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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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Solange’s Bridal Afro Upsets Beauty Standards

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The following piece is from the Huffington Post. It was written by Kadia Blagrove. By: Kadia Blagrove Solange Knowles wedded her long time love Alan Ferguson over the weekend. Of course, this cool chick didn’t give us traditional blushing bride. The 28-year-old singer went for a modern and chic white gown with a cape. Her […]

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The Worthless Black Woman

The following piece is from Dre’ Xolani.  It was written by the author who bares the same name as the website. By: Dre’ Xolani Earlier today I received a text message from a friend requesting that I read an article he posted on Facebook and to give him my “view” on it once I read it. […]

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Misuse of a Grand Jury

The following piece is from Huffington Post. It was written by Rev. Al Sharpton. By: Rev. Al Sharpton It has been over three months since the horrific death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. It has been over three months since Brown’s parents and loved ones began awaiting a semblance of justice and […]

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[FERGUSON FORWARD] 101 Days Without Justice for Mike Brown

The following piece is from EBONY. It was written by Taurean Russell. By: Taurean Russell Like most young people these days, checking Twitter is one of the first things I do when I wake up in the morning. In the past few days, my timeline has been filled with tweets about Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s ironic […]

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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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