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#BeingFemaleInNigeria Sheds Light On What It’s Like to Be a Woman In Africa’s Most Populous Nation

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It’s no secret, I love Twitter. I enjoy cracking jokes about award shows and live tweeting Empire and Being Mary Jane. But I also love Twitter’s ability to shrink the world into a manageable community of interesting people from all over the world. In addition...

Junya Watanabe’s ‘African’ Menswear Show Featured ZERO Black Models

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Japanese menswear designer Junya Watanabe’s Spring 2016 collection was a sight to behold. The colorful assortment included vibrant Ankara prints, intricately beaded Masai necklaces (with bones!), traditional masks, spears, and mountains of messy dreadlocks and feathered cornrows. The show, called “Faraway,” brought Africa to the...

President Obama’s Eulogy for Clementa Pinckney Was Bold, Beautiful, and Unapologetically Black

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Earlier this month, America’s heart broke wide open when we learned that nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina were slaughtered during Wednesday night Bible study. The outpouring of love and support for Mother Emanuel, and subsequent outrage over the...

Black Twitter’s Shadiest Reactions to the BET Awards

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Let’s just be real. While some people watch awards shows for the performances, others tune in for the epic shade and snark the show will undoubtedly inspire. And honey, Sunday’s 15 annual BET Awards did not disappoint! Last night’s show kicked off with Kendrick Lamar’s...

A Retired Baltimore Officer Tweeted About His Experience On the Job & It’s Disturbing

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For the past year, the country has been embroiled in a heated discussion on policing. After the high-profile killings of several unarmed African Americans, President Obama launched the task force on 21st Century Policing, which aims to reform outdated and ineffective tactics by calling on stakeholders...

White Americans, Not Muslims, Are the Biggest Terrorist Threat In the U.S.

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Despite the rhetoric we hear in the media about the rise of Islamic extremists, ISIS, and al Qaeda, a new study by the New America Foundation found the biggest terrorist threat in U.S. comes from white men. While September 11th was the largest terror assault in modern...