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On Charlie Sheen, HIV and White Privilege

Wrestler Tiger Mandingo was sentenced to jail for the exact same reckless behavior as Charlie Sheen: HIV positive having unprotected sex. Josie Pickens examines the double-standard [read more]

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The Criminal Unrapeability of Black Women

by Kali Nicole Gross

Black womanhood = criminal perversion. This equation leapt to mind in wake of allegations of harassment claimed by Daniele Watts… Read More

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Once Again, Stats Show That Black Girls Are Not 'Just Fine'

by Monique W. Morris

Did you know that Black girls are often steered away from rigorous math and science courses in high school, which has later repercussions… Read More

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Trolling or Indifference?

by Jamilah Lemieux

Black women across the land are annoyed with The New York Times and the persistent ability of writer Alessandra Stanley… Read More

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Hey Millennials!
Speak Up. Show Out. VOTE

by Kelley Robinson

As we come off of the heels of celebrating Women’s Equality Day  — which commemorates the 19th Amendment that granted… Read More

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by #teamEBONY

In his upcoming memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones, New York Times columnist Charles Blow shares that he is… Read More

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Michael Sam Still Matters

by Wade A. Davis, II

On Saturday August 30th, Michael Sam was released by the St. Louis Rams, the team that drafted him in the 7th of 2014… Read More

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11 Tough Questions: Where Do You Stand On Rape?

by #teamEBONY

It’s time for you to raise your voice. We want to know if you have survived a sexual assault. And we want to know… Read More

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Does Stephen A's Suspension Solve Anything?

by Martin Johnson

For years, I thought that sports journalist Stephen A. Smith was all style and no substance.  Now I’m realizing that… Read More

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Stephen A. Smith 'Provokes' Debate about Violence Against Women

by Byron Hurt

Last week, there was a great deal of debate regarding the NFL’s treatment of Ray Rice, the Baltimore Ravens… Read More

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This Is What Rape Culture Sounds Like

If you’ve ever taken the time to listen—and we mean really listen—to your favorite artists' songs, there’s… Read More

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