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PoC News in America

This week we’re counting down the minutes until Star Wars and enjoying everything John Boyega is doing. In news, we have big updates about Daniel Holtzclaw, affirmative action, and a movie that surprised us with a trailer release last night.

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PoC News in America

This past week saw the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in the U.S. While the nation mourned, many people of color could not forget the violence and Islamophobia that emerged #afterSeptember11.

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PoC News in America

This past week wasn’t a great week for people of color. There were some highs, but there were a lot of lows.

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PoC News Around the World

It’s Martin Luther King Day, so let do what we do best and start unpacking this nation’s terrible race relations, starting with a movie about him!

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Crossposts

After Tragic Acts Of Terrorism, Can We Grieve Without Reflexive Racism?

We’re all desperate to understand the heinous slaughter in Paris Wednesday, chilled by those seemingly assailing free speech. Twelve people are dead and it doesn’t make any sense.

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News

PoC News In America

Happy Yom Kippur and Eid Mubarrak to all people who are celebrating holidays this past week!

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Perspectives

Why Women Avoid the Atheist Movement (It’s Not Our Feeble Lady Brains or Hormones)

If you poke around most atheist communities on the Internet or take a look at the attendees at atheism conventions, you’ll probably notice that the crowd is overwhelmingly male. Is this because, as some of the biggest names in the movement have suggested, women don’t have the intellectual curiosity or logical capability to arrive at […]

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is a Magical Unicorn

Welcome to another roundup of misogyny news! Fortunately this week wasn’t nearly as horrible as last week, and we even have some good stuff to report. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Crossposts

My Hijab is a Rainbow

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared here: My hijab is a rainbow, by Sonia, on Black Feminists Manchester.  It appears here with permission. Go read the site! It’s great!  ‘’Paki, terrorist, black bitch, let’s paki bash, you aren’t gay, you’re Muslim.’’ Now those statements sound like they come from the EDL or BNP, but they […]

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Crossposts

Founded by Geniuses; Run by Idiots?

I saw this on Facebook yesterday and thought I’d respond:

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Op Ed

Aurora, Colorado and How We React to Tragedies in the News

By now you’ve probably all heard about the Aurora, Colorado, shooting at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. As I’m writing this, 12 people have died and another 58 are wounded, and I fervently hope that number hasn’t changed overnight. There are many ways to react in the face of such tragedy, but […]

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Style

So You’ve Decided to Wear Hijab: What To Expect

I am an unrepentant lover of the hijab. I love it when it’s dolled up, cascading, folded simply, slung loosely, tucked up under, or tightly wrapped around just the hairline. The colors, the fabrics; I can easily spend hours in a hijab store and never be satisfied. I have gotten them shipped in from Kuwait, […]

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What to Make of the Lara Logan Tragedy?

[Trigger warning for violence and sexual assault.] You may have read/heard by now that CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan was attacked in Cairo last week.