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Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Danish Scientists Close to HIV Cure

Scientists in Denmark believe that they are extremely close to curing HIV, and that said cure would be affordable.

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Rhymes & Reasons Interviews Shannon Matesky About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed Her Life

Rhymes and Reasons interviews poet Shannon Matesky about the Hip Hop songs that changed her life: TLC’s “What About Your Friends,” Lauryn Hill’s “Everything is Everything,” and Eve’s “Love Is Blind.”

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15 Year-Old Saheela Ibraheem Accepted into Harvard…and 13 Other Colleges!

At just 15 years-old, Saheela Ibraheem has been accepted into Harvard University; she’d been accepted into 13 other colleges, including the UPenn, Cornell, Brown, and UChicago!

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Stacey Ann-Gooden: My Biracial Daughter Thinks She’s White

An interesting op-ed ponders when it’s the proper time – and what is the proper way – to discuss race and skin color with young children.

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George Zimmerman Will NOT Seek “Stand Your Ground” Immunity Hearing

At a hearing earlier today, George Zimmerman officially declared that he will not seek an immunity hearing under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law.

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Does Jason Collins Coming Out Change Anything for the Black Queer Community?

Does Jason Collins Coming Out Change Anything for the Black Queer Community?

When it comes to the black community and queerness, the common proverb-the more things change, the more they stay the same- provides much truth. Just yesterday N.B.A. player Jason Collins released his inspiring coming-out story. In this piece, Collins outlined his voyage to self-acceptance, his loving and supportive family and friends and his thoughts on […]

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Jason Collins on Coming Out: “I’m the happiest that I’ve ever been in my life”

In an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, NBA center Jason Collins says a huge weight has been lifted since coming out: “”I know that I, right now, am the happiest that I’ve ever been in my life”

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Police Investigate Racist Bullying at Philadelphia Catholic School

An eighth grader was reportedly the victim of racist bullying at a catholic school in Philadelphia. According to the young man’s mother, two white students took her son’s notebook and scrawled “a picture of a swastika, the N-word, as well as the words ‘Koolaid,’ ‘watermelon,’ and ‘fried chicken.”

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Recognizing Link Between Emotional Trauma and Youth Violence

With so many of our young people growing up in neighborhoods steeped in violence, it is imperative that we take seriously the toll it takes on their emotional health, and how that only perpetuates the cycle of violence.

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Emmett Till’s Family Plan to Pressure Mountain Dew to End Endorsement Deal w/ Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne has yet to apologize for an offensive lyrics invoking the name of Emmett Till. So the Till family plans to pressure corporate sponsor Mountain Dew to drop their endorsement deal with the rapper.

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