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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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Tracking the Events in the Wake of Michael Brown’s Shooting

The following piece is from The New York Times. It was compiled by New York Times Staff. By: New York Times Staff Michael Brown Is Shot Michael Brown, 18, is shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. According to reports, Mr. Brown was walking down the middle of Canfield Drive with a […]

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Why Obama needs Loretta Lynch

The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Jason Johnson. By: Jason Johnson Mario Puzzo’s generation-spanning opus provides a great allegory for considering the selection of a US Attorney General.  In the Godfather films, the consigliere is the mob family lawyer-they handle the dirty business, the laws, the cops, the judges to keep the family clean, and […]

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Waiting for the Grand Jury’s Ruling: Tension Simmers After a Police Shooting

The following post is from The New York Times.  By: New York Times Staff A grand jury decision is expected soon on whether to indict the police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., last August, inciting days of sometimes violent protest and putting the St. Louis suburb at the center of […]

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Missing Black Women Are Usually Ignored Until They’re Proven Worthy

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The following piece is from The Root. It was written by Kali Gross. By: Kali Gross Your Take: With thousands of black women missing under suspicious circumstances, the recovery of a kidnapped Philadelphia is reason for celebration, but does it take a ‘good’ black victim to deserve such attention?

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I taught my black kids that their elite upbringing would protect them from discrimination. I was wrong.

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The following piece is from the Washington Post. It was written by Lawrence Otis Graham. By: Lawrence Otis Graham I knew the day would come, but I didn’t know how it would happen, where I would be, or how I would respond. It is the moment that every black parent fears: the day their child is […]

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Cari Champion, Artie Lange, and the price of being a black woman in public

The following post is from Feministing. It was written by Mychal Denzel Smith. By: Mychal Denzel Smith While the country was voting, or trying to convince people to vote, or wondering if Lil’ Jon would make it to Georgia in order to vote, or debating Lena Dunham, comedian Artie Lange was being a racist, sexist […]

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