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New Report Shows Black Women In South Face Extreme Barriers And Hardships

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While SRBWI’s work focuses on 77 rural counties of the South’s “Black Belt,” the report focused on nine rural counties spread throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi and examine six main areas affecting the lives of women and their families. Those areas included income and employment, poverty, education, health, public infrastructure and housing. The report provides baseline quantitative and qualitative data ...

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VIDEO: NYC 12-Year-Olds Heartbreaking Discussion About Race

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April V. Taylor Being 12-years-old is difficult for many pre-teens as they sit awkwardly between being a child and a teenager.  Most pre-teens are just beginning to question authority and develop their own sense of self-identity, and while the transitional journey y is awkward and confusing for most tweens, it is even more tortuous for children of color, particularly now ...

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April V. Taylor: The U.S. Criminal Justice System And For-Profit Prisons Enslave Millions Of Americans

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April V. Taylor The United States continues to surpass its own world record for incarcerating the highest percentage of its population despite crime rates having dropped consistently for nearly a generation. At the end of 2005, the Bureau of Prisons reported that one out of every 32 adults was in prison, in jail, on probation, or on parole, with race ...

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VIDEO: Man Rips Confederate Flag Off Of Semi In Moving Traffic

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  April V. Taylor In a video uploaded by Instagram user belladreamhair, a motorist who was sitting in slow moving traffic decided to venture out onto the busy freeway to remove a confederate flag from a truck that was traveling in front of him. The video of the man ripping the flag off of the semi went viral on Tumblr ...

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White South African Addresses White Americans About White Privilege, Racism

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April V. Taylor The fact that America ended legislated racism some three decades before South Africa did would lead many to believe that ample time has passed for racism to be a thing of the past, but many recent events have highlighted just how alive and well institutional racism is in America.  Bronwyn Lea grew up in apartheid South Africa ...

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Can Your Attitude About Stress Be The Difference Between Life And Death?

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April V. Taylor There is all kinds of research studying the harmful impact stress can have on a person’s health, but a recently completed long-term research study reveals that a person’s attitude about stress may actually be more fatal than particular levels of stress. Health psychologist and Standford University lecturer Kelly McGonigal has spent years telling people how bad stress ...

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New Study Proves Media Perpetuates Criminalization, Worsens Racial Bias

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April V. Taylor Despite the fact that there are numerous studies detailing racial bias in American mainstream media, the way US media subtly sustains racism is overlooked. As a whole, American society refuses to acknowledge the brutal dishonesty and contrived ignorance of racism that is pervasive in American media. Americans of color continue to be racially profiled, disproportionately incarcerated and ...

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Can Black Cops Love Black People And Fellow Officers?

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April V. Taylor While the debate surrounding police brutality and mass incarceration is largely discussed in a racial context, the killing of Freddie Gray by six Baltimore police officers has peeled back another layer by revealing that white officers are not always the perpetrators of violence against unarmed Black civilians; three of the officers indicted in Gray’s death are Black. ...

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#BlackGirlsMatter:Are We Losing Black Girls By Ignoring Their Pain And Mistreatment?

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April V. Taylor Activist Tiffany Gill is the creator of the film campaign Black Girls Unscripted was recently conducting a listening session for the documentary when one of the girls who was participating, “Ms. Tiffany, why don’t Black girls matter?” Stunned and unsure of how to answer, Gill asked the question back, asking, “…why do you believe you u don’t ...

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Are Black Americans Treated Better Than Africans In Thailand?

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April V. Taylor Americans are often times treated differently when visiting foreign countries than people who may be from somewhere else, and it seems as though it may be no different in Thailand. However, there seems to be a distinct difference. The Root recently revealed that many Black Americans in Thailand find that they are treated better than African immigrants ...

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