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On Being Black in the Era of Trump

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Donald Trump’s presidential win has ushered in a new era of White supremacy so palpable that the only place I feel physically, psychologically and emotionally safe is in my house. Luckily, for me, I am afforded the opportunity to work from home, so I need...

Sandy Hook Group Releases Violence Warning-Signs Campaign

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Sandy Hook Promise, an organization devoted to protecting children from gun violence that was created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, has created a public service announcement urging people to look for warning signs of potential shooters. The PSA innocently starts out...

Study Finds Young Black Women Have It Worse Than Black Men

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A new report finds that struggles with racism can begin at a very early age, and can be even tougher for girls than it is for boys. The study, from Columbia Law School and the African American Policy Forum, is titled Black Girls Matter: Pushed...

AirBnB Responds To Discrimination Backlash With An Interesting Login Prompt

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AirBnB has faced a ton of backlash this year, after a group of Harvard University researchers found that it was more difficult for some Black people to rent rooms through the site and an onslaught of users claimed they had been victims of blatant racism,...

Trump Nominates Ben Carson as Housing and Urban Development Secretary

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That man who’s going to be president, just nominated that other man who was running for president as HUD Secretary. Neither of these men have government experience. Trump described Ben Carson as a “distinguished national leader who overcame his troubled youth in the inner city...

#NoDAPL: U.S. Army Denies Dakota Access Pipeline To Cross Through Standing Rock

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After months of fighting and protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline from being constructed through treaty-protected territory, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe announced on Sunday that the pipeline access was denied and construction stopped. “Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not be granting...