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Why Your Vote Counts

by Michael H. Cottman

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Who Fights for Black Girls?

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I hate metaphors. I find them overdone and rarely effective. Certain things should stand on their own and exceed comparison. For… Read More

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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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To My Fellow Writers and Those Who Edit Them: You do realize that not every news story has to be further contextualized… Read More

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A North Carolina A&T University football player, Jermane Clark, was shot and killed last Tuesday night. Clark, who was a sophomore… Read More

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