Amandla Stenberg’s New Project Is A Tribute To All Badass Black Women

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Amandla Stenberg says we need more badass girls — and she’s helping to make that happen. The 16-year-old actress, who is widely-recognized for her activism around social and cultural issues — is, yet again, speaking up and speaking out for women of color who often go under- and misrepresented. This time, Stenberg is using her talent to create an exciting new ...

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Calling Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ Is Racist, Just Not For The Reason You Think

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actor Idris Elba poses in the press room during the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Loews Hollywood Hotel on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)

Earlier today, James Bond author Anthony Horowitz posted a public apology viaTwitter following comments he made in a recent interview about actor Idris Elba. Talking toThe Daily Mail on Aug. 29, Horowitz declared that Elba is “too street” to play Bond on the big screen. There was an almost instant outrage. Horowitz’s comments were dismissed by livid Internet users and writers as racist, ...

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16 Captivating Photos Of Black Women Reclaiming Their Bodies

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One student didn’t like the way society portrayed black women and chose to do something about it. “All the images that we see of women of color… we over-sexualize, fetishize and [eroticize] them,” Jo’Nella Queen Ellerbe, 22, said. “[We] don’t really have control of those images.” So Ellerbe decided to produce a photo project at Brown University with other students, Jacinta Lomba, 20, and ...

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Fox News Suggests Black Lives Matter Is A ‘Murder’ Movement, ‘Hate Group’

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Fox News ran an onscreen banner during Monday night’s episode of “Fox & Friends” referring to the Black Lives Matter movement as a “murder movement,” and one Fox host wondered why the movement wasn’t labeled a hate group. “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade was speaking with Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke about the death of Deputy Darren Goforth of Harris County, Texas, who ...

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This Amazing 10-Year-Old Wants To Help Make Girls More Confident

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Olivia Allen, 10, has already taken her first steps to becoming a philanthropist. Allen, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted a free conference for her peers on Aug. 22 titled, “I Can Be: Girls Confidence Conference.” “It’s important to give back,” Allen told The Huffington Post. “There are a lot of people in our community and if I help someone, ...

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Sanaa Lathan On The Marginalization Of Black Actors: ‘Hollywood Has A Ways To Go’

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Sanaa Lathan recently shared her candid thoughts on relationships and Hollywood in a discussion with The Huffington Post. On September 11, the 43-year-old actress will undoubtedly wow audiences when “The Perfect Guy,” in which she stars in alongside Michael Ealy and Morris Chestnut, debuts in theaters. The film follows Lathan’s character Leah, who is caught in the middle of a relationship ...

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Fox News Guest Host Calls Black Lives Matter A ‘Criminal Organization’

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - MAY 30:Comedian Tom Shillue performs at Route 66 Casino Legends Theater on May 30, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)

While guest-hosting Fox News’ “The Five” on Monday, comedian Tom Shillue denounced the Black Lives Matter movement as organized criminals whose protests should be stopped and whose leaders should be arrested. “I think it’s shut-it-down time,” he said of the movement, which grew from repeated instances of unarmed black men being killed by white police officers in the past year. ...

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These Rare Photos Of 19th-Century Black Citizens Are Revolutionary

In this Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, photo, an 1891 portrait of Johanna Jonkers, sitting for a London Stereoscopic Company photographer, hangs with other portraits made in studios across Britain in the 19th and early 20th century, being installed for the show "Black Chronicles II" at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art in Cambridge, Mass. The show runs from Wednesday, Sept. 2, through Friday Dec. 11, 2015. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Some faces are pensive; others are proud. Some are known; others are obscure. All are black. Rare, striking and never-before-seen portraits of black citizens in Victorian-era England are going on display for the first time in the U.S., and organizers say the photographs have a powerful message for contemporary Americans riven by racism. “There’s a healing ...

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How The ‘Art Hoe’ Movement Is Redefining The Selfie For Black Teens

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If you’ve never heard or seen the phrase “art hoe” before, it might seem a little jarring. The term has been popular on the Internet and social media platforms for at least a year, but recently, it was introduced to a wider audience as a new movement in which women of color are revolutionizing the selfie as an art form. ...

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More Black Patients Are Getting Kidney Transplants Thanks To Partial Matches

** HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EST MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2009 ** Dr. Keith Melancon, Georgetown's kidney transplant director, carries the basin with the newly-harvested kidney from donor Tom Otten, to an adjacent surgery room to be transplanted to recipient Roxanne Boyd Williams, at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, Friday, Dec. 4, 2009.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

CHICAGO (AP) — A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found. Rates of such transplants among white patients used to far surpass those in blacks, but U.S. data on nearly 200,000 end-stage kidney disease patients shows that disparity had disappeared by 2010. Rates remained stable in 2011 and that trend likely has continued, said ...

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