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Black Men Pen Open Letter Calling for Inclusion of Girls and Women in ‘My Brothers Keeper’

Over 200 African-American men signed an open letter to President Barack Obama calling for the…

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The Sexual Trauma of Black Female Veterans

Black women have served in the U.S. military since the Civil War. However, their unique…

Black Girls for Sale

Earlier this month, in response to a growing international condemnation of the April 14th kidnapping…

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How Does the Ban on Affirmative Action Impact Black Women in College?

Last week, the Supreme Court rendered its decision on Schuette v. BAMN, which upheld the…

#BringBackOurGirls: Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Still Missing After Two Weeks

#BringBackOurGirls and #WhereAreOurGirls are the hashtags that have emerged in the wake of Boko Haram’s…

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Marissa Alexander and Overpolicing and Underprotection of Black Women

Marissa Alexander is a 33-year-old African-American woman who stands accused of three counts of aggravated…

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ROE AT 41

Today is the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that…

“Negro Bed Wench?” Negro, Please

It is extremely difficult to draw true parallels between the lives/experiences of Black people in…

Ugandan Women ‘BeadforLife’

At first glance, a BeadforLife piece may look like any another bracelet —but the story…

Black Women Face Wealth Gap 50 Years After the March

Fifty years ago this August in Washington D.C., Martin Luther King Jr. led the nation’s…