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May 26, 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.

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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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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Supreme Court Rules Prosecutors Violated The Constitution When Excluding Black Jurors

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Valedictorian Dismissed From Walking At Graduation Due To His Beard

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Modern African Women Don Their Ancestors' Clothing In Gorgeous Photos

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Tiq Milan Opens Up About Trans Male Visibility, His Advocacy Work And Liberation

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Police Body Camera Video Shows Cops Tasering Hallucinating Man To Death

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One Woman Is Helping Black Kids See Themselves In Books

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George Zimmerman Gun Sells For $250,000

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Drake, Beyoncé And Rihanna Lead 2016 BET Awards Nominations

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Whitney Houston's Estate Says 'Voice' Hologram Not Right Or OK

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The Meme-fication Of The 'Spicy Latina'

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Rare Copies Of 13th Amendment, Emancipation Proclamation Go On Sale

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Sir Mix-A-Lot Responds To Blake Lively Over 'LA Face, Oakland Booty' Joke

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Former Inmate With Ph.D. Has Big Plans To Pay It Forward

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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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NBA Decides Not To Suspend Draymond Green For Kick To Steven Adams' Groin

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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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BET Taps Will Packer, Erica Shelton Kodish To Take Over 'Being Mary Jane'

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Amber Riley To Body-Shamers: 'Let My Big A** Live!'

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Madonna Speaks Out After Panned Prince Tribute At Billboard Awards

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Tamar Braxton Leaving 'The Real' To Concentrate On Solo Career

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Women Artists Of Color Are Creating A Space To Talk About Change

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The Thunder Finally Made The Great Warriors Feel Like This

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Watch Seniors Try And Fail To Resist Beyoncé's 'Lemonade'

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LeBron James Flopped So Hard That 'LMAO LeBron' Started Trending

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Prince Used To Throw Pajama Parties At Magic Johnson’s Movie Theater

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Stop Policing Women's Voices

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Aspiring Teen Model Proves That Autism Won't Hold Him Back

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Paley Center Recognizes Hispanic Achievement In TV, And It’s About Time

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These Dancers Take Adele's 'Love In The Dark' To A Magical Level

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The Coloring Book That Turns Into One Stunning Panel Of Wall Art

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Curt Schilling Flat-Out Calls Stephen A. Smith 'A Racist,' Declines Debate

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