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From #WomenBoycottTwitter To #WOCAffirmation: Being Silent On Twitter Isn't An Option For Many Black Women

Last week, when ESPN suspended Jemele Hill due to what they called a "second violation" of the network's social media guidelines, Black women on Twitter mobilized to show their support for the SC6 host, defending her right to free speech and calling out the double standard that allowed a Black women to be silenced on a public platform.

 
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ESSENCE REPORTS: What Happened To Kenneka Jenkins?

What the world knows about the death of Chicago teenager Kenneka Jenkins doesn't paint a full story — the 19-year-old went to a party with friends around 11:30 p.m. Friday and was found dead in a suburban hotel freezer after midnight on Sunday.

 
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With A Lens On The Black Lives Matter Era, Restless Classics Releases New Edition Of W.E.B. Du Bois' 'The Souls Of Black Folk'

To understand the driving force behind today’s current Black liberation movement, to recognize the historic pattern and large scope of state violence against communities of color, to dissect the most recent wave of white nationalism surging through the nation is to know the duality of African-American life presented by W.E.B Du Bois in The Souls of Black Folk.

 
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KENDRICK LAMAR’S ‘TO PIMP A BUTTERFLY’ IS REALLY A STORY ABOUT FALLING IN LOVE

Nothing is a coincidence.

It’s far from coincidence that an intersection of racial tension imploded in the heart of this nation during the hottest month of the year — a chain reaction set off by the mere movement of a young black man journeying towards his grandmothers house. His blackness. He would defy an entire police department by just being. That proverbial bull’s-eye painted on Michael Brown’s chest, that’s no coincidence either.

 
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TUPAC’S ‘2PACALYPSE NOW’ ALBUM HITS ADULTHOOD WHILE KEEPING CULTURAL RELEVANCY

It wasn’t his greatest. It’s not even his most popular. But what is clear about Tupac Shakur’s debut album, 2Pacalypse Now, is that it remains just as relevant as it was when we were wearing cross-colours and overalls in 1991.

Now was a deliberate first-person experience of life for a black person in America. Every word was calculated, every bar had purpose. And whether or not a 20-year-old Shakur understood the real significance of titling his debut after the critically acclaimed 1979 film Apocalypse Now, is assumed.

 
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That Time Beyonce’s Album Invalidated Every Criticism Of Feminism EVER

If you don’t know by now, you’ve been living under a rock.

Early Friday morning, Beyonce gave us all a heart attack when she released her self-titled visual masterpiece, Beyonce.

 
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Deconstructing a Mystery: What Caused Snowmageddon?

In the quiet after the storms, streets and cars had all but disappeared under piles of snow. The U.S. Postal Service suspended service for the first time in 30 years. Snow plows struggled to push the evidence off of major roads. Hundreds of thousands of Washington metropolitan residents grappled with the loss of electricity and heat for almost a week.