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Janelle Monáe has been cast as Dorothy Pitman Hughes in the forthcoming Gloria Steinem biopic. The 33-year-old actress and singer joins Julianne Moore and Alicia Vikander, who both portray the titular women’s rights activist at various stages in her life, for the adaptation of the late protestor’s 2015 feminist memoir, My Life on the Road. The…

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While feminism and the grassroots #MeToo organization have experienced surges in participation and awareness, the Trump administration could potentially deliver a swift blow to women’s rights with a potential rule to be voted on regarding abortion. The rule could potentially restrict where federal monies are allocated with respect to abortion. The aim is to separate…

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Bill Cosby appeared outside the courthouse after his conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault void of emotion, expression, and all the charm that the now-disgraced all-American TV dad once had. The 80-year-old has never had much to say outside of simply denying the allegations, regarding the mounting allegations that stem back several decades.…

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Actress and comedian Amanda Seales, formerly known by her stage name Amanda Diva, has discovered the essence of what it truly means to be “funny” but in her own voice, of course. The 36-year-old intellectual will make you laugh and have a “come to Jesus” moment at the same time. Contrary to the hypersexualized route…

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Women’s History Month drew to a close, or should we say a crescendo this past week with two special March end-of-the-month events, where women were celebrated and given a platform to share their thoughts on a host of topics, including the F word: feminism. At the Apollo Theater’s panel discussion, Bold Soul Sisters: A Revolution…

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Aziz Ansari tackled the weighty issue of feminism in a fairly simple way this week. During his recent appearance on “The Late Show,” the comic gave a pretty simple explanation for how to determine if one is a feminist or not.

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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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