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Our commitment to power as space and time has expanded. Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 27, our website will feature full Spanish translation and several other accessibility options, including text for dyslexic users, color inversion and link highlighting.   Additional features include:   Plain text mode  Adjustable letter and word spacing  Adjustable font size  Adjustable line height  Left and...
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All week this week, we’ll be sharing letters to 2020 and 2021—Dear John and strawberry letters, respectively—from staff, contributing writers and contributing editors. Last year was, universally, hell for many of us, but it also had sun rays that shone brightly on us. How was your last year? What are you anticipating (or, intentions, as...
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In honor of Joe Biden winning his place as the United States’ 46th president of the United States (it maybe more apt to say Donald Trump lost?), The Lighthouse | Black Girl Projects offers 46 reasons it was beyond time for <whispers> president Donald Trump to vacate the White House and Washington, D.C. (We don’t...
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While the rest of the nation is either exploding or breathing a sigh of relief at the results of the November election, the state of Georgia is gearing up for another round of political battle. Voters in that state had best get ready. “I don’t think a lot of people realize what’s coming yet,” said...
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  The electorate is on ready and voting early this month, with lines queuing up outside many districts that allow voting before Election Day. A record 54 percent of voters  told federal officials they would be voting early this year, which is an increase from the 40 percent of voters who said they planned to...
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American politics has proven time and again that a presidential candidate has to win more than just the most votes in order to be president. Hillary Clinton lost the presidency in 2016, despite getting more votes than GOP candidate Donald Trump; she beat Trump by nearly 3 million votes that year, winning 48 percent to...
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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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