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Dear Cosplayers, Leave the Blackface Alone

A popular Argentinian cosplayer found herself in the middle of a heated debate when she painted her skin brown to portray Vivienne, a character from the video game Dragon Age. After Lilia Lemoine, who goes by the name LadyLemon, posted a “Black skin test” picture...

Open Thread: California Legalizes Assisted-Suicide, Should More States Follow Suit?

Terminally ill people in California will now have access to legally prescribed medication that will help them end their life. After a fierce debate, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill on Monday that makes California just the fifth state to legalize assisted-suicide. Brown, who once...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Challenges Men to ‘Take A Stand’ Against Sexual Assault

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are nearly 240,000 victims of sexual assault (12 and older) each year. And Black women are at particularly high risk. Upwards of 20 percent of Black women will experience rape in their lifetime, and even more will...

High School Textbook Revised After Black Mother Calls Out Publisher For Omitting Slavery History

The questionable contents of a high school textbook have been are now being revised thanks to the fearless persistence of one concerned Black mother. Roni Dean-Burren of Houston, whose 15-year-old son is a freshman at Pearland High School, spoke up when she noticed that her son’s...