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a message from Lilly Ledbetter - Women's History Month

My name is Lilly Ledbetter, and I was discriminated against because I’m a woman.

Some of you may have heard my story.

In 1998, after 19 years of service at a… 106 more words

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How the Obama’s Marriage is Similar to Yours

I read both Michelle Obama’s “Becoming” and Barack’s “Dreams from my father” and they both recount their trip to Africa to meet Barack’s extended family from his Father’s side in Kenya. 448 more words

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Ilhan Omar Blames Politico For ‘Misquoting’ Her On Barack Obama’s Bad Policies

One day after Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments prompted the House to launch a vote condemning anti-Semitism, she finds herself in hot water again blaming a reporter for Politico misquoting her. 262 more words

February

The manifesto of the “fuck it” movement

Two coffees in.. preparing my mug for a third. Fuck it. Ahh, February month of love and Black power.

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The Blacks & Blondes of Stockholm

Growing up with an older brother that was an irate civil rights statesman, exposed me to the diverse pitfalls of the present-day civil rights movement. One of those pitfalls is the maneuvering of the same stratagems of the earlier civil rights movements, as if it were likewise facing a bewildering behemoth similar to that of Loch Ness; however, the earlier militant civil rights strategists primary passion of neutering the unconscionable power of rabid whites, by means of the law, is now somewhat antediluvian since those whites are either dead, have retrieved to the warm, cozy comforts of the caves of the Caucasus, or as fugitives, have wandered into hiding in the deep-shaded forests of Scandinavia. 1,131 more words

Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

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Michelle Obama loves Chicago. It is her hometown – the south side of it. So a big part of the book is centered around Chicago – something to return to daily from campaign trips or during holidays while studying years away from it.  279 more words