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Author: Lauren Chanel Allen

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…

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

Read more > Jesse Williams delivered a 2016 Letter From Birmingham Jail. You need to hear it. Now.
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On Lemonade, #BlackGirlMagic, and Love

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The Day @KanyeWest Let Me Down

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The Secret Life of Savage Black Women

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On Kanye’s “Last Call” and Young Black Millennials

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The Terms & Conditions of Blackness

Blackness is one of the most interesting constructs I’ve ever come across. It is second only to the socially constructed…

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Starting Over.

All my posts got deleted. Life happens like that sometimes. I’ve reupped the few that I could find. The Archives…

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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…

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An Open Letter to My Family

Dear Dad, Mom, Marcus, and Alex, I’ve called you guys. I’ve emailed. I’ve texted. I’ve posted Facebook statuses. I’ve tweeted.…

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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…

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The Media and the Tragedy of Missing Black Women

I’ve written about John Singleton before. He wrote and directed the classic film Boyz N The Hood. Yes. The classic. The one line pretty…

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