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Jay Smooth Breaks Down the Problem With Having Harriet Tubman on the $20


By Diamond 12:49 pm May 14, 2015 Harriet Tubman won Women on 20s unofficial contest to become the next face of the $20 bill. Over at Fusion, Jay Smooth breaks down why putting Harriet on the $20 is a problem.

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Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman on the $20?

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By Diamond 1:13 pm April 9, 2015 The group Women on 20s has been advocating for a woman to be put onto the $20 bill. The four finalists are Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Eleanor Roosevelt and Wilma Mankiller. “We believe this simple, symbolic and long-overdue change could be an important stepping stone for other initiatives promoting […]

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Russell Simmons Apologizes; Pulls Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Somehow, somewhere, someone thought filming a skit about Harriet Tubman making a sex tape was a good idea. And apparently, so did Russell Simmons.

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Wild Thing

20-year old AJ Thomas reflects on black womanhood, and her commitment to the struggle: “I am no longer a slave to my fears, to others opinions and perceptions of me, to stereotypes, to any negativity. I am an advocate. I am a Black woman and I WILL make a difference. I declare that today I woke up as a wild thing – as a Black woman in all of her glory, with love for herself and love for her people.”

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For Your Consideration: Summer M.’s Movie Pitch

By Summer M. 9:11 am January 14, 2013 It’s awards season. And although I did not spend a tremendous amount of time in the movie theater, I learned a thing or two about what’s hot in Hollywood, which might be summed up in the following tweet from Erykah Badu: Judging from the trailers I sometimes […]

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