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Black Lives Matter
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a multi-part series that considers the extensive impact of Black women on politics in the United States. Though not new in praxis in our own communities, #trustblackwomen is slowly becoming a fairly common chorus, even in the mainstream. Where would this country be had it begun to trust...
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  I remember it being the tail-end of my sophomore year in college, and I’d fallen in tremendous like with a girl and shot my shot, as they say. I wasn’t exactly sure how it worked: me, a girl, asking another girl if she wanted to go out “like that.” But I did, and I...
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  “Is that your real hair?” is a question I’ve been asked quite often since returning natural, and it grinds my gears every time. Black women’s hair is like the 9th Wonder of the World. Everyone wants to know its origins. We can never rock our ‘fros, locs, blowouts, and sew-ins in peace. What’s even...
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Yesterday evening, I drove around downtown Durham, North Carolina, looking for the place where the statue had been taken down. Thanks to a friend of a friend, I realized I’d driven right by it, unbeknownst to me, and was as unmoved by the recollection of it as I was when I just happened by the...
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  Pssst! I heard everyone talking about Black August, but I really don’t know what it is, it’s August 31st, and I never got around to doing my Googles. It’s cool. We’ve got you covered. Black Americans are still fighting to survive in a societal system deeply rooted in white supremacy and anti-blackness nearly two...
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