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Feature: The Reel Reason Why We Must Support Independent Films Like ‘Dear White People’

The following piece is from Black America Web. It was written by Christine. By: Christine After what feels like years of anticipation, ‘Dear White People’ is finally hitting theaters. The hilariously witty, informative piece is centered around 4 Black students who attend an Ivy League University. They are constantly having deal with the cultural differences between black […]

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Feature: Black Voters Have Always Been Loyal, It’s Time For Those Asking For Our Vote to Return the Favor

The following piece is from Houston Forward Times. It was written by Jeffrey L. Boney By: Jeffrey L. Boney It’s that time again! Election season is upon us and, in typical fashion, every political candidate is scurrying around seeking the support of registered voters who can elect or re-elect them to office. Yard signs have […]

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Feature: Racism and Unchecked Police Violence, An American Epidemic

The following piece is from Mint Press News. It was written by Frederick Reese. By: Frederick Reese In Ferguson, Missouri, the crisis that was ignited this summer by the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson continues to burn. Before a Cardinals-Dodgers game on Oct. 7 in St. Louis, […]

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Feature: National Coming Out Day, Mom Andrea is really Andrei

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The following post is from Chicago Pride. It was written by Terrence Chappell. By: Terrence Chappell National Coming Out Day (NCOD) started in 1988 to celebrate “coming out” and to raise awareness of the LGBT community and civil rights movement. It was the brainchild of psychologist Robert Eichberg, the founder of a personal growth workshop, and Jean […]

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Feature: The Zero-Tolerance Trap, How a policy meant to protect a school can ruin students’ lives

The following post if from Slate. It was written by Allie Gross. By: Allie Gross When Atiya Haynes’ grandfather gave her a pocketknife in July, she was hesitant to accept the gift. The 17-year-old didn’t want to think she needed a weapon for protection. But her grandfather said that was not a luxury the southwest […]

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Feature: Six Months Later Our Girls Haven’t Been Brought Back

The following piece is from For Harriet. It was written by Ogechi Emechebe By: Ogechi Emechebe Today marks six months since over 250 girls in Nigeria were kidnapped. On the night of April 14th, 2014, hundreds of schoolgirls in the Chibok boarding school in northern Nigeria awoke to the sounds of gunfire. Within minutes, they […]

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Feature: Why I’m Betting on You to Shape the New American Economy

The following piece was published on Medium. It was written by President Barack Obama. By: President Barack Obama History has dubbed you the “Millennials.” You’re part of the first generation to grow up in the digital age. Some of you grew up with cell phones tucked into your book bags, while others can remember the early […]

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Organizers in Ferguson prep for ‘Weekend of Resistance’

Residents in Ferguson, Missouri are preparing for a “Weekend of Resistance” set to take place in St. Louis over the weekend. The protests are a result of another 18-year-old black male who was killed by police in St. Louis’ Shaw neighborhood earlier this week. 

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Feature: The Worth of Black Men, From Slavery to Ferguson

The following piece is from the New York Times. It was written by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts. By: Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts The paper, stained in spots, has yellowed, its black ink faded to a dull brown, but the horizontal lines printed on the page are still a fine blue. Some scribe took great care preparing this page, first […]

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Feature: ‘When I close my eyes at night, I see people running from tear gas’

The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Johnetta Elzie. By: Johnetta Elzie Trauma is commonly defined as a deeply distressing or disturbing experience.  Recently, I came to understand what that really means.

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