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A white woman running for office in New York says using the N-word is all good

Valerie Smith apparently considers it her right to use the N-word because she claims to have transformed a street she termed a “rodent-infested dump” into a nice place to live. 385 more words

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Race and America, a political hustle

I’m watching Charles Barkley’s series “Race in America” and it’s frustrating to hear folks using “civil rights era” language and philosophies to attempt to define today’s divisions among Americans. 532 more words

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More Than A Hashtag: #BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder, Alicia Garza Says BLM Is No Comparison To The KKK

After the acquittal of the murder trial of Trayvon Martin, Alicia Garza wrote a love letter to black people, ending it with Black Lives Matter. From that moment, what took off as this generation’s global social movement to what we know as #BlackLivesMatter, is more than a hashtag today. 2,545 more words


Harvard University to hold first all-black graduation ceremony

Black graduate students at Harvard University will soon be a part of a first-of-its-kind ceremony.

On May 23, the prestigious university will hold an individual ceremony for black graduate students,  231 more words

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Jenn Givhan's "Tigers for Tamir Rice" Wins 2017 Greg Grummer Poetry Award, Chosen by Monica Youn

the book thinks mothers are fools

of Jenn’s poem, Monica Youn says, “The hypnotic rhythms of the poem create a spell in which guilt and fear and love and sorrow cast moving shadows across the imagination.

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Whats the hardest thing?

In a forthcoming interview and feature for Pom Pom Social I was asked a handful of questions about my life as a working woman, partner and of course madre. 220 more words



Today, I had a reminder that even when you try to shut out hate, it’s never far away. Many times, it’s actually lurking around the corner, just waiting for your happy ass to skip through. 594 more words