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Mo’ Money, Mo’ Power: Why Boycotting Actually Works

As Beyoncé says, “Best revenge is yo’ paper.” And Black girls like you have the power to spur change by kicking businesses that support racism and bigotry where it hurts most — in their wallets. By Princess Gabbara We’ve all seen the hashtags — #GrabYourWallet, #BoycottDelta, #DeleteUber, #BlackoutFriday, and more recently, #BoycottCovergirl. But launching an […]

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A Massachusetts High School is Punishing Black Girls for Wearing Braids

Having your hair examined while on public display. Being detained just for the way you look. Experiencing separation from others because you refuse to deny your culture. This isn’t a scene from a centuries-old auction block; it’s what’s been going down lately at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School in Malden, Mass. The Boston Globe reports […]

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9 Things to Get Poppin’ Now That It’s (Finally) Spring

By Ayanna Thompson After months of frigid weather and heavy layers, spring has finally decided to come through. In honor of the season’s debut, we’re bringing you an eclectic list of warm weather fun that’ll have you like:     1. Slay in sandals. Sure, those ankle booties were undeniably the absolute truth, but now it’s time […]

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The Republicans’ War on Women Still Rages

Let’s keep things all the way 100. What went down on the hill today (Jan. 5) was a straight up attack on women’s health and reproductive rights. House Speaker Paul Ryan stated that Republicans will completely defund Planned Parenthood as a part of their plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act (AKA “Obamacare”), leaving a […]

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12 Songs to Motivate and Inspire You in the Movement

Every Movement needs a soundtrack. As you do what you can to resist the normalization and corruption of a Trump “presidency” and all that comes with it, let these #FreedomSongs from across the decades inspire you, motivate you, and urge you to get involved and make a change. Compiled by Princess Gabbara and Andréa Butler […]

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