By: Touré

Touré interviews Lady Gaga
August 16, 2016

Toure interviews Lady Gaga about her writing process, her desire to be famous, her love for Andy Warhol and Madonna, humor…

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No Such Place As Post-Racial America: New York Times (2011)
August 6, 2016

Dear America, Please, I beg you, stop using the bankrupt and meaningless term “post-racial!” There’s no such thing as “post-racial.” There’s…

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How Hiphop Was Shaped By the Drug War: Washington Post (2012)
August 6, 2016

If you’re wondering why hip-hop has often been angry, sneering, nihilistic and dystopic, you can blame the war on drugs, and…

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How To Talk To Young Black Boys About Trayvon Martin: Time Magazine (2012)
August 6, 2016

Eight talking points about the potentially fatal condition of being black. It’s unlikely but possible that you could get killed today….

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No, Black Lives Matter Isn’t Stopping Cops from Doing Their Jobs: Vice (2015)
August 6, 2016

About a year ago, Charles Ramsey, the chief of police in Philadelphia, was at the bedside of a fallen officer who…

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White People Explain Why They Feel Oppressed: Vice (2015)
August 6, 2016

Sometimes white people vex me. Maybe they confuse you, too. Maybe you’re a white person who is sometimes confused by white…

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White People Talk About White Privilege: Vice (2015)
August 6, 2016

It started as so many great ideas do: on a Saturday morning, lying in bed watching SportsCenter, and talking to strangers…

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The Legacy of A Tribe Called Quest: New York Times (2016)
August 6, 2016

I GREW up in the suburbs of Boston, where I was the top-ranked singles player on my prep school’s tennis team and…

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I Asked a Black Cop What He Thinks About America’s Policing Problem (Vice)
July 26, 2016

It’s easy to say fuck the police. But we know we need them. We need the police to protect us, although…

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Is Black Snapchat Replacing Black Twitter? (Vice)
July 26, 2016

These days, Twitter feels like a nightclub that’s just past its prime. It’s the sort of spot that used to be…

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