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Immigration Reform Is a Black Thing, Too

The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Opal Tometi. By: Opal Tometi The administrative relief measures that President Barack Obama announced Thursday will benefit an estimated 4 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. This long-awaited measure came several months after the president promised to take executive action in the absence of […]

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Ferguson case highlights need for national data on police shootings

The following piece is from The Chicago Reporter. It was written by Adeshina Emmanuel. By: Adeshina Emmanuel Michael Brown. Rekia Boyd. Oscar Grant. They were all unarmed black youth at the center of high-profile shootings that spurred protests about police use of excessive force and reignited debates about police relations with communities of color. Brown […]

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I Have No Words for Tamir Rice.

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The following piece is from Water Cooler Convos. It was written by Jenn Jackson. By: Jenn Jackson Can I have that toy shooter Mommy?” “No.” “Why?” “Because you’re Black.”

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Black Women: Successful And Still Unmarried

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The following piece is from NPR. It was written by Tell Me More. By: Tell Me More Blog If you are a black woman with an advanced degree, there’s a good chance you’ve never been married. New research from Yale University suggests that highly educated black women are twice as likely to have never been married by […]

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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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