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Black Panther Trailer Creates Buzz across the Nation

After the release of the first trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther, audiences can’t contain their excitement for the film. Slated to be released in February 2018, the film will follow one of the Marvel Universe’s most underrated heroes and attempt to answer one question: can a good man be a king?

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Black Lives Matter Demonstration at Scholars' Academy

Queens, New York— On Friday, March 10, 2017, students participated in a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration at Scholars’ Academy in Queens, NY. Students came to school dressed in t-shirts emblazoned with “Black Lives Matter” to bring awareness to their school community about the hardships facing black and brown people in America.

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Celebrating Black History and Excellence in Advocacy: Bayard Rustin

As we celebrate Black History Month, it’s easy for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Harriet Tubman, and Rosa Parks to take center stage. While all three individuals deserve every bit of the praise and attention they’ve received, to relegate Black History to a handful of people is to do a disservice to the culture and the work of so many other individuals.

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Celebrating Black History and Excellence in Advocacy: Sojourner Truth

In 1851, Isabella Baumfree, self-named Sojourner Truth, addressed a Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio in defense of women from theological attacks by a group of ministers. Her famous quote and the title of her speech rang out over the audience, “Ain’t I a woman?”

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Celebrating Black History and Excellence in Advocacy: W.E.B DuBois

This is the first in a series highlighting African Americans who have demonstrated excellence in advocacy. We choose to celebrate the lives of these individuals who have made a huge impact on our history and culture.

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North Dakota Access Pipeline and Why It Matters to Young, Black Activist.

We are all interdependent on this planet and this is the only planet we have that can sustain us.” So when people ask me why I care about the North Dakota Access Pipeline, that’s my standard answer. Just like the melting icecaps or the deforestation of the rainforest, the contamination of our water sources is a big deal.

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Black Girl Magic (RYTF Edition)

In the public eye, it can be easy to mistake the Rockaway Youth Task Force as a male-run organization, but behind the scenes there much is a different narrative. Three young, black women, Silaka Cox, Jazmine Outlaw and Katherine Middleton, handle the day-to-day operations of RYTF.

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#WeChargeGenocide: Black Rights Activists Head to UN

There's something different about Mike Brown's death. Festering on the injustice of Trayvon Martin's murder, when Mike Brown was violently gunned down by Darren Wilson, Black rights activists and community organizers gathered with an enduring understanding that collective coordination was instrumental to ensuring justice.

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