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Karen Attiah

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2024’s rap beef shows hip-hop still can’t function without misogyny

Little rap and hip-hop artistic energy has gone into protecting women and children. Kendrick Lamar, left, on Aug. 27, 2017, in Inglewood, Calif.,...

15.05.2024 40

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Columbia is teaching its students the wrong lessons

Using force to break up peaceful protests turns the university into a school for oppression. New York City police enter an upper floor of...

03.05.2024 70

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The tragedy and promise of #BringBackOurGirls

Demonstrators gather in front of the Nigerian Embassy in D.C. in 2014. The demonstrators were pushing the Nigerian government to find and free 276...

18.04.2024 20

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Beyoncé’s new album demands respect — and highlights an American travesty

A woman watches roller skaters during a listening party for Beyoncé's new album “Cowboy Carter” in Houston on Friday. (Mark Felix/AFP/Getty...

04.04.2024 100

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Ghana’s draconian anti-LGBTQ+ law would perpetuate a colonial legacy

An LGBTQ rights placard hangs outside the Ghanaian High Commission in London on March 6. (Andy Rain/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock) Listen 5 min ...

14.03.2024 10

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Fact or ‘American Fiction’? 3 columnists on the best picture nominee.

“ American Fiction ” is up for five Oscars on Sunday, including best picture, best adapted screenplay (by the movie’s director, Cord...

09.03.2024 30

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Black women should not be the face of America’s ugly Gaza policy

Vice President Harris speaks during a campaign event at South Carolina State University on Saturday. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) ...

05.03.2024 6

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Texas insists on discriminating against Black hair

Darryl George, a junior, enters Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Tex., on Sept. 18. (Michael Wyke/AP) Listen 5 min ...

04.03.2024 50

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South Africa stands bravely with Gaza

A man waves a Palestinian flag outside the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday. (Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters) ...

22.02.2024 10

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Black Zionism adds a wrinkle to the politics of the Gaza war

Supporters hold pro-Israel placards as they take part in a demonstration organised by the South Africa Zionist Federation in Johannesburg, on May 23,...

12.02.2024 20

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Beyoncé was robbed at the Grammys. We need to hear from her now.

Beyoncé, center, is seen at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. (Mike Blake/Reuters) Listen 5 min ...

06.02.2024 20

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Netanyahu and his bloody logic must go

26.01.2024 8

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Where is the outrage over Israel’s killing of journalists in Gaza?

A man holds the flak jacket which belongs to Al Jazeera journalist Wael Al-Dahdouh in the southern Gaza Strip on Dec. 15. (Bassam Masoud/Reuters) ...

19.12.2023 100

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Let’s finally stop pretending Beyoncé stands for liberation

Beyoncé at the 65th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 5. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters) Listen 6 min Share Comment on...

08.12.2023 30

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Destroying Gaza’s cultural heritage is a crime against humanity

Listen 4 min Share Comment on this story Comment Add to your saved stories Save You’re reading the...

01.12.2023 2

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John Hagee at the March for Israel? Bad choice.

Televangelist John Hagee at a Christians United for Israel summit in Jerusalem in 2010. (Gali Tibbon/Getty Images) Listen 5 min ...

18.11.2023 10

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The colonial history of Israel-Palestine: Bringing the receipts

The sky lights up as a building is hit during an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City late on Nov. 2. (Dawood Nemer/AFP/Getty Images) Listen...

03.11.2023 5

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Why race and colonialism matter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

A woman attends a demonstration in New York on Thursday to express solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters) ...

27.10.2023 20

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In the Israel-Gaza crisis, whose lives matter? Readers respond.

A girl and her infant brother, both wounded, are treated at the Nasser Medical Hospital after an Israeli airstrike in the al-Amal neighborhood in...

20.10.2023 2

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We cannot stand by and watch Israel commit atrocities

A Palestinian man with a child outside al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Oct. 12. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) Listen 5 min ...

13.10.2023 2

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Five years after Khashoggi, reflecting on the media — and murder

A projection featuring Jamal Khashoggi at the Newseum in Washington on Oct. 1, 2019. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) Listen...

06.10.2023 7

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The world has always wanted to move on from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

(Zoe van Dijk for The Washington Post) Opinion The world has always wanted to move on from Jamal Khashoggi’s murder ...

01.10.2023 3

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Let Black boys grow their hair

Darryl George, 17, a junior at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, on Sept. 10. (Darresha George via AP) Listen 5 min ...

29.09.2023 40

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All praise the drag queens of Texas

Penny Cilyn of the United Court of the Lone Star Empire reads during Sunday service at the Cathedral of Hope on Aug. 17. (Karen Attiah/The Washington...

22.09.2023 10

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Readers respond: Stopping male violence against gay people and women

Photographs of gun-violence victims are seen at a demonstration in Fairfax, Va., on Aug. 4. (Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post) ...

15.09.2023 4

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Black women keep getting beaten in public. How should we respond?

(iStock) Listen 6 min Share Comment on this story Comment Happy Friday! I hope everyone else’s...

09.09.2023 40

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