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The Science Fiction of Freddie Gray

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By diamond 10:17 am April 28, 2015 By Dominique Hazzard Imagine, for a second, that Maryland governor Larry Hogan called for a state of emergency  when Freddie Gray’s spine was broken and his voice box was smashed he arrested for no reason. Imagine that such violence toward a black life was so out of the […]

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This Zine Wants You To Know That Black Women Matter

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By diamond 1:38 pm April 27, 2015 Black Women Matter, a zine created by Austin, Texas based artists, was created to make sure that no one forgets the black women killed by police. Published four months ago, the zine highlights the black women and girls that have been the victims of police brutality. The zine […]

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Akilah Hughes Explains Intersectional Feminism With the Help of Pizza

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By diamond 1:28 pm April 23, 2015 Having trouble explaining intersectionality? Comedian Akilah Hughes has come to your rescue with this short and digestible video. Photo: Youtube/Screenshot

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Watch: Rihanna’s ‘American Oxygen’

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By diamond 2:46 pm April 16, 2015 The video for Rihanna’s  ”American Oxygen” features a montage of political footage ranging from the Civil Rights movement to the Ferguson protests. Photo: Rihanna/Youtube Screenshot

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Amandla Stenberg: Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows

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By diamond 1:28 pm April 16, 2015 Amandla Stenberg, the 16 year-old actress that played Rue in the “Hunger Games”, broke down the appropriation of black culture in her short film project, ‘Don’t Cash Crop On My Cornrows’. Originally posted on her Tumblr a few months ago, Stenberg asks an important question in her film: ”What would […]

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‘First Gen’: Growing Up “Other” in America

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By diamond 12:09 pm April 16, 2015 By the looks of its official trailer, “First Gen” has the chops to make it from a pilot to a major network . Created by Yvonne Orji, the show is based on her real life experiences. Orji completed undergraduate and graduate school with the intention to continue to medical […]

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Victims of Chicago Gun Violence Are “Unforgotten”

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By diamond 2:22 pm April 15, 2015   A pop-up exhibit currently in downtown Chicago called “The Unforgotten,” is a project of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence. The exhibit highlights victims of gun violence in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Artists carefully studied images and videos of victims in order to create lifelike statues of […]

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Janelle Monáe’s Perfect Twitter Clapback

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By diamond 11:53 am April 14, 2015 @mellow_saa sit down. I’m not for male consumption. — Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) April 13, 2015 Queen Carefree Black Girl Janelle Monáe shut down this Twitter user and his unsolicited misogynist two-cents very quickly yesterday. It’s safe to say, don’t come for Janelle unless she sends for you and […]

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Get Off Him Miss Ann; or Why Madonna Needs a Seat

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By diamond 10:07 am April 14, 2015 By Jay Dodd We shouldn’t be laughing at Drake right now. Like for real. Say what you want about the memes, and lists, and tweets reacting to Madonna’s latest shock attempt, but it’s not funny yet. Madonna can’t perform that type of “domination” in such a public forum […]

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Janelle Monáe’s ‘Yoga’ Video Is Perfect

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By diamond 12:56 pm April 13, 2015 Janelle Monáe’s new video is perfect for #CareFreeBlackGirl summer 2015. There’s not much more to say than that.

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