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Documentary explores homophobia in black community

A new documentary is exploring a very rampant but taboo topic in the black community. The New Black, directed by Yoruba Richen, tells the story of how the African-American community deals with gay rights in light of the same-sex marriage movement. 

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The affects of HIV/AIDS on the black community

In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we’ve compiled a list of facts regarding the illness and its impact on the black community. 

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Events

Chicago event seeks to ‘reclaim Afrikan heritage in America’

A Chicago-based organization is seeking the “reclaim Afrikan Heritage in America” with their upcoming event. The BRIJ (Bridging Relationships in Justice) Fund, along with The Inner City Studies Majors Club & The Black Mall, will hold their first bi-monthly mixer series on Saturday Feb. 22 from 10-4pm. 

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Gabourey Sidibe defends & offends LGBTQ community with use of ‘tranny’

During an appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show,” actress Gabourey Sidibe repeatedly used a transphobic slur. The “American Horror Story: Coven” star said the word “tranny” when discussing life in New Orleans on the show which aired on Jan. 23. 

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Rally in New York demands justice for slain trangender woman

On Thursday, trans women of color will lead a rally at NYPD headquarters to demand justice for Islan Nettles. Nettles was brutally beaten to death in August after her attacker found out that she was trans. Trans Women of Color Collective of Greater New York  will lead the rally in hopes of calling attention to Nettles’ […]

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Coming from where I’m from

After reading a recent New York Times article featuring a north Saint Louis neighborhood and the violence that it’s citizens live with daily, I realize that I see my neighborhood with different eyes. I am a born and raise resident of the same north Saint Louis neighborhood. Like most of my neighbors, I have witnessed […]

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Englewood residents demand that gas station gets proper sign

The Resident Association of Greater Englewood passed out fliers to customers frequenting K & D Fuel on 6700 S. Ashland. Why? Because of the station’s “disrespectful” signage.

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Community members hold funeral to “bury violence in Newark”

The murder rate in Newark, N.J., has risen dramatically. The city is considered one of the most dangerous in the country, despite Mayor Cory Booker’s oversight and crime reduction measures. While the violence appears to not be ceasing, community members and activists in the city are making a powerful statement: by holding a funeral to bury violence in the city.

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Who are the three largest mental health providers? Jails.

Cook County Jail in Illinois, Los Angeles County Corrections Facility and Rikers Island in New York are the three main providers from which most of the nation receives mental health treatment. USA Today analyzed the Community Mental Health Act, the last peace of legislation signed by President John F. Kennedy.

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