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Feb 4
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PSA of the Day: Black Women—and Megan Thee Stallion, Specifically—Are Not Avatars for Your Sexual Fantasies and Insecurities

Yesterday, Black Twitter lost its entire and collective mind after hearing that a beautiful, accomplished, and S-I-N-G-L-E 24-year-old black woman spent a weekend partying in Miami, in which she casually tolerated being worshipped by a visibly enamored white guy. If you don’t spend as much time on Twitter as I and

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Jan 31
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The Big Payback: Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade and Matthew Cherry Give <i>Hair Love</i> to Student Told to Cut Dreadlocks to Walk at Graduation

Texas high schooler Deandre Arnold may not be walking with his graduating class at Barbers Hill High School in Mont Belvieu, Texas, this year, but he will be walking the red carpet on Oscars night, thanks to Hair Love director Matthew Cherry, producers Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade, and personal care brand Dove.

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Jan 28
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‘Our Struggles Matter’: Ayanna Pressley Lends Her Voice to a Collection of Essays by Sexual Assault Survivors

“As a survivor, I struggled for years to tell my own story,” writes Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), “and I know how it feels to be a survivor in a country where believing and supporting survivors has become a partisan issue, where survivors are made to feel marginalized and ostracized. I tell my story both because it

Jan 27
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Because Opportunity Shouldn’t Be a Luxury, Gucci Announces Its Inaugural Changemaker Grants

When it comes to diversifying the fashion industry, “change” is more than a buzzword; it’s a moral imperative if the historically exclusive arena is to evolve. Last year, Gucci, along with many other luxury brands, was forced to confront its own missteps in creating “diversity and inclusion,” both by hiring a dynamic

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Jan 22
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More Than a Statistic: MTV’s <i>True Life Crime</i> Explores the Murder of Gender-Fluid Teen Kedarie Johnson

“True crime” has long been a popular genre of television—and as it’s grown in popularity, an increasingly sensationalist one. All too often, it desensitizes us to the fact that behind the gory details are real lives lost, communities in crisis, and broader cultural implications and circumstances that led to victims’

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