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The Unbelievable Reasons Behind the Astonishing Rate of Black Maternal Death

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By Dawn Washington As I’m watching a news story on the rise of maternal deaths in America, I’m shocked to learn that America leads the world in the number of maternal deaths. But that shock didn’t compare to what happened in me when I heard the stats related to maternal deaths among African American women and the reason why. Continue…

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Tell It Tuesday: When All Else Fails, Climb the Statue of Liberty

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Patricia Okoumou By Ta-ning Connai The Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July…what an ironic time and place to wage a protest against immigration laws, considering what both the monument and holiday stand for. It was the perfect place for Rise and Resist (a New York activist group) to oppose the Trump administration’s asinine policy of inhumanely snatching innocent…

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Tell It Tuesday: How Football Led Kaepernick to a Higher Calling

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Photo illustration by Cristiana Couceiro. Source photograph of Colin Kaepernick: Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/ Getty Images. By Ta-ning Connai There’s nothing like a man on a mission, especially a man who didn’t set out to be on one. Colin Kaepernick was getting busy on the turf when the call to activism came knocking. His stand against racial injustice came by…

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The Miseducation of Azealia Banks: 5 Takeaways from her The Breakfast Club Interview.

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Azealia Banks on the Breakfast Club By Brenda Alexander Azealia Banks has been hard for me to figure out. One minute, she’s professing the most thought-provoking, incense lighting ceremony worthy opinions and the next, what’s uttered from her tongue makes you eager to refer her to the closest clinical psychiatrist for an immediate diagnosis and treatment- or hire a crisis…

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Tell It Tuesday: Will Kanye Ever Be Great Again?

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Photo taken by Ta-ning Connai in her Santa Monica neighborhood By Ta-ning Connai As soon as we think we’ve recovered from Kanye’s last outrageous stunt…SURPRISE!….he hits us with another dose of untapped foolishness! He recently poured out some pretty glowing feelings about the POTUS and I suppose he had to ignore Trump’s racist, misogynistic and morally decayed views in order…

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Women’s March & White Women on What to do About White Female Trump Voters

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Women’s March 2018 By Erickka Sy Savané This past weekend marked a year that Donald Trump has been our Commander-in-Thief, I mean, Chief, and the moment was not lost on women. Just like one year ago when millions of women  joined together to march and make our voices heard this year was no different. Over 250 marches were held worldwide…

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Finding A Way In Trump’s America Through MLK’s ‘Drum Major Instinct’

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. By Erickka Sy Savané via Essence.comWhen it became official that the Electoral College had voted for Donald Trump my stomach dropped. And it’s been dropping every day since. Unfortunately, no amount of protest has changed that. But during times like this, it’s the voices of the great leaders who have come before us that speak…

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Liberal White Women On Why Conservative White Women Vote Against Themselves

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Photo via nbcnews.com By Erickka Sy Savané Like many, I have been following the Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones Senate race in Alabama. One minute, Democrat Doug Jones is ‘leading’ in polls in this state that Dems haven’t carried since 1992. Then two seconds later, Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually assaulting multiple teenage girls when he was…

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