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In our work, we adamantly believe survivors and support those who have been victimized by sexual violence. After basketball megastar Kobe Bryant’s unfortunate passing, the commentary worldwide was split. We received a (long) question from one of our regular readers: Should Bryant be forgiven for his transgressions or will his legacy always be overshadowed by...
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Library books often take interesting journeys—people to people, place to place. Ever wonder wonder how many hands have touched the books we check out and how many stories the books have been a part of, aside from those that are held within their pages? This year, the New York Public Library turned 125 years old....
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The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects is excited to be among the recipients of The Life Story Grants, a three-year initiative funded by the NoVo Foundation to close the on ramps into the sex trade and open pathways to exit. With this funding, The Lighthouse will be able to deepen our commitment to supporting those...
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While police interaction with Black drivers is universally recognized as more invasive and violent by everyone from comedians and social critics, there were few hard numbers to substantiate the public suspicion. California legislators and residents demanded accountability from police after a chain of officer-involved murders, however, and passed the Racial and Identity Profiling (RIPA) Act...
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United States Rep. Ayanna Pressley, (D-Mass.), recently introduced a bill to slow the school-to-prison pipeline plaguing minority students, particularly in the South. Pressley’s PUSHOUT Act (Ending Punitive, Unfair, School-Based Harm that is Overt and Unresponsive to Trauma) follows a documentary released by filmmaker Dr. Monique W. Morris, PUSHOUT: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,...
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Regardless of how you view former Democratic Presidential candidate and California Sen. Kamala Harris’ (D-Calif.) record on police body cams and legal marijuana, a fierce and intelligent Black woman had to bow out of the presidential race last month. It should also be noted two money-choked, white, male billionaires continued to cruise along in the...
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The U.S. Congress now has more minorities and women serving in it than at any point in its past, arguably thanks to a divisive, racist and sexist president. This month, those women took a stand against the U.S. war machine. On Jan. 3, President Donald Trump arbitrarily assassinated the appointed official of a legitimate foreign...
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White Americans generally think U.S. democracy is tough and durable. Groups whose vote protection has only been legally enforced within the last 6 decades, however, know better. Observant politicos know that real democracy is a delicate thing that breaks like a glass hammer, if you don’t protect it. And all over the world, right now,...
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Last week, the nice lady who lets me do research for The Lighthouse (that would be Natalie) asked me to put into writing how it was that I “handle being the only white person in the room.” My first reaction was to wonder why the question was even necessary.“Mixing easily with non-whites should be effortless...
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The soil is dark and rich in Mississippi, much like its history. Agriculture accounts for over one-third of exports in the state. However, 1 in 4 children in Mississippi do not know where their next meal will come from and much of the rural state lives in a perpetual food deficit. It was reported in...
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