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How To Talk to Your Kids About the Contributions of African American Women

Harriet Tubman recently won a poll to get a woman on the $20 bill. While the poll was unofficial, it has led to a lot of arguing over whether the idea has merit, not all of it predictable: some… 392 more words

Unions push for more black women in leadership roles

African-American women account for one of America’s most unionized demographics — however, they are one of the most underrepresented groups in among the leadership of labor unions according to a new survey. 89 more words

For My Mother

For my mother

That loves so hard

That gives too much

That fights when there is no fight left

But fights again

That pushes and pulls and tugs and stands and cries and soars for her children… 196 more words

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Chalk Names Of Police Murder Victims Stretch Nearly A Mile In Baltimore | The Anti-Media

Baltimore, MD –  Last week, an artist in Baltimore began writing names of fatal victims of the police force along the sidewalk. She began with victims killed on May 1st of 2013 and wrote every name that was recorded until the present day. 36 more words

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Mrs. Me Too

I spent last Saturday night watching HBO’s Tales of the Grim Sleeper, a documentary about accused serial killer Lonnie Franklin Jr. You can watch the trailer below: 328 more words


Baltimore mayor seeks Justice Department probe of police, promises body cameras | Baltimore Sun

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked the Justice Department on Wednesday to conduct a full-scale civil rights investigation into the pattern and practices of the Baltimore Police Department — a probe that would examine excessive force, discriminatory harassment, false arrests, and unlawful stops, searches or arrests. 105 more words

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