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You Are Your Hair

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I have been reading several articles recently about black and mixed heritage women being discriminated against because of their hair.  Aside from the military’s new hair regulations, which are absurd, many of the stories are coming from school aged children being harassed in school for their natural hair.  And it had me thinking about my […]

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How to Succeed in Hip-Hop Without Selling Your Soul

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Jasiri X performing at Mr. Smalls Theater in Pittsburgh, PA (Photo by Da Button Pusha)  I can’t front, I’ve had an incredible year so far. From traveling to Palestine, to relaunching the 1Hood Media Academy, we even went on vacation for the first time in 8 years! These past few weeks have been just as […]

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Triumph at the Boston Marathon

This year’s Boston Marathon boasted nearly 36,000 participants, which is 9,000 more than the number of people who usually participate in the race. The bombing at last year’s marathon that left three people dead and more than 260 people wounded and temporarily crippled the city seemed to inspire many at this year’s race.

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I Ain’t No Hollaback Girl

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  Sometimes I hear ridiculous questions. Like “Why are there still feminists? Women are equal now.” These are the same people that live in a magical world where racism is dead so I usually will take a very deep breath and begin my customary explanation about the realities that women and men still face. Racism, […]

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Changing our Attitudes on the Pigs in Blue

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So I was scrolling through my Facebook feed recently when this link pops up about gang members across the country coloring the tips of their real guns with orange to make the gun look like a toy gun in an effort to make police officers pause before shooting someone. My first thought was, “Any cop, […]

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Featured Post: ‘My Daughter’s Hair Is Not A Problem to Solve’

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This post originally appeared in EBONY. It was written by Asha French, a writer and mother living in Atlanta. By: Asha French These days, all the kinks are curly, all the chicks are mixed, but some of us just have hair. So I’m not going to harp on the fact that strangers often look at my daughter […]

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The Suicide of Brown Girls/A Poem for Karyn Washington

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The death of ForBrownGirls.com founder, Karyn Washington, has been on my spirit since I found out about her suicide.  Mental dis-ease is a taboo subject in many communities.  However, given the historical and present day oppression and trauma experienced in the African American community, we must begin to take steps to deconstruct the stereotypes of […]

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MY RACE DOES MATTER – People of color continue to be unseen in Biblical Stories

Matters of race will forever be an interesting topic to me. I will love and be frustrated by racial matters as it educates me and helps further shape my perception of others and the representations of myself. I was reluctant to see the movie “Noah” a biblical remake of the popular story about the famous […]

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Here’s my issue with the ‘Butt Selfie Queen’

If you haven’t heard, there’s this physically fit Jewish woman who takes lots of pictures of her butt. Jen Selter, 20, who is a fitness coach-turned Vanity Fair model, became famous for her “butt selfies,” and has now been hailed the “The Butt Selfie Queen.” Yes it’s a real thing. Like many people these days, […]

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Late Night? More Like Late White

White supremacy has no chill. Last week, CBS announced that it had tapped Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman, who will be retiring from his post at The Late Show in 2015. In what looks to be a delivery of the proverbial bozack to Suey Park and her defenders, Colbert has become the latest inductee into […]

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