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'Going through the Change!': The Story of the National Women Against Pit Closures

On Tuesday evening I went to the London premiere of the film Going through the Change! at the Bishopsgate Institute. Made by Anne-Marie Sweeney, it is a film about the 20th anniversary weekend of the National Women Against Pit Closures (NWAPC) in 2004. 801 more words

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"She's Beautiful When She's Angry": Documentary on Feminism

In 2013, an assistant professor at the history department of Boston College thought there was a problem with many students’ attitudes on feminism. The few undergraduates who espoused feminist views seemed afraid to make those views public. 842 more words

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Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek, and My Dad

My dad is an interesting man. He’s been a number of things: arcade owner, martial artist, hotel and restaurant manager, musician, bowling alley GM… but one of the hats he’s worn over the years that has always made a huge impact on my own life, and I like to think that I wear it myself. 836 more words


Patricia Arquette wrong to suggest black and gay people fight for rights of rich white women

As Patricia Arquette took to the stage at the Oscars on Sunday night, where she received an Oscar for her performance in Boyhood, she delivered a powerful battle-cry for gender equality: “To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights. 491 more words


Madonna falls off stage during this year’s Brits, a night that saw Ed Sheeran and Royal Blood among the winners

Madonna embarrassingly fell from the stage during while performing her new single ‘Living For Love’. The singer fell backwards off the stage after she tried to remove the floor-length cape she was wearing. 172 more words


John Legend & Common's Oscar Speech Struck a Chord

Last night’s Oscars saw musicians John Legend and Common win the award for Best Original Song after they composed and performed on the soundtrack for Martin Luther King biopic ‘Selma,’ which documented the struggles of the civil rights movement. 567 more words


The Black Renaissance is Here

by Stephanie Phillips Follow @stephanopolus

It happens every year; the same time every year. We know it so well; the lead up, the commotion and the eventual indifference. 1,395 more words

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