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‘I’m Okay’: the story of a Black, trans and HIV-positive woman

The following post was written by Octavia Y. Lewis. It originally appeared on The Root under the title, “I’m Black, I’m Trans, I’m HIV-Positive, and I’m OK.” By: Octavia Y. Lewis My Thing Is: The black community is often accused of being closed-minded, but my experience has been the opposite. Thanks to the overwhelming support of […]

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Why the Banjee Black Gurl’s Brunch is a safe space

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By: Terrence Chappell This past Sunday, June 8, I hosted a brunch at my apartment in Chicago’s Edgewater community. I absolutely love having friends over and entertaining. I grew up watching my mom entertain, so this brunch brought it full circle, of course with the help of a few of her hosting secrets and nick-knacks. However, this brunch […]

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News Flash

R. Kelly’s youngest child comes out as trangender

R. Kelly’s youngest child recently came out as transgender on social media. 13-year-old Jaya has identified as male since age 6 or 7. 

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Pharrell: ‘the new black doesn’t blame other races for our issues’

Singer, songwriter/producer Pharrell has had an amazing year. But tempers flared when the star released the cover for his new album, GIRL, and the flames have been reignited after comments about “The New Black” during an interview with Oprah made by the musician. 

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News Flash

Report: from one Census to the next, millions change racial/ethnic identity on form

According to data analyzed by the Pew Research Center, millions of citizens in America counted in the 2000 census changed their race or Hispanic-origin categories when they filled out the forms in 2010. Hispanics, Americans of mixed race, American Indians and Pacific Islanders were among the most likely to check difference boxes this time around. 

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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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News Flash

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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News Flash

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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