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Dr. Dona Kim Murphey, is a neuroscientist and neurologist, community organizer, and historian of science. She is the director of scientific affairs at CortiCare, an EEG diagnostics company and the director of medical initiatives for Project Lifeline. Murphy is also on the boards of directors for America and the Korean American Association and Community Center…

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Gabrielle Union posts one thoughtful post a week on her Instagram account as part of her Woman Crush Wednesday series — in which she praises one “dope woman” every Wednesday — and has said her decision to start the series came as she wanted to fight back against the online trolls who are “committed” to tearing people down. “You…

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Children across the United States who are traumatized, neglected, abused and abandoned wind up in the foster care system. According to the Administration for Children and Families, a  division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,  437,500 children were in the foster care in 2016. Tashima Dukes was once one of those children,…

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When in the presence of William “Dock” Walls, especially after having the opportunity to watch him address a crowd, one can’t help but wonder, “Why isn’t this man in elected office?” A Chicago native with a law degree and an entrepreneurial background, Walls has a long history of community activism balanced with a political pedigree…

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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer famously convicted for murder and spent 19 years in prison before the charges were dismissed, has died at age 76. According to numerous reports, Carter died of prostate cancer early this morning at his home in Toronto. Carter founded the nonprofit organization Innocence International in Toronto to assist inmates who are possibly wrongly convicted.

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The annual gayest city in America has been released — and shockingly San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York are somehow absent from the list. The criteria for what makes a great gay city is fluid and in constantly flux, according to the organizers of this yearly list. Take a look at what is considered…

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Lisa Britt is an advocate for HIV prevention. She is an African American woman living with HIV in Atlanta, one the more than one million people in the U.S. living with the disease. Diagnosed with HIV in 2003, she encountered the virus through unprotected sex with her then-boyfriend, a man she describes as being in…

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