Stories by Brittney Cooper

Brittney Cooper is a contributing writer at Salon. Follow her on Twitter at@professorcrunk. subscribe to Brittney Cooper's feed

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016, Source: Salon

The reserved musical icon spoke hard truths at the Grammys—about art, artists and our disturbing racial politics.

Posted on: Jan 3, 2016, Source: Salon

Time after time, black freedom of expression gets spun into something very different by the law and the media.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015, Source: Salon

America celebrates the Kardashians' female-centered family -- but pathologizes Black matriarchs.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2015, Source: Salon

In a recent episode of the HBO show, Damon took an ignorant and disappointing stand for white privilege.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2015, Source: Salon

The temptation to lock onto the story of Kim Davis risks ignoring the manipulative figures behind the scenes.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2015, Source: Salon

Black Lives Matter has been demonized following the unrelated murder of a police officer. Here's why.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2015, Source: Salon

The Napa Valley Wine Train left a 10-woman book club on the side of the train tracks... and for what?

Posted on: Aug 20, 2015, Source: Salon

While Democratic candidates have made important strides, it will be for naught as long as Black lives matter less.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2015, Source: Salon

A year after Michael Brown died, Americans are starting to forget what happened. But we must never forget.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2015, Source: Salon

The forces animating the Donald's soaring popularity are omnipresent: the deep-seated anxieties of white America.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2015, Source: Salon

No one should end up dead after a routine police stop, but Sandra Bland did. This country has much to answer for.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2015, Source: Salon

For two decades, Williams has dominated an overwhelmingly white sport, a powerful statement on black womanhood.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2015, Source: Salon

Cosby was ashamed of Black America for years. Now Black America is ashamed of Cosby. And it feels like a tragedy.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2015, Source: Salon

Many have second-guessed the latest campaign against Confederate imagery. These critics miss the point.

Posted on: Jun 10, 2015, Source: Salon

Many have been quick to dismiss or make excuses for the shocking video out of Texas. Here's the truth of the matter.

Posted on: May 27, 2015, Source: Salon

Black freedom & opportunity in America has always required the very federal intervention the right wants to destroy.

Posted on: May 23, 2015, Source: Salon

The response to the Twin Peaks shootout shows how privilege really works.

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015, Source: Salon

We're now legislating away poor people's right to be happy.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2015, Source: Salon

What do police violence in Oklahoma and NYC have in common? An infusion of private cash and a culture of death.

Posted on: Apr 12, 2015, Source: Salon

How many rotten apples do we need before we start chopping down the apple tree?