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Candice Glover Wins American Idol

23 year-old soul powerhouse Candice Glover was crowned the winner of American Idol last night. Glover is the first woman – and the first black woman – to win since Jordin Sparks in 2007. From NewsOne: The booming 23-year-old R&B vocalist from St. Helena Island, S.C., won the Fox singing competition after auditioning a trio […]

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REPORT: Black Women Hit HARDEST By Gender Wage Gap

On average, women make only 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. The disparity is much worse for women of color. Black women make only 70 cents for every dollar paid to men, and just 64 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

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REPORT: Black Gay Youth Face Unique Challenges Coming Out To Families

Black gay youth face a unique set of challenges in coming out to family and friends, according to a recent study. How can we do a better job of affirming and supporting black gay youth?

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The 19 Major House Committee Chairs for the Next Congress Are ALL White Men

Yesterday John Boehner announced the 19 House Committee Chairs for the next Congress.All of them are white men. Will the GOP ever take seriously their inability to connect with women and minorities?

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Rhythm, Blue, Social Disorder

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3cFVlKO8gA&feature=fvst The conscious humyn evaluates and integrates various influences of  style regardless of race, gender or and social divisions. If “male” has a significance, you could receive the conscious male and his personality as influenced by Sade or Nina Simone. He, or better the humyn, could express a masculinity/femininity that is too distinct for either/or. […]

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Marissa Alexander DENIED New Trial; Still Faces 20 Years in Prison for ‘Standing Her Ground’

According to Loop 21, abused wife and mother Marissa Alexander has been denied a new trial, and thus still faces 20 years in prison. Alexander stood her ground against an abusive husband. But unlike George Zimmerman, the “Stand Your Ground” law didn’t protect her.

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Marissa Alexander Faces 20 Years in Prison; Why Did ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Fail Her?

The “Stand Your Ground” law was used to justify the decision of Sanford Police to let George Zimmerman free without charge.But why didn’t it protect Marissa Alexander, a wife and mother of three who stood her ground against an abusive husband, and now faces 20 years in prison?

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Style Wars: Not Graffiti But Hipster Takeover

Style, or the way we construct our dress, seems capable to achieve political goals—equal to the power of protests. Speaking from experience, I did not know that my clothes upset the authority figures. Since my professor claimed that I was funny-looking last night, I’ve found a complement in my teacher’s words. Where he was speaking […]

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Women’s Her-story Moment: Why Do Black Women Swoon over President Barack Obama? Desperation?

Now that it is Women’s Her-story month I thought I would stoke the fires with a blog about something many black women would have a problem with, but something I need to write and have been thinking about for some time . . . our love for President Barack Obama. Perhaps, not love, but our […]

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“There’s a stirring in My Soul”: Conservatives have an Anti-Woman Agenda up their Sleeve

Like most children, I told lies when I was a little black girl. I told big lies. I told small lies. I told white lies. I told lies. And, even had the audacity to argue with my “all seeing all knowing” do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do black grandmother about the usage of lie over her usage of “telling a story.” What does telling […]

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