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Black Lives

Black alums share their thoughts and stories about racial injustice.

June 24, 2020

A Note to the Dumb

On George Floyd’s killing and racial injustice in America.

By

Epiphany Morrow

July 2020

‘Black Male: Guilty Until Proven Innocent’

It pains me that these words I wrote in 1992 still ring true today.

By

Cory Booker

July 7, 2020

The Weight of It All

Is a bulletproof superhero the only Black man who can survive a police encounter?

By

Johnathon Briggs

March 2021

The Bard of Barbecue

Adrian Miller is a lawyer by training, a church council director by profession and a soul food scholar by avocation. And what people most want to talk to him about is a perfectly cooked sparerib.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

November 18, 2020

Black, Pregnant and Grieving

‘For some of us, the journey to motherhood comes at a higher cost.’

By

Herbrina Sanders

July 9, 2020

Black Breath Matters

How can what’s happening in America not weigh on our collective conscience?

By

Dionne Hill

September 2020

Being the Light I Wish to See

I went overboard once. Now I do it as often as I can.

By

Janet Savage

September 2019

My Dinner with a Klansman

Cassandra Knight, ’91, JD ’94, and her mother find themselves face-to-face with a former grand dragon of the KKK.

By

Deni Ellis Béchard

July 2018

The Power of Place

Inside the museum that shimmers with light on the National Mall—“a rich picture of African American life.”

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