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Middle-School Students Nail This Discussion on Race

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By Diamond 11:41 am July 13, 2015 Watch middle-school students discuss race and privilege in this video for WNYC’s ‘Being 12‘ series. Photo: Screenshot/Youtube

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Reconsidering Reproduction

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By Diamond 9:59 am July 13, 2015 By Victoria Massie Last Thanksgiving, I sat at the dinner table with my siblings and cousins realizing there was no kiddy table, and if there was going to be one, I’d have to have the kids. In February, my father articulated to me for the first time that […]

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Amandla is Right. Kylie (and the Kardashians) are Problematic.

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By Jenn M. Jackson 9:29 am July 13, 2015 The Kardashian-Jenners are no strangers when it comes to public drama. Usually, it’s the older half sisters of Kylie Jenner who are caught in public confrontation. However, a recent spat between Kylie Jenner (best known for being someone else’s half sister)  and Amandla Stenberg (beloved Black […]

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Watch This Poet’s Powerful Open Letter to Her Depression

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By Diamond 11:38 am July 10, 2015 In May, BuzzfeedYellow  released this video of Tonya Ingram’s poem, “An Open Letter to My Depression”. As July is Minority Mental Health Month, this is an important time to reshare this video.

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What if We Loved Black Women Like We Love Black Male Rapists?

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By Jenn M. Jackson 10:04 am July 9, 2015 This article was originally posted at Water Cooler Convos. When I was seventeen, I was groomed and preyed upon by a high school basketball coach. He told me to stop wearing panties if I wanted to get a ‘real man.’ He invited me to drink, smoke […]

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Let Jaden Smith Live

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By Jenn M. Jackson 10:13 am July 8, 2015 My one-year-old son loves to wear his sister’s red, polka dot Christmas dress. For a few weeks, he would sneak into her bedroom, pull it off of the hanger, and drag it around the house until someone with more dexterity would put it on his body. […]

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Young, Black and Mentally Ill: ‘No Shame Day’ Reduces Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness

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By Jenn M. Jackson 11:00 am July 7, 2015 Many people of color living with mental illness face stigma in public spaces. Because of a lack of general education around issues of mental health in the community at-large, many of these individuals are forced into the background and erased from the public psyche. However, Nigerian […]

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Racism in the Dominican Republic Rekindles Calls for Boycott

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By Jenn M. Jackson 10:04 am July 6, 2015 The Dominican government has long-standing issues with activists and human rights organizations regarding their treatment of Haitian-descendant residents in the country. Now, they have engaged in a deliberate “ethnic cleansing” of Black Dominicans of Haitian descent by legalizing the mass deportations and the terror-like hunting of […]

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Here’s a #BBHMMSyllabus Just in Time for the Weekend

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By Diamond 11:28 am July 3, 2015 By Jayy Dodd For your own sake I hope you’ve seen Rihanna’s short film for her song “B—- Betta Have My Money”, if you haven’t watch it here (warning: make sure yo Momma ain’t over your shoulder). Now that you have died and been resurrected it is important […]

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Watch Bree Newsome’s Short Film ‘Wake’

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By Jenn M. Jackson 8:26 am July 3, 2015 Bree Newsome garnered national attention when she climbed a 30-foot flagpole at the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina last week and removed the Confederate Flag. But, the activist, singer, and filmmaker is not new to discussing and addressing issues of race and racism in the United States. […]

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