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RECEIPTS: The FBI, often unethically and illegally, interferes with Black Equality movements

Earlier this week two Black American citizens were murdered by United States armed police forces. Their names are Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. It felt like countless other incidents where police killed a Black woman, man, or child with no regard. And yet it felt different. Videos of their murders began to circulate widely. The news looped videos of Black death with…

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Jesse Williams delivered a 2016 Letter From Birmingham Jail. You need to hear it. Now.

At last night’s BET Awards, Jesse Williams received the Humanitarian Award and gave what is sure to become known as one of the best acceptance speeches of all time.  Before he was even done, requests for the transcript rang out on Twitter. And now? Everyone is reporting and analyzing the speech. Billboard. Entertainment Weekly. Global Grind. Huffington Post. Vh1. Everyone.…

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On Lemonade, #BlackGirlMagic, and Love

It’s important that I preface this with the fact that I’m not a Beyoncé stan. I’m new here. The Beyhive has graciously welcomed me and the snacks are phenomenal. That being said, Beyoncé bestowed upon us an amazing gift when she released Lemonade. Her greatest work yet, Lemonade is an at-times uncomfortably raw and authentic look into pain and paranoia. It is…

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The Day @KanyeWest Let Me Down

I have the honor of not only being both Black and a woman, but a certified, fervent fan of all things Kanye West. The man, the rapper, the icon. I fell in love with Yeezy at 14. He was brash, unapologetically ignorant, and was floating in that weird space where you believe in yourself but you desperately want everyone else…

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The Secret Life of Savage Black Women

Rihanna’s latest album ANTI is everything I didn’t know I needed in life. On first listen, one song in particular, “Needed Me” captured my attention and has refused to let go. It’s timely, really. Lately I’ve been wondering what would happen if people knew how savage women really were. I don’t mean cunning and conniving – although we’ve also mastered…

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Them Niggas Ain’t Dyin For You

Originally posted June 4, 2012 …and that’s sad because clearly there aren’t enough Black people dying in America. Don’t be alarmed. The title of this post is just a lyric from Pusha T’s newest diss record aimed at Young Money. A quick background because you can get the super fun details elsewhere, Pusha T (one half of the rap duo…

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Skittles and Tea: Weapons of Mass Destruction

“Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, “Wait.” But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim; when you have seen hate filled policemen curse, kick and even kill your black brothers and sisters; when you see…

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Huxtable Ramblings: Graduation

I’m not a big fan of personal posts but I felt like blogging. So here’s one of those. As a Senior in college, I’m extremely introspective about my experience over the course of these four years. What memories did I make? What did I set out to do? Did I accomplish that? Did I leave a lasting impact on this campus?…

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