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The burned remains discovered behind a vehicle rental facility in Fort Myers, Florida last month have been identified as a transgender… Read More

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The Black queer community certainly has a lot to be proud of these days. From sports to television, from music to advocacy, there’s… Read More

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Storme DeLarverie’s name was not familiar to many of the celebrity guests in attendance at the 2014 Vision Awards presented… Read More

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The longstanding myth that Black females “do better” than Black males is a topic of great debate recently. Though snapshot… Read More

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Lip gloss, mascara, blow dryer, curling iron–all essential items when it comes to getting ready for a girl’s night out… Read More

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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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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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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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