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Author: Lauren Chanel Allen

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Breaking down the genius of Donald Glover

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The Gospel According to Chance The Rapper

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Atlanta, Queen Sugar, Insecure, and why Black Representation Matters

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Some Thoughts on Microaggressions

You may have noticed the surge in popularity of the term microaggression this year in the public’s lexicon. From Buzzfeed…

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That Time Howard University Called the Cops on Me

Today, August 14th, 2015 around 2pm I went to Howard University’s Financial Aid Office to get an account balance error…

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Media Bias from Waco to Baltimore

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Merry Christmas & Black Lives Still Matter

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I Went to Ferguson. Now What?

I opened this document planning to recount my experience in Ferguson.  And every time I look at this blank page I’m…

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Ferguson Part 2: The Bus Trip

Here is part 2 of my thoughts surrounding the murder of Michael Brown. Not everything covered in this series is…

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Ferguson Part 1: American History and Why We Don’t Trust The Police

I have several hundred thoughts about the events surrounding Michael Brown’s murder by Officer Darren Wilson. I’ve started and stopped writing…

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Racist Racists and the Racists who Racist: Donald Sterling and the Clippers

Where to begin? As you all probably know by now, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling [1] was allegedly recorded making a bunch…

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Trayvon and My Birthday

I was initially pretty nonchalant about this particular birthday. 23 isn’t one of the “big” years. I didn’t plan a…

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Yeezus: Hip Hop & Blasphemy

Kanye West is planning on releasing his next album on June 18th, 2013. It will be titled “Yeezus”, a play…

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Boston State of Mind: Media’s Defense of White Terrorism

Let’s get right to this. The events that transpired/are transpiring in Boston are tragic. The Marathon bombing could be an…

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