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#AlfredOlango: Police Say Alfred Olango Was Holding Vape Pen When Killed by Cops

Tuesday night, Alfred Olango became the 217th  black person killed by a police officer this year. The killing occurred in San Diego, when cops received a call from Olango’s sister, over his erratic behavior. Olango’s sister said she just wanted cops to help, because her...

On Police Brutality: Stop Asking “Why,” Stop Kneeling & Take A Stand For Reparations

Terence Crutcher was shot and killed by Tulsa police while unarmed and looking for help after his car stalled. In response to this shooting, Essence Magazine published an article asking, “Why Did Tulsa Police Fatally Shoot Terrence Crutcher?”. The nation has long been posing, answering...

11-Year-Old #1000BlackGirlBooks Creator Becomes Editor-in-Residence for Elle Magazine

Marley Dias, 11-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is now the editor-in-residence at Last year, Dias’s campaign to collect books for that shared stories of women and girls of color and put them in the hands of young readers was wildly successful, and so far she’s...

A Chat With @Nevlynnn: On Self-Care & Emotionally Enduring “The Big Chop”

Black women have a strained relationship with our hair and with good reason. In a White supremacist society, all beauty is measured against Whiteness and that truism is no better demonstrated by society’s obsession with straight hair. For far too long, Black women were told...

#AlfredOlango: Unarmed Mentally Ill Black Man Killed By San Diego Police

Police in San Diego shot and killed a mentally ill, unarmed black man after his sister called the department for assistance. El Cajon police shot and killed Alfred Olango, and witnesses say he was unarmed. Police were called by Olango’s sister, who said that he...