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Report: 100% of Black Women Interviewed in STEM Study Experienced Gender and Racial Bias

By diamond 5:40 pm January 26, 2015 Black women in the study recalled being regularly mistaken for janitors and were constantly worried about the “angry black female” stereotype.

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Video:100 years of black hairstyles in less than 60 seconds

By diamond 5:42 pm January 16, 2015 This video shows the range of hairstyles worn by black women over the last century. We need to bring some of this styles back. H/T: Buzzfeed

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Black Woman Shot Dead By Police: Where Is National Outcry?

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By diamond 12:43 pm January 15, 2015 There has been no national outcry against the death of Aura Rosser at the hands of the Ann Arbor, Mich. Police Department. Writer Terrell Jermaine Starr wonders if black men’s lives matter more than black women’s.

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Video: ‘Light Girls’ film to explore colorism in Black community

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:30 pm December 31, 2014 Making its world-premiere as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s (OWN) month-long celebration honoring civil rights legends will be “Light Girls,” Bill Duke’s documentary. The film, which is a follow-up to Duke’s “Dark Girls,” the critically-acclaimed film that focused on the narratives of dark-skinned women, will tell […]

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Viola Davis describes as being ‘less than classically beautiful,’ black women defend star

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:49 pm September 26, 2014   A highly criticized New York Times article published last week really offended a few black women. In her op-ed, Alessandra Stanley described actress Viola Davis — star of Shonda Rhimes’ new ABC show “How To Get Away With Murder”– as “less than classically beautiful.” Viola Davis had a few […]

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The Darkest Rose: Colorism Shows No Beauty

By Rae Kae @nanking_ 1:20 pm September 18, 2014 Sometimes I look at my little sister and wish I had the power to filter out all what’s wrong with the world. She is a dark skinned, young lady with a shy smile and short curls. She just entered her teenage years and will learn the […]

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Study: despite being political powerhouses, black women remain absent from politics

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:40 am September 2, 2014 Despite being one of the most active political constituencies in the nation, black women are severely underrepresented in federal, state and local government. That’s the conclusion of a study released by The Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics, in […]

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People magazine sued for racism

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:52 am August 26, 2014 A former black editor for People Magazine is suing the company for racism. Tatasha Robertson was reportedly the only black editor at the magazine. She says she was terminated from her job because of the color of her skin. 

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Military to ease up on hairstyle policy after complaints of discrimination from black recruits

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:09 am August 15, 2014 The United States military is easing up on its hairstyle requirements to allow more styles that are popular with black women. The changes come in response to criticism from black service members and lawmakers that black recruits had been treated unfairly by the new restrictions. 

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Georgia makes history: has largest number of black women on single ballot

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:49 am July 31, 2014 In November, Georgia will make history. For the first time in the state and the nation, five black women will be on a statewide ballot. 

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