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Survivor of Child Sex Trafficking Dedicates Life To Raising Awareness of The Evil Practice

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Raven Kaliana’s fight to end sexual abuse is borne of a childhood shattered by it. Her story is nothing short of tragic; from an early age, she was sold into the sex industry by her own parents. Kaliana told The Guardian’s Nuala Calvi one of...

#itooamharvard Highlights The Voices & Faces Of Black Harvard Students

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Harvard’s Class of 2017 is currently made up of 2, 047 students and 11 percent of those students are black. Over the last couple of years, Harvard has seen an increase in black students, but it doesn’t mean that the students feel they are visible...

Why Lupita Nyong’o’s Win Matters to Black Women & Girls

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By now you’ve heard the news that Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o won an Oscar for her performance in Steve McQueen’s epic drama 12 Years A Slave. And while I could almost feel sisters around the globe shouting in glee, some have already attempted to diminish...

Actress Julie Delpy Goes In On The Film Biz, Says Oscars Are Run By Old, Desperate White Dudes, And More…

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Rather than making headlines for winning best screenplay for Before Midnight (which is impossible given that the accolade went to 12 Years A Slave), the spotlight’s temporarily shining on French actress Julie Delpy for another matter. If you’ve ever seen a film written by the...

Director Sanaa Hamri Rose From The Ashes Of One Dream To Embrace Her True Calling

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Talk about a woman who knows how to make some lemonade. Born and raised in Morocco, Sanaa Hamri was an aspiring actress who studied theater at Sarah Lawrence College. After graduating in 1996, Hamri was Manhattan-bound, determined to bring her dreams to life but as...

Scotland Wants To Offer Asylum To Gay Ugandans

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Last week, Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni  signed the Anti-Homosexuality Act that includes life prison sentences for gay sex and same-sex marriage. The also criminalizes the “promotion” of homosexuality”, where activists encourage others to come out. Earlier drafts of the bill made it a crime not to report gay people...