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Guest Post: “An Open Letter to Nelly”

Dear Nelly, At the urging of others, I am taking a hesitant trip down memory lane. I was a 19 year old junior and president of the feminist group at Spelman College when you decided to hold a bone marrow registration drive on our campus on behalf of your sister, who needed a transplant. Your […]

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History Made: Two college students become first African American women to win 1st, 2nd place in debate history

Warning: EXCELLENT news ahead. Nadia Lewis and Jamila Ahmed made history when they became the first African-American women to win both first and second place in the Henry Clay Invitational Debates.

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Marissa Alexander bail hearing set for today

A bail hearing set for a woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot over her abusing husband’s head will take place today. Marissa Alexander’s much publicized case was brought to the forefront in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

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Why the black man will never tell you he wants commitment

The long-held belief that black women are starved creatures who continue to be overlooked when it comes to love is sickening. It doesn’t matter if they are successful or average, pretty or standard, the idea that women are just sitting around waiting to be selected by a man who has his pick of the litter […]

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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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