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#Stopblackgirls2013: the latest offensive hashtag demeaning black women

The internet has erupted with a new hashtag “dedicated” the black girls and women. The problem is that it is incredibly racist and offensive to some. #StopBlackGirls2013 polluted Twitter this week with various photos of Black women compared to anything from gorillas to farm animals.

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Ursula Burns, Rosalind Brewer, Shonda Rhimes listed among ‘Most Powerful Women in Business’

Fortune’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in business” has been released. As we may expect, there aren’t a lot of women of color on the list, but three were mentioned. CEO & President of Xerox Ursula Burns, Sam’s Club CEO & President Rosalind Brewer and Creator and Executive Producer Shonda Rhimes made the list.

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Video: RYSE Center students dedicate video to Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant and other slain youth

A group of young artists from Richmond, Ca. are speaking out about the impact that the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Israel Hernandez and others whose lives were tragically cut short. Tired of being ignored, silenced, judged and criminalized, they voiced their thoughts on how they are viewed.

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SNL’s Kenan Thompson blame black women for lack of cast diversity

Saturday Night Live, the longest running network show in the country, recently announced new members of its cast. Shockingly, (not really), there are no black women cast members. This marks the sixth year since a black woman has been on the show.

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Teen who grew up homeless thrives at Ivy League school

Eboni Boykin spent her life living in homeless shelters. Sometimes she even slept in cars with her mother and younger siblings. Despite bouncing around several schools in Mississippi and Missouri, Boykin now calls Columbia University her home.

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Young activists speak out against racial injustice in America with new project

The George Zimmerman verdict shook the black population, striking a massive blow to our hope. It also sparked activism in our communities in protest of the ruling. Ciara Allen and Anique Hameed are the masterminds behind “The Mountaintop,” a project that seeks to empower young black men and women to speak out.

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Report: Rates of breast cancer, fatality rise among black women

White women have held the highest rates of breast cancer in the U.S., but rates are rising among black women. According to a report released by the American Cancer Society, from 2006 through 2010, breast cancer rates increased 0.2 percent among black women.

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Clip of the Day

Adorable 2-year-old dances to Beyonce with mom

Tianne King has a star in the making on her hands.
Her o so adorable 2-year-old daughter has been wowing YouTube since King put up a video of her dancing to Beyonce’s “End of Time.”
Check out the little dancer.

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Lifetime Set to Release Gabby Douglas Biopic

Gabby Douglas has accomplished a lot in her short, yet very exciting life. The Olympic gold medalist has two books out based on her life, and soon she’ll have a film under her belt.

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List of ’25 Smartest Women on Twitter’ Excludes Blacks, Tweeters Respond

The latest “accidental” form of discrimination to hit social media is Fast Company’s list of “25 Of The Smartest Women On Twitter.” Out of all of the wonderfully creative women of color on the social media site, not one was selected for the list.

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