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Brandon Patterson

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Brandon Ellington Patterson is a senior Sociology major at Howard University in Washington, DC. He was formerly Chairman of the Political Action Committee of the NAACP and is an aspiring journalist and public defender. For more from Brandon, check out his blog at myblackmindd.wordpress.com and follow him on Twitter @myblackmindd. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers. For additional information about Politic365, please visit http://politic365.com/about/.

We Commemorate Selma With Much Work to be Done

My father took me and my brothers with him to the polls when he voted for Barack Obama during his first campaign.  We were...

Leelah Alcorn’s Story Rings True for Everyone Who’s “Different”

When I read Leelah Alcorn’s suicide note, all I could do was sit, and shake my head, and think no one should ever have...

Open Carry Gun Laws Won’t Work for Black People Until Racial...

Earlier this year, video went viral of a 62-year-old Black grandfather being chocked and tackled by three White men in Florida, an open carry...

Does White America Want Black Celebrities to be Seen and Not...

The White masses can’t seem to handle it when Black celebrities don’t do specifically and exclusively what they get paid to do. Marshawn Lynch has...

The ‘Bad Role Model’ Argument Against Beyonce is BS

Last month, former Arkansas Governor, former Fox News host, and potential 2016 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was on a number of day and nighttime...

An Open Letter from a Black Man to the Muslim Community

Dear Muslim Americans, I stand with you. I hear you and I stand with you because I know. I know what it’s like to feel rejected, to...

Rudy Giuliani: The Right’s Latest Poster Boy for Racist Exceptionalism

If Republicans want to shed the marks of extremism and hate that taint their brand, they’ve got a lot of work to do with...

#BlackLivesMatter Doesn’t Mean that All Lives Don’t

Many critics of the Black Lives Matter Movement have tried to paint the movement as anti-police and anti-White-people. Many have called the phrase “Black...

Even Kendrick Lamar’s View of Black Respectability is Problematic

Let me preface this by saying Kendrick Lamar is incredibly talented and is easily one of the realest dudes in hip hop right now....

Why I Have A Problem with Kylie Jenner’s Dreadlocks

Apparently, dreadlocks, braids, and full lips are "new" to White people in the same way America was new to Columbus. Over the weekend, Kylie Jenner...