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by Felice León


By now you’ve heard of the fight involving seven teenage Black girls (six suspects and one victim) that took place in a Brooklyn McDonald’s. The video was uploaded online and went viral, making national headlines—not only for the fight itself, but the media’s frenzied obsession with the teen girls involved.
by Candace Simpson


I attended a conference in February that gathered pastors, seminarians, professors, and lay people. The yearly conference is meant to provide resources for people of faith as we seek to make sense of the task of social justice.
by Michelle Y. Talbert


According to a report by the Center for American Progress, women of color “are a principal force behind one of the most important components of America’s current marketplace and our nation’s future economy: entrepreneurship.” Specifically, from 1997 to 2013 women-owned firms grew by 59 percent overall and African American women-owned firms grew by 258 percent! Sisters are definitely doing it for themselves.

by Matt Pearce for the LA Times

One of the Oklahoma fraternity members expelled earlier this month for leading a racist chant is expected to hold a news conference Wednesday with one of the state's top African American lawmakers.
by Oni J. Blackstock, MD, MHS and Kimberleigh J. Smith, MPA


In the same way that the birth control pill revolutionized women’s sexual health, there’s a new pill available to help prevent HIV infection that has the potential to do the same.

by Jade Perry


It is no secret that moving to a new place can bring many challenges. You are starting over and finding new ways of living, new routines, and even new friendships. Yet, moving can also teach many valuable lessons. It exposes how courageous you really are. It shows you the importance of listening to your intuition. It pushes your creativity. It gives you a chance to see the world through fresh eyes and to get familiar with a new cultural context.

by Malaika Jabali


"It's frustrating that the movies I want to make I haven't been able to make… Orlando Bloom was given 15 opportunities after Lord of the Rings. Black men are given no opportunities… They say there's not an audience for black stars, but that's because you're not feeding [audiences] them." —Anthony Mackie to Los Angeles Times, 2011