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In March 1968, a month before fires crackled loudly with exasperation and windows would be smashed in indignation, there was… Read More

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Many have been weighing in on Lauryn Hill’s recently canceled show in Israel. However, few have heard or will know the story… Read More

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For the first time ever, transgender women are regularly depicted in entertainment media. Laverne Cox, a transgender woman, plays… Read More

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Brick paused in the doorway of Misty’s hospital room, frowning in confusion. Hovering over Misty was a woman dressed… Read More

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For nearly 30 years, Tavis Smiley was able to call a woman who the world knew as an American icon, activist, and leading literary… Read More

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The African griot culture is an ancient network of oral tradition. Griots were a societal class of traveling poets, musicians and… Read More

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It’ll be a busy weekend for Kelly Rowland. She’s off in Australia working on new projects, but the new mom to six month… Read More

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South African Photographer Captures the Pain and Beauty of LGBT Life

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South Africa is celebrated for having one of the most advanced constitutions in the world, often cited for its inclusion of protections… Read More

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