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May 30, 2016

Is The Face Of Young Black Feminism Light Skinned And Biracial?

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It's true-the face of the young, celebrated, modern-day black feminist is light skinned, or biracial. Think Amandla Stenberg, Willow Smith, and Zendaya Coleman. It's also true that it's been the the aesthetic of popular black feminists in the past. Think Angela Davis and bell hooks.

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Harvard Grad Delivers Powerfully Poetic Speech On Overcoming Injustice

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'Roots' Remake To Highlight Strong Black Female Narratives

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This Might Be The Most Racist TV Commercial Ever Made

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School Kids In Sudan Narrowly Escape Bombing Of Catholic School

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You've Never Heard Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Juicy' Sung Like This Before

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Golden State Forces A Game 7 In Epic Come-From-Behind Victory

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Meet The Black Woman Who Is Making Political History In Kentucky

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This Poet's Chilling Take On Black Death Is Heartbreakingly True

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Watch This Stanford Grad Student Tell Ad Execs How To Stop Colorism

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‘Eclipsed’ Production Duo On Breaking Through Broadway’s Glass Ceiling

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Differently-Abled Hip-Hop Artists Remind Us That Rap Has No Limits

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Twitter Perfectly Sums Up The Problems Every Black Girl Faces At The Salon

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Poverty Linked To Thousands Of Young Pregnancies During Ebola Crisis

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Zimbabwe Pardons Hundreds Of Female Inmates Amid Prison Food Shortages

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Lingerie Has A Diversity Problem. This Brand Is Changing It.

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Students Accused Of Assaulting Disabled Boy With Coat Hanger

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Bill O'Reilly: Black Lives Matter Is 'Killing Americans'

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1 Dead, 3 Injured In Shooting At T.I. Concert In NYC

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Hillary Clinton Solved A Problem Corporate America Can’t Seem To Fix

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Louisiana’s New ‘Blue Lives Matter’ Bill On Cop Killers Is Actually Pretty Redundant

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This Teen SLAYED Prom With Her 'Coming To America' Themed Gown

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Steve Harvey Opens Up About When He Was Homeless

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Federal Court Rules Ohio Voting Restrictions Are Unconstitutional

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Ohio Deputies Used Racist Language To Discuss Trayvon Martin

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Should Domestic Violence Victims Go To Prison For Killing Abusers?

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Pennsylvania Judge Orders Bill Cosby To Stand Trial For Sexual Assault

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Whoopi Goldberg Is Producing A Show About Trans Models

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Internet Access Isn't Just A Tech Issue. It's A Civil Rights Issue.

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How This Rapper Is Using Music To Speak Out Against Racism

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Kerry Washington Opens Up About 'Toxicity' In Her Life Before 'Scandal'

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Teen Girls At Homeless Shelter Learn To Code, Work Toward Bright Futures

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Supreme Court Bars GOP Congressmen From Defending Racially Gerrymandered Map

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5 Things We Learned At 'EmpowerHer Conference' That All Black Girls Should Know

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Obama Signs Bill Removing 'Oriental' and 'Negro' From Federal Laws

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This Project Powerfully Captures The Wonders Of Black Joy

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This State Is Making Sure That Blue Lives Matter

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Popular Nigerian 'Queens Of Africa' Doll Line Is Coming To America

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Mom Of 'Stuff Curry' Has A Powerful Message For Fat-Shamers

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Viral Photo Shows Haiti-Born West Point Cadet Overwhelmed By How Far He's Come

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Jane Fonda, Sharon Stone And Alfre Woodard Share A Potent Message

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For All They've Been Through This Year, The Thunder Deserve This

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Latina Artist Celebrates Her Natural Hair And Curves In Empowering Comics

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Why Having The 'Ideal' Partner Doesn't Mean You'll Be Happy

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James Jones And Teammate On Precipice Of Making Sixth Straight NBA Finals

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How Zika Is Making Couples Question Their Pregnancy Timelines

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Lisa Marie Presley On The Extreme Highs And Lows Of Being Married To Michael Jackson

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Former Drug Dealer Turns Life Around, Graduates From Ivy League

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A Burlesque 'Purple Rain' Is The Ultimate Tribute To Prince

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Master Lego Builder Recreates Iconic Scenes From Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

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Deion Sanders Offers Support To Former Teammate Struggling With Alcohol, Depression

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What I Wish Men Knew About That Creepy Guy At Starbucks

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Did Draymond Green Just Intentionally Take Down Another OKC Player?

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Steph Curry And The Warriors Looked Human In Game 4, So Of Course Twitter Went Wild

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Blac Chyna And Rob Kardashian's Unborn Baby Makes Instagram Debut

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5 Words To Remember The Next Time Someone Breaks Your Trust

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NBA Says Green And Jones Situations Are 'Completely Different'

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Serena Williams Hitting Trick Shots Is Slammin' Entertainment

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10 Things You May Not Know About Me: Heather Headley Of 'The Color Purple’

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VH1's Hip Hop Honors Returns, Focusing On The Ladies

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MC Hammer Is Actually Afraid Of Hammers

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How This Former NFL Player Became A Feminist Activist

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