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Cis-to-Sis:
An Open Letter to Janet Mock

by Preston Mitchum

“I was scared” continues to reverberate in my mind. All too often the LGBT community is not allowed to feel safe in spaces… Read More

Food Deserts Aren’t the Problem

More Fruit and Veggies in Poor Neighborhoods Don't Help Obesity Rates

by Slate

Unfortunately, more fresh food closer to home likely does nothing for folks at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder. Obesity levels… Read More

Eric Holder

Married Same-Sex Couples Get Equal Protection from Department of Justice

by The Washington Post

The Justice Department will instruct all of its employees across the country, for the first time, to give lawful same-sex marriages… Read More

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How Long-Term Unemployment Affects Men

by #teamEBONY

"More than one in six men ages 25 to 54, prime working years, don't have jobs—a total of 10.4 million." That… Read More

To People Who Want a "White History Month"

To People Who Want a "White History Month"

by #teamEBONY

Invariably, around February of each year, coinciding with Black History Month, you’ll hear people asking, “Why isn’t… Read More

Crimes and misdemeanors: Woody Allen and what we get wrong about sexual abuse

Sexual Abuse, and How We Get It All Wrong

by #teamEBONY

The morning after Woody Allen was awarded a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes, his son Ronan Farrow tweeted a question… Read More

A Black Woman’s Response to 'American Promise' Because We Were There Too

American Promise was Great, but What About the Black Girls?

by #teamEBONY

Posts about the POV documentary American Promise began to appear in my Facebook newsfeed about a week before it aired on PBS. Two… Read More

Tyrone Hayes

The Tyrone Hayes Story

by #teamEBONY

In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about… Read More

Making Black History Month Better

Making Black History Month Better

by Slate

Each Black History Month brings with it new ponderings of a seemingly eternal question: Do we really need a Black History Month?… Read More

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