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The upswing in acts of racial intimidation since Trump was elected President is a proven fact. However, some people still seem to doubt not only the mean behavior of adults but also children. The Southern Poverty Law Center released data earlier this week that states many of the acts of racial intimidation, harassment and violence…

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Known for his protest art, award-winning artist Adrian Franks shares his inspiration with rolling out for his new series, “Faith Under Fire.” In the series, Franks pays tribute to the nine innocent victims of the terrorist attack carried out by Dylann Roof at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C. and explores the history of violent attacks against Black churches in America. What has happened…

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  By all accounts Rachel Dolezal is a successful Black woman, community activist and educator. She is president of the Spokane NAACP, sits on a police oversight committee and teaches Africana studies at Eastern Washington University. She has been committed to the civil rights struggle for well over 20 years and is widely known as having been…

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David Nicosia seems to have gotten beside himself a bit. According to the Chicago Tribune, Nicosia is facing some serious charges after allegedly spitting on a Cook County judge and then slapping her with his open hand. Judge Arnette Hubbard, an African American professional and the first female president of black legal groups the National Bar…

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Tragedy struck at Detroit’s Motor City Pride last week when a 20-year-old gay man was beaten by a mob of men spouting homophobic slurs just a few blocks away from the parade. According to WXYZ, A Michigan-based ABC affiliate, hairstylist Christin Howard was attacked Sunday along Detroit’s Riverwalk, which is situated near Hart Plaza, where…

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As Americans mourn the senseless deaths of young black teens Trayvon Martin and Darius Simmons, Africans are now mourning the death of Cameroon gay rights activist Eric Ohena Lembembe, who was recently found dead in his home after being tortured and then murdered. According to Huffington Post and the Associated Press, the murder happened just weeks after Lembembe issued a public…

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  Just days after the senseless murder of gay Harlem resident, Mark Carson, New York City continues to see a disturbing spike in anti-gay hate crimes as a man was recently beaten by an apparent homophobe in the city’s East Village neighborhood. According to NightlifeGay.com, party promoter Dan Contarino was attacked on Monday night at Avenue…

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New York may be one of the nation’s most progressive cities when it comes to LGBT life. Sadly, that doesn’t mean that it’s always safe for LGBT people in the Big Apple. This past weekend, a Harlem resident was gunned down in Greenwich Village in an “anti-gay hate crime” that has sent shock waves through…

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Although strides are being made across the globe when it comes to LGBT rights and representation, hate and homophobia are still very much a part of the social landscape. Recently, such feelings of hate tragically culminated in the death of a young Russian man who was raped and tortured to death in an apparent hate…

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