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20 Years After Being Raped, I Still Struggle With PTSD.

PTSD is just one example of the lasting impact of rape. If left undiagnosed and untreated, this mental health condition is life threatening. By Shanon Lee Trigger Warning: description of rape, violence and PTSD. Somehow, I was back to that familiar place. Moments after waking up drenched in sweat, I lie still in bed – waiting...

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Should We Care If #WokeBae is Creeping With Becky With The Good Hair?

Jesse Williams isn’t the first (and won’t be the last) Black man to date non-Black women. But that’s also not necessarily the point. by Cameron Glover Jesse Williams and the #WokeBae collective: it’s high time that we have a talk. Of course, Jesse Williams isn’t the first (and won’t be the last) Black man to...

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French Montana: Starting Sh*t on Twitter Doesn’t Make You Relevant

Slut-shaming from French Montana, who dates Kardashians, clearly enjoys oral sex, and parades around music videos with beautiful women is so played. I. Literally. Cannot. A simple-minded, backhanded troll has catapulted French Montana from whatever studio where he was rapping about fame, fortune and bitches, back into the discussion of his relevancy to rap culture and race...

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10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date

If you’re going to date someone, you want to make sure they’re anti-oppression. Here are 10 things you should ask on a first date. As a queer femme of color, I keep close relationships with people who go beyond allyship; they’re true accomplices in the fight against white supremacy, queerphobia and misogyny. If you’re not...

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Future Needs to Leave Ciara the F*ck Alone

Future would rather that Ciara be alone, miserable and unsuccessful — so that he wouldn’t feel so threatened by his own mediocrity or loneliness. (Content warning: domestic abuse, stalking) I had an ex who was kind of like Future. He wasn’t good to me. He was all kinds of wrong. He made me feel like...

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So, Wait, the Justice System is Dysfunctional for Black People — Except When it’s Nate Parker?

Penn State alumni’s defense of Parker makes no sense in the face of Black Lives Matter’s critique of our judicial system. With each passing day, it seems the Nate Parker rape controversy grows even bigger and spirals more out-of-control, threatening to set us back some years on the already suppressed problems of sexual violence and...

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Stop Excusing Black Men’s Violence — Like Nate Parker’s — for the Sake of Black Liberation

Nate Parker’s recent comments about the rape charges brought against him in 1999 are absolutely vile. To give a backstory, Parker and his college roommate and co-writer of The Birth of a Nation, Jean Celestin, were charged with raping a 20-year-old student in their apartment. Parker was cleared of all charges, but Celestin was found guilty and...

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Why Black Queer Men Must Fight Misogynoir

by Anthony J. Williams Whether you realize it or not, you’ve probably engaged in, witnessed or even personally experienced misogynoir. Misogynoir is a term created by Black feminist scholar Dr. Moya Bailey to discuss anti-Black misogyny. Misogynoir teaches us that the material reality of living as a Black woman is often dire. Black women have dealt...