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The Challenges of Raising a Black Girl to Feel Beautiful

Christine Michel Carter discusses the strategy she uses with her seven-year-old daughter, Maya.  “My efforts to help her think of black women as beautiful in their own right has included calculated conversations since she was four—because I know the female…

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These Heroes Are Saving Black Feminist Classics by Putting Them on Wheels

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, a queer, black feminist author, Julia Roxanne Wallace, and Courtney Reid-Eaton responded to the unavailability of black feminist texts in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina by creating a bookmobile by transforming an Airstream trailer into what…

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Hotels Grapple With Racial Bias

A hotel clerk calls a black guest a “monkey.”  A white guest asks a black woman and her daughter if they bathed before swimming in the hotel pool. Elaine Glusac reports on incidents of racial bias like these that African…

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Trauma Victims Trained as Healers

Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Mike Newall describes the Healers, the nine young black men completing “a [nine week] Drexel University . . . program that teaches young black men, all victims of trauma, to work through their own experience and to…

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Voting while black: the racial injustice that harms our democracy

Carol Anderson, Charles Howard Candler professor of African American studies at Emory University, gives numerous examples of black voter suppression in the 21st century.  Click here to read the complete essay.

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