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#BlackGirlsMatter Report: Black Girls Face Much Harsher School Discipline Than Their White Peers

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By diamond 2:42 pm February 4, 2015 Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected, a new report from the African-American Policy Forum and Columbia University on the state of black girls was released today. The findings are dire.

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Watch: Marshawn Lynch and the Theater of Disobedience

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By diamond 1:10 pm February 4, 2015 Jay Smooth is back at it spitting the truth and nothing but the truth with his latest video on Marshawn Lynch.

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Ya Tú Sabes: Being Boricua and Morena

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By diamond 11:13 am February 4, 2015 By Rana Zoe Mungin The key, ultimately, is to blend. Granma speaks Spanish, but she’s dark enough that no one asks, just assumes, really, that she’s the same: black, Afro American, whatever you’re willing to say. Her people are from PR, but she was born on St. Croix, […]

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We Have a New Look!

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By diamond 10:25 am February 4, 2015 You might have noticed a few changes. We’ve launched our new design. We are moving away from a blog set up to a more magazine look. The redesign isn’t the only change. We are moving in a different direction with our content as well. Expect politics, pop culture […]

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For Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina

By diamond 4:00 pm February 3, 2015 Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, has been under a medically induced coma since being found unconscious in her bathtub. Writer Stacia Brown writes a moving essay hoping for Bobbi’s recovery.

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What Marshawn Lynch and Richard Sherman Teach Us About Respectability & Black Masculinity

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By diamond 1:14 pm February 3, 2015 “Black masculinity and respectability are not synonymous, nor do we need/want them to be,” writes the Crunk Feminist Collective

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Reproductive Justice Matters

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By diamond 12:01 pm February 3, 2015 Monica Raye Simpson, Executive Director of SisterSong, the National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, explains why reproductive justice is a black issue.

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Missy in action: why pop needs Missy Elliott to get her freak on again

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By diamond 10:11 am February 3, 2015 Writer Brittany Julious believes that the return of Missy Elliot is exactly what pop needs.

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Baltimore School Police Officer Left 13-Year-Old Girl Bloodied

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By diamond 5:21 pm February 2, 2015

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Parents: Howard University Middle School Teachers Fired For Teaching Black History

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By diamond 4:19 pm February 2, 2015 Parents and students at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science (MS)², a charter school located on the campus of the historic HBCU, say that the principal fired teachers for teaching black history. Today middle school students held a protest to demand changes to the curriculum. 

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