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In this country, because I’m a black woman, with an “ethnic” name, my name is automatically labeled a “black name”. Guess what, I’m fine with that.
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Sep 23, 2013 at 11:30am | 339 comments

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“I will be the first black woman to be on "Girls," so that’s exciting for me.”
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All my closest friends (save one) are unemployed, some recently and others going on years without a job.
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After being told he has six months to live because of an enlarged heart, 15-year-old Anthony Stokes was recently informed he would not be placed on the list to receive a life-saving heart transplant because of his history of “non-compliance.”
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Quit shaming single women over 30.
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She’d just undergone “the big chop” and her husband hated her short, blonde Afro. He told her he wasn’t attracted to her anymore, and wanted her to get another relaxer.
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As a younger man, I was vaguely aware of the dual racism and sexism of the trophy white girlfriend -- the sexism of reducing a woman into a status symbol and the self-hating racism of exoticizing her whiteness as “pure” or “unique.
body acceptance
The body you have now, with all the rolls and dimples and chubby cheeks or whatever, is just as much your body as any body you had in the past or hope to have in the future.
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A New York City shock-performance “artist” recently got a lesson in “Black Face Isn’t Ok 101.″
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Mar 3, 2014 at 2:30pm | 96 comments

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The “friends with benefits” comparison could be appropriate, but the benefits are less sexual and more emotional.
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My name is Danielle Belton. I’m a black woman. And I cry. A lot.
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Just in time for the November 30th application deadline, a group of black students are speaking out about the lack of diversity at UCLA, particularly when it comes to black male students.
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I had heard horror stories from the 50-year-olds and up ranging from the nurse twists your breasts into weird angles to she slams the plates down on your breasts. But I dismissed those tales as nothing but ridiculous exaggerations. Mere myths.
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Why is it so rare to see two young women working out in the inner city?
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While some have argued that people of color can put an end to racism if we just stop calling it as we see it, scientist and activist Joseph Osmundson is imploring his white brethren to become allies in the fight against racism.
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“Perfectionists fear that people will see us as we really are.” Oh? So who am I? And what am I trying to hide?
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After reading the various box office number reviews for Best Man Holiday, the mantra for the African-American moviegoer this weekend should be: Can I live?
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In spite of empirical data proving African-American fathers are just as involved with their children as other dads—whether they live with them or not—the myth that Black fathers are derelict in their duty persists.
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Is it a feminist hook-up app? Or is it a sex-positive hook-up app? Whatever, it’s a hook-up app for people who want easy access to ass.
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As sexuality is bigger than sex, it’s important to create powerful, all-encompassing affirmations to catalyze your growth. Below are seven mantras for enhancing your sexuality in the New Year.