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The Crisis Magazine 8h
Born to poor farmers in the Bahamas, Sidney Poitier came from nothing but achieved the unimaginable for black actors of his day by becoming a leading man in Hollywood. He went on to become the 1st black actor to win an Oscar for a leading role in "Lilies of the Field."
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The Crisis Magazine 8h
African-American women aging with HIV: 'My life wasn’t what I hoped it to be'
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The Crisis Magazine 11h
in 1992, 24-year-old John Singleton became the youngest person and the first African American ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director for 'Boyz N the Hood'.
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The Crisis Magazine 12h
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Treatments that help people who are HIV-positive manage their illness and survive into older age have improved greatly, yet the unique health needs of African-American women living and aging with HIV are often ignored.
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The Crisis Magazine 12h
In 2017, 60% of newly diagnosed cases of HIV in women, were African-American. Yet, African-American women’s voices are notoriously absent from the national discourse on HIV. via
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The Crisis Magazine 15h
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 19
Under new guidelines to be released this week by the NYC Commission on Human Rights, the targeting of people based on their hair or hairstyle, at work, school or in public spaces, will now be...
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 19
As a lawyer Pauli Murray argued for civil rights and women's rights. NAACP Chief Counsel Thurgood Marshall called Murray's 1950 book 'States' Laws on Race and Color' the "bible" of the civil rights movement. She was first black woman ordained an Episcopal priest.
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 19
Author and organizer Charlene Carruthers is thinking twice about dismissing 's claims.
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 19
"If you can only be tall because somebody is on their knees, then you have a serious problem" ~Toni Morrison
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 19
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A gender-ambiguous pioneer of the Harlem Renaissance and writer of poetry, prose, and letters, Murray rode the rails as a hobo during the Great Depression, graduated first in her class at Howard U law school and earned a graduate law degree at the University of California.
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 19
Pauli Murray's contributions as a black woman writer, activist, civil rights lawyer, feminist theorist, and Episcopal priest have largely escaped public attention. 
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 19
If some economic trends continue, the median wealth of black households would fall from $1,700 as of 2013 to zero by 2053. For whites, median wealth is forecast to climb from $116,000 to $137,000. via
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 19
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The presumption of competence and authority that seems to be automatically accorded other mathematicians, is often not applied to them, several black mathematicians said.
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 19
Black Americans receive about 7% of the doctoral degrees awarded each year across all disciplines, but they have received just 1% of those granted over the last decade in mathematics.
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NowThis Feb 19
'American Jews cannot allow ourselves to be used as a tool to divide, conquer, and destroy progressive movements.' — this founding member of IfNotNow explains how lobbyist groups work to divide us
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NY AG James Feb 18
BREAKING: We’ve joined 15 AGs in filing a lawsuit challenging President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency & his attempt to divert funding appropriated by Congress for other purposes. Declaring a National Emergency when one does not exist is immoral and illegal.
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 18
Civil rights activist says a plaque honoring Thurgood Marshall has been stolen from a Topeka bridge named for the former justice.
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 18
"White entertainers in blackface furthered the same paternalistic and degrading stereotypes that plantation owners and politicians advanced to justify slavery,..."
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The Crisis Magazine Feb 18
Replying to @NBCNews @Solutioneer72
Basically a slap on the wrist with some vacation time.
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