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alyssa milano, Black Women, Feminism, Harvey Weinstein, Me Too, Me Too Campaign, Nation, Newsletter, race, Sexual Assault, Tarana Burke, women -

The #MeToo movement was originally created by social activist Tarana Burke 10 years before the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

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#BlackGirlMagic, #BlackLivesMatter, Black Women, Cross Post Now, Elle Magazine, Nation, Newsletter, race, Twitter -

The hashtag lends itself to the "strong, black woman" archetype, Dr. Linda Chavers writes in the Elle article "Here's My Problem With #BlackGirlMagic."

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Barack Obama, Black Women, Cross Post Now, Newsletter, Politicker Home, PolitickerOne, Politics, race, Racism, Valerie Jarrett, women of color -

NewsOne’s PolitickerOne blog tackles some of the most important topics in politics: Election 2016, moves by the Obama administration, voting rights, lawmaking, and the way that elected officials represent our communities. Three times a week, we will go beyond the mainstream media’s “pack” coverage of politics to highlight the underreported aspects of how politics and policy […]

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It was recently announced that the "Only" rapper would executive produce a sitcom for the network based on her childhood and timeline to international stardom. DeGeneres, a friend of the artist, aired a parody on The Ellen Show this week depicting little Onika -- as well as her parents and family dog -- with large buttocks.

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Black Women, Cross Post Now, Discrimination, DSTRKT, London, Nation, Newsletter, Nightclub, race, Racism -

  Editor’s Note: A Getty image published as a thumbnail to accompany this article on Oct. 2, 2015 showed the interior of Washington D.C. sports bar Cheerz DC — not that of DSTRKT in London. Cheerz DC is in no way associated with the London club referenced in this article. The image has since been removed. We […]

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Black Women, Cross Post Now, Money, News One Now, Newsletter, NewsOne Now, race, Roland Martin, Wealth -

A new Forbes report that details the wealth and opportunity disparities between Black women and their White counterparts has been released. President Barack Obama addressed this issue during his Congressional Black Caucus Foundation ALC Phoenix Awards dinner, saying: “It is an affront to the very idea of America when certain segments of our population don’t […]

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Black Women, club, Cross Post Now, Discrimination, DSTRKT, London, Nation, Newsletter, Protest, race, Racism, World -

Chanting "shame on you" at #racistclub #dstrkt pic.twitter.com/mlarULsgh3 — usayd (@usayd) September 29, 2015 As promised, the women turned away from a London club for being “too dark” and “too fat,” took to the streets with supporters Tuesday night to protest the alleged racial discrimination. The women — Lin Mei, Zalika Miller, Reisha and Tasha Campbell — arrived […]

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Black Women, Cross Post Now, Discrimination, DSTRKT, London, Nation, Newsletter, Nightclubs, race, Racism, World -

A group of Black women are speaking out against a trendy London nightclub after they were denied entry for being "too fat" and "too dark."

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Barack Obama, Black Women, Congressional Black Caucus, Cross Post Now, Economy, Equal Pay, Money, Nation, Newsletter, race, Wage Gap -

Despite major strides Black women remain at the bottom of the wage gap, a new Census Bureau report notes.

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2015 mtv vmas, beef, Black Women, Cross Post Now, Entertainment, Miley Cyrus, Nation, Newsletter, Nicki Minaj, race, Racism, Taylor Swift -

When Nicki Minaj accepted her MTV VMA award for Best Hip-Hop Video for "Anaconda," she reminded Miley Cyrus, not to come for her.

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Azealia Banks, Black Women, Cross Post Now, Entertainment, Madame Tussauds, Nation, Newsletter, Nicki Minaj, race, women in media -

Azealia Banks predicted many would be inappropriate with Nicki Minaj's wax figure. Turns out, she was right.

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Black Women, Comic, Cross Post Now, Devil and the Dinosaur, Diversity, Entertainment, Good News, Lunella Lafayette, Marvel, Moon Boy, Moon Girl, Nation, Newsletter, race -

Marvel has reinvented Moon Boy and the Devil and the Dinosaur with a new young Black woman named Moon Girl.

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Black Women, Crime, Cross Post Now, Death, Jail, Kindra Chapman, Nation, Newsletter, Police, Police Brutality, Prison, race, Sandra Bland, suicide -

Authorities in Alabama claim a teen committed suicide in a jail cell an hour after being arrested, another suspicious case of a Black woman dying in police custody in the past week. Kindra Darnell Chapman, 18, was jailed last Tuesday for allegedly stealing someone’s phone on the street, according to the Huffington Post. Chapman was charged with […]

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#AskRachel, Black Lives Matter, Black Women, blackness, Cross Post Now, exclusive video, NAACP, Nation, Newsletter, NewsOne Now, race, rachel dolezal, transracial, Video -

As Rachel Dolezal continues to defend her identity as a Black woman, the 37-year-old is leaving even more people puzzled, recently claiming she might not be biologically related to her parents. Shortly after her interview on The Today Show with Matt Lauer, Rachel opened up to Savannah Guthrie on NBC News about her race and ethnicity. Dolezal, […]

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Black Women, Cross Post Now, matt lauer, NAACP, Nation, Newsletter, race, rachel dolezal, Racism, Today Show, transracial -

In a 10-minute-long Today Show interview Tuesday morning, the former president of the Spokane, Wash. chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) confirmed what we already knew. Rachel Dolezal, in all her braids and “natural” curly ‘fro glory, identifies as a Black woman. It’s no secret. Dolezal’s biological (and White) […]

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black mother and baby

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1 in 5 American women beyond childbearing years never gave birth as fewer couples, particularly higher-educated whites, view having children as necessary to a good marriage.

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Im Not Biracial

There were 784,764 U.S. residents who described their race as white and black in the last census. But that number didn’t include Laura Martin, whose father is black and mother is white.

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I recently watched a television show about standards of beauty around the world. I sat in awe as little Chinese girls went ga-ga for White Barbie, and their mothers and sisters stood in a drive-thru line to have a surgeon slice away the fat from their eyelids to make them more Euro-chic.

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