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Stop Asking Black People to Forgive Their Children’s Killers

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Yesterday, during a press conference discussing the murder charges filed against former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing, a reporter asked Samuel DuBose’s mom if she would forgive Tensing for fatally shooting her son in the head. “Do you see it in your heart...

Maybe Black People Should Dress Like Lions, Or How Cecil the Lion Has Gotten More Sympathy Than Dead Black People

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By now you’ve probably heard about Cecil the Lion, one of the oldest and best-known big cats in Zimbabwe, who was killed by an American hunter. Cecil’s death caused an international firestorm with many calling his killer, Dr. Walter J. Palmer, straight up evil. After...

Her Name Was Ralkina Jones: Cleveland Officials Launch Investigation After Woman Dies In Jail

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Just a day after Sandra Bland’s family laid the 28-year-old woman to rest after she was found unresponsive in the Waller County Jail in Texas, another Black woman has died in police custody. According to law enforcement officials in Cleveland, Ohio, Ralkina Jones died Sunday...

#SomeoneTellCNN: Kenyans Demand Apology After CNN Calls Country a ‘Hotbed of Terror’

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Thursday, President Obama will journey to Kenya and Ethiopia for a historic trip. It will be his fourth presidential visit to sub-Saharan Africa–more than any of his predecessors–and it will also be the first time a sitting president has visited both nations. While many Kenyans are excited the president is...

What’s Pretty? This Web Series Asks Black Women Around the Globe How They Define Beauty

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The saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But for many Black women, we’ve been told by the mainstream media that what is deemed beautiful looks nothing like us. From white models dominating the covers of popular magazines, to Hollywood’s obsession with...

This Photo Shows How Easily Black People Can End Up Dead After Encounters With Police

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By now you’ve heard about the death of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman who died while in custody at the Waller County jail. According to her family, Bland had everything to live for—a move, a new job, a fresh start. But somehow, the Prairie View...