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#AllBlackGirlsDont Hashtag Attempts To Dispel Stereotypes About Black Women

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Twitter is the virtual birthplace of many a discussion about race relations, stereotypes and cultural misconceptions on a weekly basis, and this week it was the #AllBlackGirlsDont hashtag that sparked the chatter. As is the case with most trending topics on social media, the origin of...

#IfIDieInPoliceCustody Tweets Confront Ugly Truths About The Fatal Side Of Police Brutality

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#IFIDIEINPOLICECUSTODY, I DID NOT COMMIT SUICIDE. I DID NOT BREAK MY OWN BACK. I DID NOT CHOKE MYSELF TO DEATH. /THEY/…MURDERED ME. — apollo 27 (@ayypollo) July 16, 2015 In addition to Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray and countless other young black men who...

Filmmaker Creates #HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl to Give Black Girls a Voice in Society

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#Howitfeelstobeablackgirl is a hashtag that needs every Black woman’s immediate. The dialogue, created by filmmaker Jada Mosely, includes tweets from Black women that show the joys, pain, tribulations and challenges it takes to be a Black girl in today’s society. Being an adult before seeing...

Ghanaian Musician Fuse ODG Blasts BET For Lack Of Spotlight On African Artists & They Respond

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The 2015 BET Awards show proved to be one for the books this past Sunday, but not every artist who found themselves among the nominees was pleased with the amount of shine they received (or in this case, the lack thereof.) Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG...