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

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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

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Marley Dias, 11-year-old founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is now the editor-in-residence at ELLE.com. 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”

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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

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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...

Serena Williams Declares She “Won’t Be Silent” On Police Brutality Any Longer

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A car ride with her nephew changed the tennis player's outlook.