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Black Greek Weekend Questions Cultural Appropriation At Tennessee University

“Whenever an issue is brought up, white students plead ignorance. And black students, it seems, are asked to move past it.” CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.–The Washington Post recently published a very interesting article about Greek organizations and step-shows at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. “Stepping” is integral to Black Greek fraternities and sororities. What I found interesting was that at UTC, …

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Studies Suggest That Racism Affects Childbirth

“Today, a college-educated Black woman like Samantha Pierce is more likely to give birth prematurely than a white woman with a high school degree.” Studies show that the rate of women who give birth prematurely is higher for Black women than white women, and that these babies also run the risk of dying at a way higher rate. “Scientists and …

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Black In Tokyo Documentary 2017

“Black in Tokyo was created with the intention of exposing people around the world to the black foreign experience of living in a homogenous country. Directed by Nigerian-American artist Amarachi Nwosu, the film follows five subjects, with origins ranging from West Africa to the U.S., narrating the different cultural challenges and opportunities of living in Tokyo, Japan.” Fore more information …

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Interview: Flip Or Flop’s Ashley and Andy Williams

Andy and Ashley Williams are military veterans and business partners who live in Fort Worth Texas. They are also successful real-estate investors who star in their own show on HGTV. Check out their interview with Tom Joyner Morning Show’s Sybil Wilkes. Your browser does not support iframes.. Flip or Flop Fort Worth airs on Thursdays at 9/8c. Read More: http://www.hgtv.com/shows/flip-or-flop-fort-worth ‘Flip Or …

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What It’s Like To Be Black In Humboldt County: How An Article Request Turned Into A Journalist’s Resignation

  Zera Starchild would never have imagined that accepting a request from a local journalist, to write about her experiences as a Black woman living in Humboldt County, would lead to such controversy. Starchild has lived in Humboldt County for almost 20 years and has raised two daughters of half German descent in the area. She is not an activist, …

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Slauson Girl Speaks: Black With A Capital B

(Originally published 2015 in Humboldt State University’s newspaper, The Lumberjack under my weekly column Slauson Girl Speaks) Writing about things such as race is bound to make people uncomfortable. Within this, my intention is never to insult anyone. My goal is to get people to think more broadly about systems and social constructs, using myself as an example through my …

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