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Affinity Community Services recently celebrated their 20th anniversary at Gallery Guichard in Chicago. The name of the event was Jazz N July. Affinity Community Services is a social justice organization that works with and on behalf of Black LGBTQ communities, queer youth, and allies to identify emergent needs, create safe spaces, develop leaders, and bridge communities…

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The House Judiciary Committee debated legislation (H.R. 7) that could force survivors of sexual violence to recount their assaults to, not counselors or law enforcement, but to guess who? Internal Revenue Service agents. Representative Chris Smith, R-N.J., is sponsoring a bill that requires women who needed abortion care and are also survivors of sexual violence…

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On Monday, May 20, DJ Nabs, Mike Mauldin, Latoya Wise, Shanti Das, Eboni Elektra and Chris Smith came together to celebrate the life of Chris Kelly.  This was a group of of people who knew Chris Kelly as more than just a rapper. Kelly’s family and true friends had a great time celebrating his life. RIP Chris…

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Rape is one of the most heinous crimes an individual can commit. Unfortunately, it seems that the Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives do not consider rape to be an unconscionable act. On May 4, 2011, Congress passed the Republican-proposed H.R.3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act.” It is an anti-choice bill…

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