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An Unwelcoming Competition Between Black Brits and African Americans On Screen

There are differences within diversity.This issue scratches below the superficial veneer of diversity and is an eerie reminder of how minority groups are often pitted against one another. ...

Milo Yiannopoulos’s Trash Talking Tanks

I believe free speech not only has its limits, but that it also has a level of responsibility to promote civil discourse for the welfare of others, and reject hate speech which is a precursor to vi ...

Colleen Wing Gives Voice to Your Inner Feminist in Marvel's Comic

Watching Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing in NetFilx upcoming Iron Fist series, so satisfies one's inner feminist urge to butt kick the prevailing forces of misogynistic patriarchy. ...

Trump is Why We Need Black History Month

February 1 begins Black History Month, a national annual observance since 1926, honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans. ...

The Women’s March on Washington Highlighted Old and New Tensions

The number of people who took to the streets for Women’s March on Washington in D.C. ...

Bishop Eddie Long’s cautionary tale about homophobia

When news hit the airwaves that Bishop Eddie Long died from an unnamed aggressive cancer resulting in dramatic weight lost, many now throughout the Black Church community wonder if his death was du ...

Kim Burrell Reminds Us How the Black Church Uses, Abuses Gay Christians

Gospel music undeniably has a queerness at its roots that has not only shaped the genre but it has continued to give gospel music its enduring vibrancy.&nb ...

Velvetpark's Official 25 Queer Women of 2016

We would be remiss not to acknowledge that 2016 has been a deeply tumultuous year for many obvious social and political reasons. ...

Pope Francis Needs His Gay Priests

To the shock of many of us LGBTQ people of faith is the Vatican’s recent decision in the document “The Gift of Priestly Vocation,” to ban gays to the priesthood; thus, reaffirming it’s 2005 stance. ...

A congresswoman's public forum on how to survive a Trump presidency

Democratic Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District since 2013, has never been someone to shy away from difficult issues. ...

Laughing to keep from crying in “The Scottsboro Boys”

Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb’s production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is here’s now in Beantown. ...

Judge Orders NYPD to Disclose Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Protesters
the root
February 9, 2017

A judge has ordered the New York Police Department to disclose documents and video revealing the surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters at the city’s Grand Central Terminal in 2014 and 2015.

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The Local Roots Behind the Music of The Women's March
washingtoncitypaper.com
January 28, 2017

How longtime D.C. music icon Toshi Reagon helped put together the musical program of the historic Women's March on Washington.

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Watch a nightclub shooting in virtual reality? For Rose Troche, painful subjects make for powerful art
LA Times
January 28, 2017

Director Rose Troche takes on the eerily familiar theme of a mass shooting for her latest virtual-reality project at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Trump Calls Madonna Disgusting for March Remarks
Vulture
January 27, 2017

But remember that he spent several years trying to scam her into a date.

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6-Year-Old Girl's Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence
The Atlantic
January 27, 2017

They’re more likely to avoid games meant for “really, really smart” children.

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Compassion for Melania is Misguided — But it Isn’t Wrong
NY Mag
January 27, 2017

Melania doesn’t need your help, but someone else might.

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Woman in Viral Photo From Women’s March to White Female Allies: ‘Listen to a Black Woman’
the root
January 25, 2017

Angela Peoples did not come to the Women’s March on Washington to play. “White Women Voted for Trump.”

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Thanks to Trump, Scientists Are Going To Run For Office
The Atlantic
January 25, 2017

And they’ve got help.

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Constance Wu Says Casey Affleck’s Potential Oscar Win 'Will Be a Nod to Trump's'
jezebel
January 25, 2017

Constance Wu, who is “mom” on ABC’s delightful Fresh Off the Boat and in our hearts, had a lot to say about Casey Affleck’s Oscar nomination ...

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One Day at a Time's Coming Out Storyline Is a Breath of Fresh Air
E! News
January 9, 2017

Showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellet breaks down the decision to tell a Latino LGBT story on the new Netflix series

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'Sister Wives' Daughter Mariah Comes Out: ‘I’m Gay'
Us Weekly
January 9, 2017

Sister Wives’ Kody and Meri Brown’s daughter Mariah came out to her parents in the latest episode of the TLC show — read more

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The next wave of trans bathroom bills will be even worse: Inside Virginia’s nightmare anti-LGBT legislation
Salon.com
January 9, 2017

Virginia bathroom bill is a cut-and-paste job of the most discriminatory elements of previous legislative efforts

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A new LGBT community center opens in St. Louis, providing comfort, acceptance amid uncertain future
stltoday.com
January 9, 2017

Jane Wilson and Cassie Taylor spent Sunday afternoon on a couch in the library of a new community center run by Pride St. Louis.

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2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for anti-LGBT discrimination
LA Times
January 9, 2017

If you thought 2016 was a nasty, brutish year for LGBT rights across the country, 2017 is already shaping up to be much, much worse.

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Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil
Vanity Fair
December 17, 2016

NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s, shattered stereotypes in the process.

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Sarah Paulson Is Not Here For Your Concerns About Cat Fights While Filming Ocean's 8
jezebel
December 14, 2016

The light of my life Sarah Paulson is in the upcoming Ocean’s 11 reboot Ocean’s 8 along with Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett and more of your faves. And, to answer a very dumb question, she certainly isn’t worried ...

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Does this haircut make me look like a Nazi?
The Washington Post
December 7, 2016

How young fascists ended up with the same signature 'do as lefty metrosexuals.

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Some Showrunners Are Banning Rape as a Plot Device on Their Shows
jezebel
December 7, 2016

Much writing has been dedicated to the problems with how rape is used to motivate characters in our favorite television shows, particularly Game of Sex and Violence. Generally, women get raped and men get motivated to grow as characters because of that rape.

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Surviving Trump: Black Women Strengthen Coalitions, Practice Revolutionary Self-Care
the root
December 7, 2016

With only two months until inauguration, social justice advocates have been processing how the incoming regime will affect their work and are looking ahead with vigilance.

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