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Self-Care Is Part of the Revolution

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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

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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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#BeingBlackAndMuslim

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By diamond 10:22 am February 25, 2015 By Ikhlas Saleem This past Thursday the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (Muslim ARC) relaunched the hashtag that started it all, #BeingBlackAndMuslim. What started from a couple of singular tweets, turned into an email thread, and now a 2nd year global campaign to address racism within Muslim communities and embrace […]

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Which Black Lives Matter to the Black Church?

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By diamond 1:32 pm February 24, 2015 By Olivia Smarr When I came home from college for winter break I noticed a flyer on my church’s Facebook page that said December 14th was designated as “Black Lives Matter” Sunday. It was a couple weeks after the Grand Jury decision to not indict the killer of […]

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Malcolm Taught Us: 7 Quotes From Malcolm X

What's The Point?

By diamond 11:04 am February 21, 2015 By L.G. Parker Most of us remember the first time we read The Autobiography of Malcolm X and tripped off his brutal honesty, how it woke something up in us. If not that, we remember in 2007 when KanYe claimed on Graduation that he was “I’m like the […]

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Black Beyond Borders

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By diamond 10:13 am February 20, 2015 By Rachel Hill The first time I went to China, I was stared at with no shame. People enjoying a bowl of soup would put down the bowl and simply gawk. There was even a time when an elderly woman came up to me and rubbed the brown […]

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In Support of Bobbi Kristina

Bobbi Kristina

By diamond 9:48 am February 20, 2015 By Candice Iloh I don’t know Bobbi Kristina. Most of us don’t really know Bobbi Kristina. But we, as fans and spectators of her mother and fathers careers, have watched her development for years from the sidelines. We have watched her grow in the shadows of Bobby Brown […]

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New PETA Ad: Morally Reprehensible, Racially Insensitive, and Remarkably Selfish

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By diamond 11:14 am February 19, 2015 By Arielle Newton PETA, the powerful and widely recognized animal rights group, wants us to know how terrible kennels are. So, they did so by equating kennels with the Ku Klux Klan. Yea…that Ku Klux Klan; the same domestic terrorist organization that, for centuries, raped, mutilated, and lynched Black people […]

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#YouTriedIt: Complicating Comparisons of Drag and Blackface

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By diamond 9:33 am February 18, 2015 By Jay Dodd A recent post from Mary Cheney (Fmr. Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter), she positioned the work of drag in comparison to that of blackface.Before we get any further, I think it is important to reiterate this comparison is sloppy and not needed. There are a variety […]

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