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Dear Nate Parker, There’s No Excuse for Rape
2 years ago

Dear Nate Parker, There’s No Excuse for Rape

Recently director/actor Nate Parker has been discussing his 1999 college rape allegations amongst doing press for his new movie, Birth of a Nation.  Parker and his Birth of a Nation co-writer …
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Ellen Faced Backlash for Posting Picture of Usain Bolt
2 years ago

Ellen Faced Backlash for Posting Picture of Usain Bolt

After an image was posted on Twitter of Ellen Degneres riding on Usain Bolt’s back, many people criticized the talk show host.  On Monday the Usain Bolt meme was going …
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Restaurant Faces Backlash Over “Black Olives Matter” Merchandise
2 years ago

Restaurant Faces Backlash Over “Black Olives Matter” Merchandise

For some reason, Italian restaurant owner, Rick Camuglia, thought it would be a great idea to create “Black Olives Matter” t-shirts for Paisano’s new dish containing black olives.  He previously was critiqued …
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Healthcare Coverage for Trans Folks
2 years ago

Healthcare Coverage for Trans Folks

Trans-folks endure some of the toughest, most ruthless discrimination modern-day society has to offer. Their rates for teenage run-aways and homelessness, suicide rates, and levels of homicide far exceeds most other demographics, and these statistics increase …
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The Reasons Behind Riots, Looters, and Shooting of Police
2 years ago

The Reasons Behind Riots, Looters, and Shooting of Police

With the latest riots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, over the shooting of a twenty-three year old man who fled from a traffic stop a few days ago, questions have returned about police brutality. …
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Why Are We Still Discussing Gabby Douglas’ Hair?
2 years ago

Why Are We Still Discussing Gabby Douglas’ Hair?

Apparently people haven’t changed since the 2012 Olympics because they are still making fun of Gabby Douglas’ hair.  It’s so hard for some to grasp the idea that, Gabby’s hair …
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Simone Manuel Breaks New Record in Swimming at the Olympics
2 years ago

Simone Manuel Breaks New Record in Swimming at the Olympics

Simone Manuel not only won gold for swimming at the Olympics, but she has become the first African American woman to do so.  She tied for first in the 100-meter freestyle …
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Suffering And Not Wanting Others to Suffer
2 years ago

Suffering And Not Wanting Others to Suffer

My family has a running gag- my grandmother mentions how much she suffered during her life. And even though she talks about it nearly every time we see her, she …
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How Poverty Makes Kids Look Neglected
2 years ago

How Poverty Makes Kids Look Neglected

I have been enthralled by psychology and social work for years and years, and I have never thought about the industries in this manner. I always assumed that kids who appear abused …
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The Legitamacy and Danger of Food Deserts
2 years ago

The Legitamacy and Danger of Food Deserts

During the past ten years or so, healthy lifestyles have soared in popularity. Gym memberships have skyrocketed, organic and free-range food is highly sought after, and items like cleaners are trying to be …
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