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Whose Side Are You On, Olivia?

Scandal

By diamond 2:48 pm March 6, 2015 Last night’s episode of Scandal tackled police brutality in a way only Scandal could. The episode in short: The dead teen, Brandon, supposedly had a knife. Officer Newton claims he was just following protocol. Olivia is hired to control the optics for the DC police. The Ferguson like shooting in […]

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Watch: What “Ferguson” Means to Black Men

ferguson

By diamond 12:37 pm March 6, 2015 This fascinating video from Cut, asked black boys and men aged 5-50, what the word “Ferguson” meant to them. Photo: Screenshot/Youtube

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To All White Folk Surprised That DOJ Found Racial Bias in Ferguson PD

ferguson

By diamond 11:38 am March 6, 2015 By Arielle Newton Wake up. If you’re white and are surprised that the Dept. of Justice found racism in the Ferguson Police Department, you’re part of the problem. For decades, the Black community has been telling you that the entire framework of law enforcement is embedded in racist and prejudicial […]

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Wiz Khalifa, Kanye West, Amber Rose and the Slut Shaming of Black Female Sexuality

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By diamond 12:31 pm March 5, 2015 By Arielle Newton On a track with Juicy J called “For Everybody,” Wiz Khalifa, the estranged husband of businesswoman Amber Rose, rapped about how he “fell in love with a stripper” but “fell out of love quicker.” He opines that hoes don’t “pay attention to love anyway,” because they’re “only concerned with what the haters say” and need […]

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Video: Are These Schools Or Prisons?

NYCLU

By diamond 11:24 am March 4, 2015 From NYCLU: Metal detectors, police officers, handcuffs: is this an episode of Orange is the New Black, or an average day at a New York City public high school? Every year, New York students are pushed out of classrooms and into the criminal justice system via the School […]

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Black Fashion Through the Ages

black fashion

By diamond 1:56 pm March 3, 2015 From Afropunk: In dedication to “Black History Month” (and every other month) we wanted to showcase different fashion styles through the ages. Watch Meron B. & B. Hawk send you on a Fashion, Hair & Makeup Time warp starting from the mid 1950s and ending to their current […]

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16 Black Girls From the Future You Should Know

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By diamond 12:03 pm March 3, 2015 By Candice Iloh You don’t have to search far to find Black women who are out in the world doing incredible work. In all fields and industries Black women create, build, and thrive in professions and crafts across the board. Markedly, many of us can easily close our […]

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Self-Care Is Part of the Revolution

self-care

By diamond 12:49 pm February 26, 2015 By Marion Andrew Humphrey, Jr. The term ‘self care’ has played an integral role in my work in progressive organizing spaces.  I’ve trained multiple times on the practice of it.   Self care can be described as the process where activists remove themselves from their work to heal and […]

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Watch: #ThisIsLuv Town Hall

this is luv

By diamond 11:18 am February 26, 2015 Former NFL player Wade Davis and writer Darnell L. Moore have partnered with National Black Justice Coalition, GLAAD, HRC Foundation, Politini Media, Feministing.com, and Ebony to launch #ThisIsLuv. ‘This Is Luv’ is a multi-media campaign to highlight LGTBQ acceptance in the Black community. Watch the important conversation from the #ThisIsLuv town […]

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21st Anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque Massacre: Hebron

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By diamond 4:43 pm February 25, 2015 By Charlene A. Carruthers Today marks the 21st anniversary of the Ibrahimi Mosque massacre by American-born Jewish settler Baruch Goldstein in Hebron. Since then, the level of Israeli occupation and domination throughout one of the world’s oldest cities continues to rise. I cannot tell you the entire story of what is […]

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