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An Unwelcoming Competition Between Black Brits and African Americans On Screen

There are differences within diversity.This issue scratches below the superficial veneer of diversity and is an eerie reminder of how minority groups are often pitted against one another. ...

Milo Yiannopoulos’s Trash Talking Tanks

I believe free speech not only has its limits, but that it also has a level of responsibility to promote civil discourse for the welfare of others, and reject hate speech which is a precursor to vi ...

Colleen Wing Gives Voice to Your Inner Feminist in Marvel's Comic

Watching Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing in NetFilx upcoming Iron Fist series, so satisfies one's inner feminist urge to butt kick the prevailing forces of misogynistic patriarchy. ...

Trump is Why We Need Black History Month

February 1 begins Black History Month, a national annual observance since 1926, honoring and celebrating the achievements of African Americans. ...

The Women’s March on Washington Highlighted Old and New Tensions

The number of people who took to the streets for Women’s March on Washington in D.C. ...

Bishop Eddie Long’s cautionary tale about homophobia

When news hit the airwaves that Bishop Eddie Long died from an unnamed aggressive cancer resulting in dramatic weight lost, many now throughout the Black Church community wonder if his death was du ...

Kim Burrell Reminds Us How the Black Church Uses, Abuses Gay Christians

Gospel music undeniably has a queerness at its roots that has not only shaped the genre but it has continued to give gospel music its enduring vibrancy.&nb ...

Velvetpark's Official 25 Queer Women of 2016

We would be remiss not to acknowledge that 2016 has been a deeply tumultuous year for many obvious social and political reasons. ...

Pope Francis Needs His Gay Priests

To the shock of many of us LGBTQ people of faith is the Vatican’s recent decision in the document “The Gift of Priestly Vocation,” to ban gays to the priesthood; thus, reaffirming it’s 2005 stance. ...

A congresswoman's public forum on how to survive a Trump presidency

Democratic Congresswoman Katherine Clark, who has represented Massachusetts’s 5th Congressional District since 2013, has never been someone to shy away from difficult issues. ...

Laughing to keep from crying in “The Scottsboro Boys”

Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb’s production of “The Scottsboro Boys” is here’s now in Beantown. ...

Someone Tried to Sell Sia’s Nudes, So She Gave Them Away for Free
Vulture
November 10, 2017

Earlier this evening on Twitter, the performer posted a blurry image of the back of her naked body. She included the caption:

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Women Lost at Sea 5 Months Say Rescuers Tried to Kill Them
thecut.com
November 10, 2017

Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, saved after being lost at sea for five months, are now saying rescuers on a Taiwanese fishing boat tried to kill them.

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Anthony Bourdain: CNN Saved Us From Ending Up Like Quentin Tarantino
Deadline
October 29, 2017

The travel host and provocateur told a Produced By New York audience why he and his partners chose the news network over rival offers.

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Wieseltier, Halperin, Weinstein: Powerful, Lecherous Men
New Your Mag
October 29, 2017

From Harvey Weinstein to James Toback, Mark Halperin to Leon Wieseltier, powerful, lecherous men are still shaping our national narratives.

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Annabella Sciorra and Daryl Hannah Discuss Weighing the Costs of Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein
The New Yorker
October 29, 2017

In a continuation of Ronan Farrow’s investigation, he speaks with Annabella Sciorra, Daryl Hannah, and other women about their struggles with going public.

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Anish Kapoor banned from using colour-changing paint in ongoing rights war
dezeen.com
July 10, 2017

A feud that has previously seen Anish Kapoor banned from using the "world's pinkest pink" continues, and now extends to colour-changing paint.

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Jay-Z's New Album Features, His Mom Coming Out
jezebel
June 30, 2017

Late Thursday night Jay-Z, who brought back the hyphen but not the umlaut, dropped 4:44, an album that on the first few listens is some of his best work in years. It seems to be an intensely personal project, with Jay rapping about ...

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Fragile, Impetuous, Childlike: Highlights From Mika Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough's Response to Trump
the slot
June 30, 2017

Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have responded to Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter attack, in which the President of the United States and noted misogynist called Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and said that when he saw “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift"

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Which Misogynistic Cannes Films Was Jessica Chastain Putting on Blast?
NYmag
June 2, 2017

Where were you when Jessica Chastain dropped the hammer on the Cannes Film Festival?

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Chelsea Manning's Instagram Is the Best Thing Online
selectall
May 18, 2017

After seven years in a military prison, and out of brutalizing solitary confinement following multiple suicide attempts, pardoned whistle-blower Chelsea Manning finally walked out of prison today. And then she did what free, normal people do everywhere: She posted to Instagram.

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Young Women Aren't Closing the Great American Gender-Pay Gap
Bloomberg
April 4, 2017

Earnings have grown less equal over the last decade.

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China's hottest new boy band is actually made up of five androgynous girls — Quartz
Qz
March 31, 2017

Earlier this month, China's social network giant Tencent held a series of music events called "Husband Exhibition" at Chinese universities. The idea was to showcase new pop stars who appear on the company's online streaming site; the term "husband" is how China's female fans refer to male pop stars

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Judge Orders NYPD to Disclose Surveillance of Black Lives Matter Protesters
the root
February 9, 2017

A judge has ordered the New York Police Department to disclose documents and video revealing the surveillance of Black Lives Matter protesters at the city’s Grand Central Terminal in 2014 and 2015.

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The Local Roots Behind the Music of The Women's March
washingtoncitypaper.com
January 28, 2017

How longtime D.C. music icon Toshi Reagon helped put together the musical program of the historic Women's March on Washington.

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Watch a nightclub shooting in virtual reality? For Rose Troche, painful subjects make for powerful art
LA Times
January 28, 2017

Director Rose Troche takes on the eerily familiar theme of a mass shooting for her latest virtual-reality project at the Sundance Film Festival.

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Trump Calls Madonna Disgusting for March Remarks
Vulture
January 27, 2017

But remember that he spent several years trying to scam her into a date.

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6-Year-Old Girl's Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence
The Atlantic
January 27, 2017

They’re more likely to avoid games meant for “really, really smart” children.

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Compassion for Melania is Misguided — But it Isn’t Wrong
NY Mag
January 27, 2017

Melania doesn’t need your help, but someone else might.

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Woman in Viral Photo From Women’s March to White Female Allies: ‘Listen to a Black Woman’
the root
January 25, 2017

Angela Peoples did not come to the Women’s March on Washington to play. “White Women Voted for Trump.”

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