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July 1, 2015

Why I Burned and Buried The Confederate Flag -- And America Should, Too

John Sims John Sims

My protest started by recoloring the Confederate flag black, red and green -- the colors of black nationalism. This was my way of arresting my own anxiety and fear of black erasure, both personal and collective.

Fire At Black Church In South Carolina Is Latest In String Of Blazes

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An Open Letter to Black Women About Mental Health

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Celebrating Missy Elliott's 44th Birthday With 14 Of Her Flyest Videos

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Teen Gives Valedictorian Speech At School Where Dad Is Custodian, Thanks Him For Sacrifices

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Kendrick Lamar's 7- Minute Video For 'Alright' Is A Must-Watch

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US Police On Track To Kill 1,100 People This Year

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Misty Copeland On Stepping Out From Behind The Other Swans

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MLK Statue Will Soon Stand Outside Of Georgia's Statehouse

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R&B Singer Kem On His Battle Overcoming Addiction

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Gary Younge: Summer Is Here And Somewhere In America, A Black Man Is About To Be Killed

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Report: Intimidating Police Tactics In Ferguson Incited More Unrest

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Misty Copeland Becomes First Black Female Principal In American Ballet Theatre History

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Obama's Overtime Reforms, Explained

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Two Sisters Tell ‘Heart Felt' Tale Of Taking Down Bad Cholesterol

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Kid President Has An Important Message For Parents Planning Family Vacations

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Nina Simone's Daughter Says New Documentary About Her Mother Gets It Right

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Women Are Revealing The Everyday Sexism Of #BeingFemaleInNigeria

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Redefining The ‘Traditional' American Family In 7 Stunning Images

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Discover The LGBTQ Archive That's Helping To Make Black Queer Lives Matter

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Cops Coach Chicago Youth Baseball League To Foster Peace In Crime-Ridden Neighborhood

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21 Signs You Might Be The 'Real Racist'

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CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Confederate Flag Parade Ends With A Hilarious Bang

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The Quality Of Health Care You Receive Likely Depends On Your Skin Color

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Washington University Made An Effort To Increase Diversity, And It Worked

12 Moments From The BET Awards That Made Us Do A Double Take

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Ava DuVernay: Activist Bree Newsome Is A 'Black Superhero'

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Death Row Exonoree Released Last Year Dies Of Lung Cancer

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John Lewis, Civil Rights Veteran, Asks Black Clergy To 'Fix' Voting Rights Act

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At Least 5 Black Churches Have Been Destroyed By Fire In The Past Week

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Supreme Court Will Re-Hear Texas Affirmative Action Case

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NAACP Leader Compares Woman Who Removed Confederate Flag To Rosa Parks

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4 Reasons Why Putting A Woman On The $10 Bill Isn't As Great As It Seems

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Nicki Minaj Wins Big At 2015 BET Awards

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The Incredible Ways Art Is Helping Charleston Heal

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Joe Biden Makes Surprise Visit To Charleston Church

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Why Charleston's Church Massacre Is An Act Of Terrorism

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Investigation Underway Of Another Fire At A Black Church In The South

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NASCAR Chief: Ban Confederate Flag

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Woman Removes Confederate Flag In Front Of South Carolina Statehouse

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Under The Rainbow -- Black, Queer And Not In The Mood For Pride

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Laurence Fishburne Set For 'Roots' Remake

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Beyoncé Poses In Cutout Swimsuit While On Vacation With Blue Ivy And Jay Z

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Anthony Mackie To Play MLK In HBO's 'All The Way'

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Misty Copeland's First Ballet Teacher Will Give You Many Feels Today

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8 Things Women Have Successfully Fought For Since NOW Was Founded

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N.W.A. Reunites For First Live Performance In 26 Years

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BET Awards Viewership Dips From 2014 Show

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Marlon Wayans Wants To Make 'White Chicks 2'

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Lee Daniels Inks News Deal With Fox

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NeNe Leakes Quits 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta'

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'Dope' Star Tony Revolori Is Your New Favorite Latino Nerd

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14-Year-Old Mo'ne Davis Is Taking Over the Sports World

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13 Women On The Politics Of Paying On The First Date

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Definitive Proof Haters Should Not Mess With Zendaya (Again)

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Kanye West Covered 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' And Nothing Else Really Matters

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Kobe Bryant Forgives Rape Tweet By Lakers Draft Pick

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Rapper DMX Arrested In NYC Over Unpaid Child Support

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2015 Class Of Oscar Voters Adds Diversity

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Dyana Williams: Who Is She And Why Is She 'The Godmother Of Black Music Month'?

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Two NBA Draftees Learn The Hard Way That Their Tweets Are Public

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Warren Sapp Charged With 3 Counts Of Domestic Abuse

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Lupe Fiasco Explains Why The Concept Of White Supremacy Is False

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