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Facebook adds new gender options for users

For as long as the site has existed, users have only had two options when describing their gender on Facebook. Now, the site has added additional options for those who do not identify as male of female. 

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After 19 months, Cece McDonald freed from men’s prison

Chrishaun “CeCe” McDonald’s whole life changed in June 2011 when he got into a bar fight in Minneapolis. The incident resulted in the death of Dean Schmitz, 47, and McDonald sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison. Now she is free after serving 19 months in a Minnesota detention facility. 

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TMZ’s Suge Knight-Inspired Poll: African American or “N-Word”De?

Yesterday, celebrity gossip site, TMZ made its own news when it posted a poll asking: African-American or N-word? The poll was inspired by a brief interaction with Death Row Records co-founder Suge Knight. In the NSFW (without headphones) clip, Knight talks about the term African-American being a bit of a misnomer and considers the context […]

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Is Sharing Really Caring?

Exploitation is at its finest nowadays. We often don’t think twice about the videos and images we share and comment on once they’re posted. We get our laughs, get our views, likes, or follows and afterwards carry on as if nothing questionable happened. But what if it’s YOUR  image? Your picture might be floating around on the internet, […]

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Coming out as biracial: One woman’s story

If we were to judge Stephanie Georgopulos based on her appearance, we’d think she was white. And we would be half correct. Just a few months ago, the Gawker contributor “came out” as biracial. She was having dinner with a co-worker. “I’m a Capricorn,” she’d said. ‘Yeah…my mom’s black,’ I responded,” writes Stephanie.

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Here we go again: Another professional woman told that her natural hairstyle isn’t acceptable

For more than 10 years, Ashley Davis has been growing her locks. Her entire family has the style and it’s very much a part of her identity. Unfortunately the finance company that she works for doesn’t seem to care for them.

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Identity Crisis

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Between Reality TV, Media Pressure and Social Status, we now live in a world where people feel the need to live in someone else’s shoes. We have leaders walking around as followers and followers perpetrating as leaders. This comes from a lack of personal and cultural Identity. This is a battle that a lot of […]

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VIDEO: Celebrities Discuss Growing Up Black and Latino

Check out this fascinating video about growing up Black and Latino. Among the topics discussed are stereotypes and prejudices, bilingualism, straddling two cultural identities, and discrimination in Hollywood (and society at large). It’s a very interesting and vital conversation. Check it out at BlackYouthProject.com!

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What It Means to be in ASAP’S Country

The stories of living in America, as told by Black folks, often expresses discontent with its living conditions, but we love America just as much as we feel that it does us wrong. Hip-Hop keeps alive this Black narrative of cultural-nationalism or locale-nationalism, of love for and pride in American land ties. Every Hip-Hop artist, […]

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New Documentary: Black Girl In Suburbia

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Check out the trailer for a provocative new documentary – BLACK GIRL IN SUBURBIA – at BlackYouthProject.com! Black Girl in Suburbia explores the difficulties faced by young Black women living predominantly white neighborhoods. Read more after the jump…

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