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A Different World: Why My Predominantly White College Wasn’t Right for Me  

Eden Zekarias describes the many challenges she has faced at the University of Virginia.

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Identity

Mother and Daughter Crusade for Prevention of Gynecological Cancer

For Nneka and Mary “Dicey” Scroggins, advocacy is a family affair. The mother-daughter duo from Washington, D.C., have turned Dicey Scroggins’ personal ovarian cancer journey into a global crusade of awareness about women’s cancer detection in underserved communities around the world. 969 more words

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"Don't Waste Your Pretty" Book Review

Demetria L. Lucas who stars on Bravo TV’s “Blood, Sweat & Heels” did it again! The sort after relationship expert, author, and award-winning blogger, known for her no-nonsense attitude put together another “go to guide.” Different than her first book which talked to single ladies on the dating scene, “ 422 more words

Relationships

Jean-Claude ‘Baby Doc’ Duvalier Burial Saturday in Haiti - The Root

Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, Haiti’s former dictator, is to be buried Saturday in the nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince, without benefit of a state-sponsored funeral. As I discovered on a recent trip to Haiti, some Haitians, frustrated by the lack of economic progress and forgetful of the oppression he once represented, had begun to speak nostalgically of his family’s almost 30-year dictatorship. 218 more words

Haiti

Why Won't George Zimmerman Go Away?

I guess this is the price for killing an unarmed black kid in America. Story brought to you by, The Root.

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The Daily Read: Stop Generalizing Black Men

I absolutely took it there. 

The past few weeks have been especially taxing on the image black men. From Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Floyd Mayweather, to whoever that guy sings that “Lifestyle” song is, it has been especially tough to be in the shoes of a black man. 991 more words

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