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by Kali Holloway

There is no better proof in 2014 of how invaluable the right to vote is than the amount of money currently being spent on efforts… Read More

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R. Kelly's Son and the Dangerous Myths About Transgender Teens

by Dr. Donald E. Grant, Jr.

Recently, the child of controversial R&B star R. Kelly and ex-wife/reality star Drea Kelly self-identified as… Read More

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'Nice Guys' and Misogyny

by Preston Mitchum

Society has constructed us to often respond to certain issues in ways that that illustrate how much we have perfected not listening… Read More

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by Monique W. Morris

A recent open letter to President Obama… Read More

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by Michael Arceneaux

When trying to address and enlighten on an issue near and dear to you, there are really only two ways you can go about it. You can… Read More

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The Sexual Trauma of Black Female Veterans

by Monique W. Morris

Black women have served in the U.S. military since the Civil War. However, their unique experiences are often left out of policy… Read More

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4 Tips for Getting Clear on Consensual Sex

by Josie Pickens

Dr. Boyce Watkins penned a November 2013 essay that’s recently resurfaced, with many critiquing his ideas concerning rape—particularly… Read More

The Criminalization of the Black Woman

The Criminalization of the Black Woman

by Raven Rakia

In recent months, the criminal cases of Monica Jones, Shanesha Taylor and Marissa Alexander have made headlines The fate of these… Read More

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New Literary Mag Creates a 'Black Gay Utopia' in Print

by Kristin Braswell

In the landscape of mainstream media, stories of the Black gay experience are still largely missing or warped. Wanting to express… Read More

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Why Parents Need to be Touched

by Asha French

Remember when Garfield dieted and invariably hallucinated that his pal Odie was actually a configuration of his favorite meats?  Such… Read More

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