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Jessica Williams Sums up the Absurdity of McKinney


By Diamond 10:57 am June 10, 2015 Donning full body armor under a bikini (a ‘McKini’), Williams makes a point about the absurdity of what happened in McKinney. Williams goes on to say, “It’s progress, because a cop pulled a gun on a group of Black kids and nobody is dead.” Photo: Screenshot/Youtube

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This Girl’s Prom Dressed Killed the Game


By Diamond 2:04 pm June 9, 2015 Meet Kyemah McEntyre, a senior at Cecily Tyson School of Performing Arts. The Orange, New Jersey resident designed and created this regal dress for prom. “This is for always being labeled as, “ugly” or “angry”. Thank God, stereotypes are just opinions,” McEntyre tweeted. Yep.

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Nigeria Outlaws Female Genital Mutilation

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By Diamond 1:12 pm June 3, 2015 Nigeria’s outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan, signed an anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) bill into law last week. According to UNICEF, 25% of Nigerian women between the ages of 15–49 have been subjected to FGM.  The Violence Against Persons Prohibition Act will protect against FGM as well as other discriminatory practices […]

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Laverne Cox Has the Best Response to Caitlyn Jenner’s Photo Shoot


By Diamond 11:37 am June 3, 2015 Laverne Cox took to her personal blog to express her thoughts on the responses to Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair photo shoot. “On May 29, 2014, the issue of timemagazine magazine which proclaimed the “Transgender Tipping Point” was revealed with me on the cover. June 1, 2015 a year […]

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Black People Killed by Police Twice as Likely to Be Unarmed as White People


By Diamond 12:11 pm June 2, 2015 An investigation by The Guardian has found that Black and Latino people killed by police are more than twice as likely to be unarmed than white people. From The Guardian: Black Americans are more than twice as likely to be unarmed when killed during encounters with police as white […]

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Marilyn Mosby Launches New Program That Gives Young Offenders a Second Chance

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By Diamond 10:58 am June 2, 2015 Last week, Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced the launch of her new program  Aim to B’More. The program gives  people convicted of nonviolent crimes a second chance. The first class of Aim to B’More included 30 non-violent drug offenders. The program requires participants to complete three years […]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Please Make Feminism a Big, Raucous, Inclusive Party

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By Diamond 2:15 pm June 1, 2015 Writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie addressed the Wellesley College class of 2015 last Friday. Adichie urged the graduates to be inclusive. “Recently a feminist organization kindly nominated me for an important prize in a country that will remain unnamed. I was very pleased. I’ve been fortunate to have received […]

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William Chapman: 18, Unarmed & Killed by an Officer Previously Suspended for Shooting Another Unarmed Man


By Diamond 11:15 am June 1, 2015 Eighteen year-old William Chapman was killed by Stephen Rankin, a Portsmouth, Va. police officer, on April 22nd. Chapman’s killing has been highlighted by the Guardian’s series, “The Counted“. William Chapman was shot and killed after an encounter in a Walmart parking lot. Accused of shoplifting, Chapman was approached […]

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Michael B. Jordan Goes in on Racist Trolls

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By Diamond 11:51 pm May 27, 2015 Michael B. Jordan has a few words for the racist trolls upset that he will be portraying Johnny Storm in the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film. From Entertainment Weekly: You’re not supposed to go on the Internet when you’re cast as a superhero. But after taking on Johnny Storm in Fantastic […]

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Azealia Banks to Star in RZA’s ‘Coco’


By Diamond 11:43 pm May 27, 2015 Azealia Banks is set to play the tile character in the RZA directed film, “Coco”. Banks’ character is described as ”an aspiring twenty-something rapper who wants a career in hip hop, but is torn by her parents’ dreams that she finish college. She gives in. While in the classroom, […]

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