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Beyond survival: life after rape
Friday, March 27, 2015
WASHINGTON – “On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me as I approached my apartment building, and one of them pointed a gun at my head. In the hour that followed, I was blindfolded, gagged, tied facedown to my bed, and raped by both.” Eight years after that horror, Lori Robinson published those words as an introduction to her guidebook
Mixed-raced woman named Miss Japan
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Apparently black is also beautiful in Japan, despite the nation’s reputation for a lack of diversity. Ariana Miyamoto, daughter of a Japanese mother and African-American father, recently became the first multiracial contestant to be crowned Miss Universe Japan, according to news reports. The former Miss Nagasaki will represent Japan in the 2015 Miss
My Sisterís Keeper launched at Howard & Spelman
Monday, March 23, 2015
Black Women’s Health Imperative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, has launched the first chapter of the “My Sister’s Keeper” initiative at Howard University and Spelman College. The program is intended to provide information on a variety of topics including sexual violence, reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases
Impact of Roe v. Wade on black community ongoing debate
Friday, March 20, 2015
In 1967, Dr. Dorothy Lavinia Brown, the first black woman surgeon in the South and a Tennessee state representative, was the first American lawmaker to sponsor a proposed bill to fully legalize abortion. The proposal failed. But in 1970, pregnant Dallas-area resident Norma L. McCorvey (Jane Roe) sued then-District Attorney Henry Wade, claiming that a Texas
HBCU presidents seek next chapters
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Are historically black colleges and universities still a viable enterprise? Of course, and more than ever, HBCU presidents – past and present – said last week at a presidential panel at Bowie State. Such a question detracts from the real question, which is how to bring them along in the 21st century with the greatest amount of success. The

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Blacks with Ivy League degree get unequal treatment

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