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Chris Gardner's Pursuit of Happiness

by Shantell E. Jamison

“Everybody got a dream. What’s the plan?” – Chris Gardner When father/son duo Will and Jaden Smith took… Read More

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6 Things Adults Can Do to Help Black Youth Cope With Street Violence

by Dr. Summer Matheson

Gun and other types of violence are prevalent in certain U.S. neighborhoods. Black youth and members of their communities are riddled by homicides… Read More

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Juneteenth: Explaining an Unsung Holiday

by Joicelyn Dingle

“Juneteenth” is a portmanteau of June and nineteen and a parlance of Black American structure. The moniker hails the date June 19, 1865… Read More

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The promotional poster for Lil’ Kim’s 1996 album, Hardcore, was, and is, legendary. It was one of the hottest, sexiest… Read More

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Election 2016: Questioning America's Two-Party Political System

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What’s interesting about the 2016 Presidential election is that you have two candidates: One an earthly, social Jew and the other a parliamentary… Read More

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by Kara I. Stevens

If I’m going to be honest, I had been outgrowing my friends for a while but I didn’t want to admit it. Admitting that I didn’t really… Read More

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by Terrence Chappell

It’s sexy and trendy to be "woke" these days. But the problem with trends is that they lack any real depth. Like any social justice… Read More

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There was a time, not so long ago, when we were all very naive. And because I’m now old enough to say it, also very stupid. Every… Read More

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On July 13, 2015, Geneva Reed-Veal became part of an exclusive club that she hopes nobody else will be joining. There are no badges of honor… Read More

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For Transgender Community, Legal Hurdles Require Extra Help

by Princess Gabbara

While working at an organization that focuses on homeless LGBT youth, Racquelle Trammell, a 28-year-old transgender woman from Detroit, never thought… Read More

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