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#RIPAmy: Shock Spreads After Teen Girl Is Beaten To Death In School Fight

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Amy Inita Joyner-Francis went into the bathroom at Howard High School of Technology shortly after 8 a.m. on Thursday and did not make it out alive. The 16-year-old reportedly got into a fight with a group of girls, and tragically, the incident ended with Joyner-Francis losing...

Remembering Latasha Harlins 25 Years After She Was Murdered Over a Bottle of Orange Juice

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Before Trayvon Martin, before Jordan Davis, before Rekia Boyd and Aiyana Stanley-Jones and Michael Brown and Yvette Smith and Walter Scott and so many others who’ve fueled the Black Lives Matter movement as of late, there was Latasha Harlins, the South Central Los Angeles teen who’s senseless murder was one...

#ByeAnita: Black Women Led the Movement to Oust Prosecutors In Cleveland & Chicago

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On Tuesday, Black women activists engineered a huge victory in Chicago and Cleveland, but you may not know it from watching the national news. As pundits droned on about which presidential candidates came out on top in Tuesday’s primaries, Black women, some of whom are queer and trans, were...

SB Nation Writer Admits He Made a ‘Grave Mistake,’ But Still Wanted to Show ‘Fully-Rounded portrait’ of Serial Rapist Daniel Holtzclaw

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It’s been a week since sports site SB Nation published its 12,000 word opus on serial rapist Daniel Holtzclaw and the shit hit the fan. The site was roundly criticized for running an article that took a sympathetic look at the former police officer who was convicted on...

Why Didn’t Denzel Washington Hire a Black Writer For the Film Adaptation of August Wilson’s ‘Fences?’

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When he was alive, legendary playwright August Wilson had one unofficial rule for those hoping to stage a major production of one of his play: no white directors. So when it was announced that Tony Kushner had been brought on board to work with Denzel...

Here’s Why Nate Parker Risked It All to Make a Film About Nat Turner

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Just as his star was beginning to rise, Nate Parker informed his agent he wouldn’t be accepting any more roles until he could play Nat Turner. And while actors regularly make outlandish demands, Parker was serious about his ultimatum. “I was willing to stick to that —...