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Getting Beyond Ferguson

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by David M. Kennedy. By: David M. Kennedy Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking undertaking to take on, squarely and directly, one of the most damaging social problems facing the nation. The National Initiative for Building Community Trust and Justice is […]

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“This is why we are tired”: Racist remarks mar National Book Award ceremony

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The following piece is from Salon. It was written by Joanna Rothkopf. By: Joanna Rothkopf Daniel Handler has apologized for his comments via Twitter: My job at last night’s National Book Awards #NBAwards was to shine a light on tremendous writers, including Jacqueline Woodson… -DH [1/2] — Daniel Handler (@DanielHandler) November 20, 2014

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We Speak Their Names: For the Black Trans Women Murdered This Year

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Yaz’Min Shancez (pictured above), nicknamed ‘Miss T’ by her loved ones, was 31 years old when she was brutally killed in Fort Myers, Florida. Her body was then set alight and dumped behind a garbage bin where it was discovered on the 19th of June. Her family described her as a woman who was ‘full […]

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The Kardashians aren’t just trashy, they’re dangerous

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The following post is from the Chicago Tribune. It was written by Sally Kohn. By: Sally Kohn As you surely know, last week Kim Kardashian posed — naked — on the pages of Paper magazine. The stated goal? #BreakTheInternet.

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The Case for Black With a Capital B

The following piece is from the New York Times. It was written by Lori L. Tharps. By: Lori L. Tharps I WAS sitting in my office at Temple University when I overheard an exchange between a colleague and his student. The student had come to see her professor to go over a paper, and he […]

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Advancing Reproductive Justice for Black Women and Women of Color in Cleveland

The following piece is from RH Reality Check. It was written by Jasmine Burnett. By: Jasmine Burnett A politically hostile and anti-woman sentiment is playing out in Ohio, where local and state legislators are using women’s access to reproductive health care as a tool to jockey for power. We are seeing varying degrees of this in states across […]

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Solange’s Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards

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The following piece is from the Huffington Post. It was written by Kadia Blagrove. By: Kadia Blagrove Solange Knowles wedded her long time love Alan Ferguson over the weekend. Of course, this cool chick didn’t give us traditional blushing bride. The 28-year-old singer went for a modern and chic white gown with a cape. Her […]

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The Worthless Black Woman

The following piece is from Dre’ Xolani.  It was written by the author who bares the same name as the website. By: Dre’ Xolani Earlier today I received a text message from a friend requesting that I read an article he posted on Facebook and to give him my “view” on it once I read it. […]

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Misuse of a Grand Jury

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Rev. Al Sharpton. By: Rev. Al Sharpton It has been over three months since the horrific death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It has been over three months since Brown’s parents and loved ones began awaiting a semblance of justice and […]

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[FERGUSON FORWARD] 101 Days Without Justice for Mike Brown

The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Taurean Russell. By: Taurean Russell Like most young people these days, checking Twitter is one of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning. In the past few days, my timeline has been filled with tweets about Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s ironic […]

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