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Gender Non-Conformist Mykki Blanco Tackles Glaring Racial Bias in LGBT Media

On March 28, 2016, black genderqueer alternative hip-hop rapper and LGBT activist Mykki Blanco sparked a lengthy conversation via Twitter when he called out major gay publications for prioritizing straight, hyper-masculine beefcake white cisgender men over queer-identified people in their own community. These tweets particularly address LGBT and gender-nonconforming people of color, who are often omitted…

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In News That Isn’t News, Donald Trump’s Use Of Black Women Is Racist

The two main black women that Donald Trump is using to campaign for him are named Diamond and Silk. Real quick, before you know any other facts, does that sound racist? Before we delve into any further specifics, consider the fact that Trump, with his conniving, media-manipulating mind and team of press-spinners, situation-handlers, and idea guys/gals,…

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Dr. Umar Johnson Interview with The Breakfast Club

  Earlier this week,  author, psychologist and “The Prince of Pan-Africanism, Dr. Umar Johnson joined The Breakfast club for one of the most culturally relevant chats in some time. Being one of the most popular morning shows in the nation, The Breakfast Club’s guests normally consist of urban music’s best and black Hollywood brightest, which…

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Inside the Lines: “My plaid past, my solid future..”

Illustration by Michael White. Words by Cain Kerner. This week’s Inside The Lines pulls from the Gorillaz single “DoYaThing” released on February 23rd, 2012. Featuring production and vocals from James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and André 3000 of Outkast, the record is the product of Converse and Cornerstone’s “Three Artists. One song.” campaign. Originally intended…

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