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There was a time when the narratives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement’s heroes belonged to us, Black people. After Dr. King’s stock went public in 1986, the first year of the national holiday, that all changed. If you want to witness the fruits of White supremacy’s labor, pay close…

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For many LGBT individuals, coming to terms with their sexuality can be a difficult experience. And with the pressures of homophobia, traditional relationships and family values weighing on the minds of many young LGBT people, it’s easy to see why many of them try to dismiss their own sexuality and end dating people of the…

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Jason Collins He is first African American male who admitted to being gay while still playing in the NBA. Jason plays for the Washington Wizards. At the end of this season he will be a free agent.  He wears the number 98 in memory of a hate crime against a young gay male. Jason Collins…

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Zora Neale Hurston Vixens and baby mommas were not the representations of black femininity and womanhood that authors like Zora Neale Hurston, Angela Davis and Audre Lorde imagined for the future. These authors were literary pioneers who paid the price for setting their rebellious spirits free on paper. One of the great female authors to come out of the Harlem Renaissance,…

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The New York premiere of ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ held at The Schomburg Center Langston Hughes Auditorium.  ‘Free Angela and All Political Prisoners’ is a documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four…

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Harlem Arts Alliance Presents: On the “A” w/Souleo When one hears the name of social justice activist, Angela Davis a litany of connotations are immediately formed whether they are accurate or not. The documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners aims to correct misconceptions and reveal hidden truths behind the woman who was marked a…

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