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The Stigma of Black Suicide is Killing Us

When the first news reports of Robin Williams’ death hit the media, few questioned the report that the country's most beloved comedian had committed suicide. ...

Tenacious as Hell, Vividly: Wanda Ewing

Exactly four years ago, I noticed some small prints at a salon on the Upper East Side, the last place I expected to encounter art so critically charged. ...

Sinead O'Connor Pens Thoughtful Note To Clueless Miley Cyrus

Sinead O'Conn0r penned a thoughtful open letter to Miley Cyrus after the young singer had sited her elder stateswoman of song as an inspiration for "Wrecking Ball". ...

Aquarius Full Moon; The Water Bearer And The Lioness

I have been thinking a lot about responsibility lately, what I’m tied to, what I love, what I am creating, maintaining and magnetizing. ...

LGBTQ Christians Embracing celibacy

No joke. Progress has been made on federal and state levels concerning LGBTQ civil rights but many churches, especially in certain religious conservative circles, are far behind. ...

African American sisters aging with HIV and co-morbidities

Imani (not her real name) was thirty-two when she contracted HIV. Surrounded by sister-friends who died from the virus, Imani did not expect to reach middle age. ...

Haiti Glass, Lenelle Moïse

Sometimes hearing hard truths are easier when packaged in poetic verse. ...

Divided LGBTQ communities on Israeli-Palestine conflict

As Secretary of State John F. Kerry flies to the Middle East to broker an Israeli- Palestine cease-fire, the tensions of this conflict have also divided our Boston LGBTQ communities. ...

Malala Yousafzai Speaks Out Againt Nigerian Kidnapped Girls

The 17 year old education activist, Malala Yousafzai, spoke to the parents of the girls kidnapped by Boko Haram. ...

Capricorn Full Moon; Gods Of Change

I’m flying straight into it. I have no other choice. When the pull is this great there are only two options: resist all and be torn to pieces or risk all and be torn to pieces. ...

In 2014 still not Independence Day for women

This month we celebrate the Fourth of July with rounds of festivities marking America's 238 years of independence. ...

Artist Reveals Lewinsky Nod in Clinton Portrait
NYMag
March 2, 2015

It’s a reminder of America’s original blue-dress-related trauma.

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Scenes from Daily Life Inside ISIS-Controlled Mosul
vanityfair.com
February 27, 2015

Molly Crabapple sketches a source’s descriptions and images of life in Mosul, an Iraqi city transformed under militant control.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler: This Is How We Will Ensure Net Neutrality
WIRED
February 27, 2015

I am proposing the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections, banning paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services.

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ISIS Destroys Mosul Museum Collection and Ancient Assyrian Statues [UPDATED]
hyperallergic.com
February 27, 2015

A video released on Thursday by ISIS shows members of the terrorist organization destroying ancient Assyrian artifacts at Mosul Museum. Archaeologists told the UK’s Channel 4 that many if not all of the sculptures shown being smashed at the Mosul Museum are in fact replicas of the originals.. snap.

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Happy National Adjunct Walkout Day
gawker
February 25, 2015

If you find your college classroom un-taught today, do not be alarmed: it's for a good cause.

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Down and dirty fairy tales: How this rediscovered stash of darker-than-Grimm stories destroys our Prince Charming myths
Salon.com
February 25, 2015

The translator of a newly discovered trove of 150-year-old tales on the gender-bending surprises found there

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Season of the witch: why young women are flocking to the ancient craft | World news
The Guardian
February 25, 2015

Rapper Azealia Banks brought witchcraft back into the mainstream by tweeting ‘I’m really a witch’. But women in the US have been harnessing its power for decades as a ‘spiritual but not religious’ way to express feminist ambitions

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What Happened When a Handsome, White Actor Shed a Tear Over 'Glory'
The Root
February 24, 2015

Actor Chris Pine cried over the John Legend-Common performance, and suddenly civil rights has a new “hero.”

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Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire
The Washington Post
February 24, 2015

This is a strange, contradictory moment for feminism.

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The Academy’s Dirty Secret
slate
February 23, 2015

An astonishingly small number of elite universities produce an overwhelming number of America’s professors.

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I read only non-white authors for 12 months. What I learned surprised me | Sunili Govinnage | Comment is free
The Guardian
February 23, 2015

Reading science fiction, chick lit and fantasy novels by writers of colour for a year brought home to me just how white my reading world was

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When Arty Music Videos Rip Off Artists
hyperallergic.com
February 20, 2015

Another day, another artist's work is put to commercial use without permission. The latest victim is New York–based photographer Asger Carlsen, who took to Instagram to point out a startling similarity between a piece from his 2010 series Wrong and

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This Is the Conversation We Need to Be Having About the Female Libido Pill
Mic
February 20, 2015

There is no such thing as female Viagra.

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The Best of Haruki Murakami’s Advice Column
Vulture
February 20, 2015

Listen to Ray Charles and spend your time wiping your tears.

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A Letter From Jack White to the Media
jezebel.com
February 16, 2015

Poor Jack White just can't catch a break with the media, it seems: first, his tour rider was leaked by the University of Oklahoma's student newspaper, where it was revealed he likes a very specific type of guacamole; then, NPR took a gentle ribbing to the ride ...

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3 Science-Backed Tips for Better Online Dating
Science of Us
February 16, 2015

Here comes some research to make your experience of swiping and messaging less depressing.

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Why Did WNYC Delete Its Podcast on the Male 'Expert' on Women in Tech?
gizmodo.com
February 13, 2015

An episode of NPR's On the Media podcast TLDR was unceremoniously removed from the On the Media website today, and people are not at all happy. Rightly so.

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FBI Director, Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist
New York Times
February 13, 2015

The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, delivered an unusually candid speech on Thursday about the difficult relationship between the police and African-Americans...

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Want to Know How Your Relationship Is Going? Take a Look At Your Apartment
Mic
February 12, 2015

The answers may be all around you.

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