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Straight Outta Compton: Another step in the legacy of erasing Black women

This post contains spoilers for the film Straight Outta Compton.

Straight Outta Compton crushed the box office this weekend, providing commentary on street life and shining a bright light on police brutality in the 80s and 90s.

This post contains spoilers for the film Straight Outta Compton.

Straight Outta Compton crushed the box office this weekend, providing commentary on street life and shining a bright light on police brutality in the 80s and 90s.

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The Holy Trinity Explained

If the internet is good for nothing else, it can be relied upon for it’s witty references and smart euphemisms. So if you’re a regular on Tumblr, then you’ve seen Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj referenced collectively as the Holy Trinity

If the internet is good for nothing else, it can be relied upon for it’s witty references and smart euphemisms. So if you’re a regular on Tumblr, then you’ve seen Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Nicki Minaj referenced collectively ...

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Instead of trolling a lion hunter, we should #SayHerName

The recent social media onslaught against a feckless lion-killing Minnesota dentist tells us a lot about the nature — and uselessness — of online outrage, especially when directed at a single target. 

The recent social media onslaught against a feckless lion-killing Minnesota dentist tells us a lot about the nature — and uselessness — of online outrage, especially when directed at a single target. 

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Why sharing the McKinney video is “exposing” racism at the expense of Black women

The video of a McKinney police officer assaulting a 14-year-old Black girl has had millions of views, hundreds of thousands of shares, and its screenshots have formed the backdrop of most articles I have seen online since.

The video of a McKinney police officer assaulting a 14-year-old Black girl has had millions of views, hundreds of thousands of shares, and its screenshots have formed the backdrop of most articles I have seen online since. ...

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Watch: Viola Davis accepts SAG award and talks diversity in Hollywood

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, Viola Davis won the title of outstanding lead actress in a drama and gave this great speech on diversity and representation in Hollywood, thanking the creators of How to Get Away With Murder for believing that a “sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old, dark-skinned, African-American woman who looks like me.” 

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards last year, Viola Davis won the title of outstanding lead actress in a drama and gave this great speech on diversity and representation in Hollywood, thanking the creators of How to Get ...

Black women with hands raised in fists, cell phones up documenting protests, holding signs. The woman in the center is a femme in bold red lips.

Women at the forefront of #BlackLivesMatter protests

If you’ve been paying attention to who’s been behind the scenes of much of the action in the aftermath of the extrajudicial murders of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, you might have noticed that Black women are at the forefront of the movement. 

If you’ve been paying attention to who’s been behind the scenes of much of the action in the aftermath of the extrajudicial murders of Eric Garner and Mike Brown, you might have noticed that Black women are ...

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