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Feature: why one domestic violence victim never went back

The following post is from The Root. It was written by Harriette Cole. By: Harriette Cole. We’ve all been there. Back in college, I thought I’d found “the one.” But after he physically abused me, I never saw him again, so you can imagine my disbelief when, not too long ago, I saw a Facebook […]

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The Darkest Rose: Colorism Shows No Beauty

Sometimes I look at my little sister and wish I had the power to filter out all what’s wrong with the world. She is a dark skinned, young lady with a shy smile and short curls. She just entered her teenage years and will learn the ways of the world. I hope it makes her […]

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Feature: ‘A National Admissions Office’ For Low-Income Strivers

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The following post is from the New York Times. It was written by David Leonhardt. By: David Leonhardt Arianna Trickey was opening a piece of mail in her bedroom during junior year of high school when a pamphlet fell out of the envelope. The pamphlet seemed to offer the impossible: the prospect of a full […]

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Feature: Black Women Are Already Dead in America

The following post was written by Kali Nicole Gross and appears on the Huffington Post’s website.  By; Kali Nicole Gross A mix of outrage, horror and despair probably best describes many people’s responses to the recent coverage of and reactions to the violent assault of black women. It conjures up questions about how race may […]

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Feature: Cops beat, kidnap 12-year-old girl after claiming she was a prostitute

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The following post is from The Free Thought Project. It was written by Matt Agorist. By: Matt Agorist When her mother and father came outside after hearing her cries for help she was desperately holding a tree with one arm while plainclothes officers were beating her in the head, neck and throat. 

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Feature: Remember #BringBackOur Girls? What Happened in the 5 months since

This post comes from Huffington Post. It was written by Charlotte Alfred. By: Charlotte Alfred On the night of April 14, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls at the Chibok boarding school in northeastern Nigeria awoke to the sound of gunfire. They saw men in camouflage approaching and thought soldiers were coming to save them from a […]

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Feature: Black men’s excuses for Ray Rice sound a lot like the ones Darren Wilson’s supporters used

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This post is from The Washington Post. It was written by Julian Long. By: Julian Long Black men. Fellas. Brothers. Stop complaining about Ray Rice’s (much deserved and yet woefully insufficient) punishment. Right now.

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Feature: Black Women Find a Growing Business Opportunity: Care For Their Hair

The following post is from The New York Times. It was written by Vivian Yee. By: Vivian Yee Not much seems unusual about Judian and Kadeian Brown’s storefront in a tidy plaza off Church Avenue in Flatbush, Brooklyn, a neighborhood where every block seems to have its own African hair-braiding salon.

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Feature: What Black Ray Rice Apologists and Racists Have in Common

The following post originally appears on EBONY. It was written by Damon Young. By: Damon Young Today marks a month since Mike Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. Exactly what happened the day of the shooting remains unclear. What is not unclear, though, is the fact that Brown was unarmed […]

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Feature: Between the Peacekeepers and Protesters in Ferguson

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The following post is from Truthout. It was written by Raven Rakia. By: Raven Rakia From the very beginning, the movement in Ferguson, Missouri, has been youth-led and locally initiated. It was spurred after neighbors saw a young man dead in the streets for four hours after he had been gunned down by police officer Darren […]

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