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On Wayne Brady, Mental Illness, and the African American Community

The following piece is from For Harriet. It was written by Tracy Hicks. By: Tracy Hicks Several weeks ago, the world learned that entertainer and game show host Wayne Brady suffers from clinical depression and had a serious “breakdown” this past summer. As a self-proclaimed social media maven, I read through various comments of support […]

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‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Has a Lot of ‘Gay’ Male Sex, and That’s a Good Thing

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The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Michael Arceneaux. By: Michael Arceneaux The prime-time drama has stunned audiences with its masterly storytelling, complex characters and, yes, loads of gay male sex scenes. And that’s a good thing.

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Why so few white kids land in CPS — and why it matters

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The following piece is from WBEZ. It was written by Natalie Moore. By: Natalie Moore Whites represent only 9 percent of the district’s student body, making school segregation worse.

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The last faces of American slavery: Stunning pictures of men and women who were born into slavery

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The following piece is from Daily Mail. It was written by Beth Stebner. By: Beth Stebner In the 1920s and 1930s, an interest in slave narratives was rekindled, and as part of the Federal Writers’ Project of the Work Progress Administration, more than 2,000 first-person accounts of slavery were collected, as well as 500 black […]

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Loyola University Chicago student Chan Wilson missing

A Chicago college student has been missing since Friday Nov. 7. Chan Wilson attends Loyola University, and was reported missing by his father.

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WCG Walks Out on US Gov’t Representatives at the UN

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The following piece is from We Charge Genocide. It was written by Sarah Ji. By: Sarah Ji [Tuesday] night, the We Charge Genocide team walked out on the 23 U.S. government representatives during their time to respond to the concerns we raised. Asha presented our 2-minute statement, which included a critique that there is no […]

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Black Girls Only

The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Tiq Milan. By: Tiq Milan My father once told me that the worst thing to happen to Black people is that we were convinced that Black men and women hated each other. This intentional complex task caused a great schism in the Black community and was […]

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Dr. Huxtable no more, Bill Cosby lost persona after 13 rape accusations

The following piece is from The Grio. It was written by Luvvie Ajayi. By: Luvvie Ajayi athcliff Huxtable was America’s dad as the 1980s came to a halt and the 1990s rolled in. Who didn’t love the Coogi sweater-wearingdoctor who was the perfect family man? I haven’t found that person yet, and it’s because Bill Cosby played him with the […]

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Confidence Men and ‘Prison Reform’

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The following piece is from Truth Out. It was written by Kay Whitlock. By: Kay Whitlock Smoke and Mirrors is a new series that dives into the details of “bipartisan prison reform” to reveal the right-wing, neoliberal carceral sleight of hand that’s really at work. It asks hard questions about the content and consequences of various […]

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Everything wrong with the video of man ‘delivered from being gay’

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The following piece is from The Grio. It was written by Demetria Irwin. By: Demetria Irwin The “I don’t like mens no more” video has gone viral.  The almost seven-minute long clip purports to show a young man being “delivered” from homosexuality during the COGIC 107th Holy Convocation. There are so many things wrong with this video, […]

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