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meet Juanita Harrison - alone, ambiguous, and free

You may be familiar with pioneering Black women like Ida B. Wells, Josephine Baker, Mary McLeod Bethune, Harriet Tubman, but how about Juanita Harrison? I first learned about Juanita Harrison through of a book ( 701 more words

Oklahoma City Cop Caught & Charged With Sexually Violating African American Women [Video]

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Doesn’t it seem like every day some crazy story involving a police officer is in the headlines?

As of late it seems to have been the authorities themselves giving somebody grief; but now, the “shoe is on the other foot” so to speak, as an Oklahoma City police officer found himself under arrest Thursday and charged in relation to a string of violent sex crimes that investigators say he committed while on duty, according to CBS affiliate News 9. 405 more words

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Experiencing history: The new National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel through one photographer’s lens

By Jessica Greenstein

While on assignment in April covering the NCAA Women’s Final Four tournament in Nashville,Tennessee, I took advantage of a free day and drove the three and a half hours to Memphis to photograph the newly reopened National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. 404 more words

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My Little Blog

I’m starting to enjoy this blogging thing.  I guess I could be grateful for one thing that came out of being Teaching Assistant for those summer classes.   383 more words


Natural Hair at AfroPunk!

Hey Lovers!

Hope you all had an amazing weekend, and I hope that some of you were able to make it out to Brooklyn for the annual… 313 more words

Additional thought on the end of Summer...

A thought crossed my mind–was thinking about sharing a couple of photos on Facebook and I was inspired to write a Haiku.  Except I’m still learning what the heck is a haiku so I think I’ll just write some “prose.” 77 more words


Feeling Better

So today is the first day in about 2 months that I woke up and felt a modicum of happiness.  A glimmer of “okay-ness” that felt semi-permanent and wasn’t fleeting, as if it would go away within the first hour of my being awake.   805 more words