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Black Women at the Front-Lines of Ferguson Protests

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It’s rarely shouted from the rooftops, but the truth is that Black women have always played pivotal roles in this nation’s Civil Rights Movements. Ida B. Wells. Mary McCleod Bethune. Ella Baker. Dorothy Height. Rosa Parks. Fannie Lou Hamer. Shirley Chisholm. These are just a...

Dear DC Taxi Drivers: STFU & Stop Being Jerks or Uber & Lyft Will Destroy You

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DC traffic was a shitstorm yesterday, as taxi drivers protested along the streets. What were they protesting?  Apparently DC taxi drivers are in their feelings over companies like Uber and Lyft taking over their territory. Well guess what? Tough titty! Here’s the thing with DC...

UGA Students & Faculty Hold Silent Protest Over Racist Facebook Posts

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Last week two Facebook pages belonging to the  University of Georgia were victims of some pretty racist posts.  The user posted the following message to the UGA Black Affairs Council Facebook: There were also similar posts targeting the LGBT Resource Center and Muslim students. The racist posts...

Egyptian Military Ousts President Morsi, But What’s Next?

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After refusing to step-down despite a 48-hour ultimatum by the military and four days of massive protests (which sadly saw nearly a hundred women raped), President Mohamed Morsi was ousted by what his supporters have called a “military coup.” During today’s speech, General AbdelFattah al-Sisi...

Black Brazilians Take to the Streets for “Revolt of the Turbans”

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Brazil’s massive demonstrations have been streaming across news outlets for the last week. Since the protests began, millions of Brazilians have taken to the streets to object to their government’s massive spending in advance of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic games,...