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Liz Dwyer
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Los Angelista's alter ego
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Ben Carson's Not the Only One Who Doesn't Get Why Slaves Weren't Immigrants
Once upon a time in the late 1840s some of my Dwyer ancestors voluntarily got on a boat and left Ireland for the United States. Their goal: Escape the impoverishment and mass starvation  of the Irish by the British...and one day have that experience made fu...

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Chance the Rapper to Politicians: This Is What it Looks Like to Care About Black Kids
You know those folks who like to complain about an artist's social activism? The ones who say that actors, singers, or dancers need to shut up and stick to performing? On Monday, Chicago native Chance the Rapper essentially told all those complainers to hav...

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Do All Lives Matter? Not According to Black Women's Breast Cancer Mortality Rates
"As a picture of herself, She's a picture of the world..." #dressedinblack #melroseavenue #depechemode #losangeles #streetart A photo posted by Liz Dwyer (@losangelistaxoxo) on Jul 19, 2014 at 4:32pm PDT I didn't have much of a smile in this picture taken i...

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Do All Lives Matter? Not According to Black Women's Breast Cancer Mortality Rates
"As a picture of herself, She's a picture of the world..." #dressedinblack #melroseavenue #depechemode #losangeles #streetart A photo posted by Liz Dwyer (@losangelistaxoxo) on Jul 19, 2014 at 4:32pm PDT I didn't have much of a smile in this picture taken i...

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All I Really Want Is to Hear Prince Sing Live Again
Sixty-seven days since he passed, and the tears still come when I least expect it. How long will I keep wandering over to his Twitter account to check out what he's up to? I keep doing it out of habit, and then I remember. When my iTunes shuffles to  Anna S...

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Phife Didn't Choose Diabetes, But Is That What You're Doing?
"If you go up to someone and say "You on point Tip?" and they don't respond "All the time Phife." they can't be your friend." @michaelsmith — Dave (@TrapBasquiat) March 23, 2016 I never saw A Tribe Called Quest perform—when they hit up my college campus in ...

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5 Things I Learned at New Order's Los Angeles Concert
Back in the Dark Ages there was a radio station in Chicago called WBMX, and on weekend evenings it featured the Hot Mix 5 , the absolute best house music DJs on the planet. Every once in awhile on their "Saturday Night Live Ain't No Jive Dance Party" they'd...

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Heading to the Motherland—The (Kinda) White One
I’m on an Aer Lingus flight somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean, swiftly heading toward the Emerald Isle—the very place that some of my ancestors hail from. Over the past six weeks I've sifted through digital baptismal records, ship manifests, and census docu...

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Janet Jackson Is Probably Somewhere Giving a Side-Eye to Our Reaction to Lenny Kravitz's Penis
I should have learned my lesson that one time I clicked on the hashtag #EggplantFridays and learned that the term does not refer to vegetarian recipes. But on Tuesday when Lenny Kravitz's name started trending on Twitter and I checked to see what was up wit...
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