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Solange and Melissa Harris Perry Talk Black Girl Magic

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source by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com One fierce former TV host, one talented artist, and the sound of hundreds of Stanford University students yassss-ing at the same time. Continue!>>> Melissa Harris-Perry and Solange Knowles joined forces with Ali Shaheed Muhammad of A Tribe Called Quest and journalist Frannie Kelley, co-hosts of the popular podcast Microphone Check, and the music app…

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Ava DuVernay explores racism and criminal justice in “13th”

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by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com From slavery to Jim Crow, from police to employers, racism has been a part of our narrative as people of color. Legendary filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores how our justice system has been driven by racism in a new Netflix documentary, “13th.” Continue!>>> In an interview with Democracy Now!, DuVernay explained her film, saying, “13th is…

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Tell ‘Em Why You Mad, Solange

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source by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com Solange just wanted to dance. Solange, her husband, Alan Ferguson, her 11-year-old son Julez, and his friend attended an electronica concert at the Orpheus Theater in New Orleans over the weekend. Their group was “4 of about 20 black concert goers out of 1500 here. 4 out of maaaybbe 20 out of 1500,” Knowles…

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‘Remove the Kinks From Your Mind’: South African Students’ Fight Against Racism

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source by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com Across the world, women and girls are fighting for equal pay, equal rights, and access to quality education. In South Africa, students at the Pretoria High School for Girls are fighting against racism. #StopRacismAtPretoriaGirlsHigh started trending on Monday after a 13-year old student was pulled aside by a teacher and told that her afro…

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Celebs Speak Up for Justice

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by Tiffani Greenaway of MyMommyVents.com We’ve criticized athletes and celebrities for not using their platforms to speak about the injustices in our community. We’ve called them to the carpet for remaining tight lipped in the face of the mass shooting in Orlando or the massacre of Black men across our country. Continue!>>> In the wake of the recent police shootings…

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Louisiana school hits Rastafarian teen with ‘unlimited suspension’ over his dreadlocks

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via TheRawStory by Travis Getty  The ACLU of Louisiana has come to the defense of a Rastafarian boy who has been suspended from school and forbidden to return until he cuts his dreadlocks. The boy was sent home from South Plaquemines High School when classes resumed Aug. 8 because his dreadlocks extended beyond the collar of his shirt, in apparent violation of…

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Are the Proposed Army Changes (AR 607-1) Discriminatory to Women with Natural Hair?

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by Tia of www.naturallyfitandfab.com Thursday, March 19th, new army regulations as it relates to grooming and appearance were leaked online. The leaked information included a PowerPoint, Army Regulation 670-1 leader training, with explicit details and pictures explaining the new polices. Many of the new guidelines directly affect African American women in the Army. Updated Female Grooming Standards include the following: Clarifies…

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