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Andrea Cambron
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Burying our black bodies in the age of Obama
Edit: This was a post written Dec. 2015 and never published I recently went home to celebrate my father's 70th birthday. My son and daughter delighted in seeing their grandfather light up with excitement as they ran around him in circles. I felt a sense of ...

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When Abusers Kill: How The Justice System Has Failed Women
The late Elaine Coleman Reprinted with permission fromAdell Coleman.  Original article on    Black Star News ADELL COLEMAN JUNE 27,2016 A few days ago my father, my two year old daughter and I visited my 75 year old grandmother and aunt. I sat quietly while...

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My Ode to Aqmeri: On Being Black and Being Beautiful
Let's talk about the black female body. Now, let's talk about the gaze. Like all women, black women's body types are vast and varied, short and tall, big and small, voluptuous and stick thin.  So when I say I wasn't impressed last year with the Vogue featur...

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Why Harassment Is Never A Compliment
I was driving home listening to the radio and the topic of the recent Hollaback!  video  of the woman being catcalled was brought up.  The male DJ/host was truly wondering what was so bad about men complementing women on the street.  He wanted to know why t...

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Why Harassment Is Never A Compliment: Life Lessons
I was driving home listening to the radio and the topic of the recent Hollaback!  video of the woman being catcalled was brought up.  The male DJ/host was truly wondering what was so bad about men complementing women on the street.  He wanted to know why th...

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What really matters in life: A life lesson from Jessie Spano and Claire Huxtable
Lately I have been feeling a little down. Not in the “woe is me” sort of way, but in a “how did I get myself into this” sort of way. I haven't been feeling like my self and as a result, a lot of things I have wanted to write about just aren’t finished becau...

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#Iftheygunnedmedown: What the conversation needs to turn into and Why Diversity and Inclusion need to be taught in Pre-K
I remember I was 18.  It was dark, and I was with my sister when I got pulled over by the police.  We were visiting relatives in Mississippi and had just left our cousins house and were heading back to another Aunts house where my parents were visiting.  My...

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Men, Rape and the disbelievers
Recently, I had the privilege
to   interview White House Senior Advisor
Valerie Jarrett   on the task
force to   protect students from sexual assault in
colleges . With the recent mass shooting in California, this brings
sexual assault on campuses across th...

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Ain't I a Woman?
Dave Chappelle is one of my favorite comedians.  He has a knack for talking about race in a way that leaves people thinking, and is only matched by few others.  He had a stand-up bit years ago that I will never forget in which he described how black people ...
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