Brandon M. Terry

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I imagine it holds true for everyone, that as graduation approaches, one cannot help but become more reflective of the

Left Behind

The hottest topic in American politics today is religion, or perhaps more accurately, the role that religion should play in

Why Unite Against AIDS?

In each of our lives, there are moments that force us to rethink that which we have long imagined ourselves

A Tale of Two Kings

Thirty-seven years ago this month, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis,

What Up, Gangsta?

“Clikkity clank…clikkity clank,” 50 Cent tauntingly raps on his new CD “The Massacre,” “the money goes into my piggy bank.”

Money and Morality, Humanity and Harvard

“It is not complex…it is not sophisticated. It is not intricate or undiscovered, secret or unknown. It is a clear

A Different Kind of Valentine's Day

I always had a love-hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. I was the kid in the elementary school class that never

A Promising Future?

I have never been George W. Bush’s biggest supporter, but unlike many of his more ardent detractors, I find there

What Reality? It’s All About Salary

Despite nearly 30 years of opportunity for serious reflection on hip-hop as a social and cultural phenomenon, there has been

Race and the Mass Incarceration Society

According to a 2002 U.S. Justice Department report, 6.7 million people in the U.S. were under “correctional supervision”—prison, jail, parole

Vote or Die, Part Two

Earlier this year, Azhar N. Richmond ’05 and I established the Harvard “Vote or Die Family,” which has three major

Runaway Slaves

Malcolm X once delivered a speech about the difference between a “field Negro” and a “house Negro” in the time

Black Man's Burden

As the campaign season winds down to its final day, there are only two questions on everyone’s mind. They are

While We Were Sleeping...

Last April, existing tensions between Arab nomads and black African farmers in Sudan exploded in an incident where African rebels

The Future of Black Studies

Last semester, Professor Manning Marable of Columbia University delivered a lecture entitled “The Future of Black Studies” for the Dubois