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Will the committee make the same mistake twice? The undeniable similarities between Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford

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“I am here today, not because I want to be, I am terrified.” The first sentence Christine Blasey Ford spoke on Sep.27 in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Dr. Blasey, a professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University, whose voice is a bit shaky as she continues her testimony. She has accused Hon. Brett …

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10 Black Podcasts to Vibe During Your Day-to-Day

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By Unique Ratcliff | The struggle of finding a good podcast in 2018 is equivalent to finding something good on Netflix. There are thousands of options, ranging by topics and hosts, but like any good film, it’s the story-line that pulls you in. Outside from podcasts being undoubtedly entertaining, they are a perfect source to gaining new …

Do Brand Extensions Perpetuate the “Othering” of Women of Color?

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By Shatay Speights In a recent article on the Canadian online platform called Flare, there was a discussion about the necessity behind creating forums for women of color- a dedicated place for black and brown women to freely express ideas and truly feel a part of something. The article mentioned two platforms/forums that were created with women ...

Janelle Monae’s Coming Out Story Teaches Us About Intersectionality

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By Unique Ratcliff What does it mean to be a Queer WOC in the music industry? Janelle Monae, an artist known for her distinct style and sound, recently addressed her sexuality in a Rolling Stone interview. Monae’s sexuality has always been questioned by media outlets, mostly because of her androgynous approach to fashion. In the Rolling Stone interview, ...

3 Designers That Are Actually Getting Diversity & Inclusion Right

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By Shatay Speights | For so long, the fashion industry has been all about pretty clothing, size two models and the overall “fantasy” presented in each designer presentation. Two things that the fashion industry hasn’t consistently been are inclusive or diverse. We’ve seen the same type of models come down the runways for years and often times …