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The Enduring Significance of Janet Jackson’s ‘Control’

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Janet Jackson’s iconic third album, Control, just turned 30. It’s difficult to believe that Control—an album that serves as a musical soundtrack for many of our formative years—is celebrating a golden anniversary. What’s fascinating about Jackson’s 1986 release is its lasting significance for her fellow...

5 Reasons Why Zora Neale Hurston Is Still Our Shero

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We’ve been without author and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, for 55 years. She left an indelible mark when she died in 1960. Unfortunately, Hurston died destitute in Fort Pierce, Florida, but on her 124 birthday, Clutch Magazine honors her as a shero. Here are a...

Twitter’s New VP Of Diversity And Inclusion Raises Eyebrows

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On Monday, Twitter announced the hire of a new vice president of diversity and inclusion. Jeffrey Siminoff is joining Twitter after serving as Apple’s former director of worldwide inclusion and diversity. Twitter’s prominent hire has extensive experience, but he’s also a white male, which counters...

Melanie Fiona, Stop Chiding Black People for Seeking Joy in Times of Grief

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Black Americans are in a perpetual state of mourning. Killed by Police, a digital database of dead victims of police violence, estimates that police officers killed 1,186 people in 2015. The numbers affirm what we already know. Our lives are in peril. We are in...

Open Thread: How Do You Map Relationship Boundaries On Social Media?

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We’ve all witnessed the implosion of relationships on social media. There’s glaring signs, like deleting kissing photos, exchanging subliminal statuses, and secretly updating relationship statuses from “in a relationship” to “single.” Knowing that social media platforms offer ringside access to the rise and declines of...

What Bernie Sanders Response to Sandra Bland’s Death Reveals About Black Women Voters

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Grand jurors in Texas declined to indict any law enforcement officials in connection with the death of Sandra Bland, 28, who was found dead in her Waller County jail cell on July 13, 2015. The Waller County grand jurors deliberated for eight hours before issuing...