still stuck in a raw deal.

Read Dr. Lisa Thompson's Op-Ed Piece on the the new hit show "Blackish"

Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Parenting While Black ... and Middle-class on TV

Read Dr. Daina Berry's Article "Postmortem Fame, Public Shame for Black Mothers"

Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Black women are hardly ever on the cover of commercial publications or standing in front of television cameras...

Read Dr. Jennifer Wilks' Op-Ed Article "Lessons of a Flag Flap"

Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Lessons of a Flag Flap

How to Get Away With … Sex

Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Fall TV lineup rewrites acceptable nations of black womanhood

Dr. Kali Gross Op-Ed featured in Ebony and The Huffington Post's blog

Posted: Oct 14, 2014

Black Women Are Already Dead in America | The Criminal Unrapeability of Black Women

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