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#RedefiningHERstory: Domestic Violence Activist Sil Lai Abrams Kicks Off National College Tour

Just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sil Lai Abrams (pictured above), renowned domestic violence activist and founder and CEO of Truth In Reality, Inc., has launched RedefiningHERstory, a “national campus social action program” conceptualized to “reshape the existing violent and hyper-sexualized stereotypes of women of color in the media while simultaneously reducing the cultural acceptance of gender-based violence in the […]

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Here’s how the DEA turned a 14-year old into a kingpin

It’s been concluded that the War on Drugs has been a farce.  The government initiative only served to swell prison populations beyond the realm of affordability, and to create a large number of social problems resulting from the mass incarceration of millions of people over a 40 year period.  African Americans have been hit the […]

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For Black Students the School to Prison Pipeline Is in Higher Gear Than Ever

The focus has been intense on the wildly disproportionate number of black students who are suspended or expelled from America’s public schools. But what has flown quietly under the radar is the even more wildly disproportionate number of black students who are arrested on high school and even elementary school campuses for alleged behavior that […]

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Michael Brown leaks are frustrating AG Eric Holder

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is working to conduct an independent investigation into the shooting death of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.  But that investigation is being interrupted extensively by serious leaks in the case. Despite the challenges, Holder says that he is optimistic that the investigation will be […]

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Responses to ‘Black Men Don’t Like Black Women’

I wrote a blog post, a personal reflection, if you will. I am a journalist, so by nature I am curious, always wanting to know other people’s stories and always wanting to tell a story. This time I chose to share an opinion based on life through my eyes, conversations with friends both male and […]

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Beyond 42: Jackie Robinson and the Quest for Racial Justice

When the Kansas City Royals and San Francisco Giants take the field Friday night for Game 3 of the World Series, it is unlikely that viewers will be thinking of Jackie Robinson or Ferguson, Missouri. Yet, Ferguson is a little over a three and half-hours drive from Kansas City, where Jackie Robinson began his baseball […]

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12 Reasons Why Writer Jamaica Kincaid Is A Total Badass

Jamaica Kincaid is simply not one to mince words. When she speaks, the revered 65-year-old Antiguan-American novelist does so deliberately — and she’s not afraid to interrupt a question when she sees it fit. Kincaid, who got her start at the New Yorker during the magazine’s William Shawn era in the ’70s, has produced work […]

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Lupita Nyong’o Seeks Preservation Of Virginia Slave-Trade History

“Twelve Years a Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o is lending her star power to the opposition to a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the center of Richmond’s thriving slave-trading center. Nyong’o has been posting anti-stadium opinions on social media to her millions of followers, and has personally appealed to Mayor Dwight C. Jones […]

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Entire School Holds Early Graduation For Teen With Cancer Who Has 4 Months To Live

When this teen with cancer was told she was running out of time, her friends and family made sure she wouldn’t miss one of the biggest milestones in a high school student’s life. Lynzee Ford, 17, a senior at Kilgore High School in Texas, was diagnosed with leukemia in January, according to KLTV. Though the […]

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Ala. Man Settles for $460,000 in Police-Brutality Lawsuit but Gets Only $1,000

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The city of Birmingham has settled a police beating lawsuit for $460,000, but the plaintiff remains behind bars and won’t get much of a payday. Under terms of the settlement approved by the City Council and Mayor William Bell, Anthony Warren will receive $1,000, while his attorneys receive $359,000 in fees and […]

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