We all have our own little niche of happiness

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If Black America were its own country, here’s what it would look like 

While the discussions surrounding Ferguson have been fraught with tension, they have also provided opportunity for a much-needed national conversation about race, specifically regarding the black experience. The Atlantic has come up with a provocative thought experiment to illustrate these underlying sociocultural issues: “What if black America were a country?”

Black America would lag behind most of the world

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Potent minimalist art sends a strong message about police and vigilante brutality in America

Journalist and artist Shirin Barghi has created a gripping, thought-provoking series of graphics that not only examines racial prejudice in today’s America, but also captures the sense of humanity that often gets lost in news coverage. Titled “Last Words,” the graphics illustrate the last recorded words by Brown and other young black people — Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and others — who have been killed by police in recent years.

Let us not forget their voices