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Randi Weingarten Renders Robust and Righteous Hilarity at AFT Convention

I tried to make it clear, what we’ve been through and where we’re going. The people who serve… have been through tough times…they’ve taken on a lot…and there’s been this attack through depoliticization, privatization, etc….and I wanted to be a mirror and reflect it back…it’s both economics and educational opportunity, that people have the healthcare they need….And I wanted to be honest.

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Rev. Dr. William Barber Asserts a Moral Imperative at the @AFTunion Convention

Rev. Dr. William Barber asked, “How can we sing, ‘America, America, God shed his grace on thee’ but then deny grace to immigrants, LGBT, the poor…? This is not a stunt… How can we treat people that way? … We call for fair immigrant policy… Everywhere you look in the scriptures, we lift people up…

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August Wilson for Young Minds

“August Wilson for Young Minds” is an Oral History, Preservation, Lecture and Teacher Training project from Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis, who grew up on Wilson’s plays, taught the first August Wilson seminar at the University of Pittsburgh and is compiling a memoir of her time spent with August Wilson and in the City of Pittsburgh’s Hill District.

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My Twitter Beef with Oprah About Gabrielle Douglas

Dr. Goddess enters into a Twitter debate with Oprah Winfrey over her focus on hair during her “Next Chapter” interview with Gabrielle Douglas on OWN TV.

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From Jena to Tahrir: Online Activism in the Age of Social Media and Public Intellectuals

Along with @Moyazb and @AlexisPauline, I shared the panel with my Pittsburgh homeslizzle, @Jasiri_x and Dr. (@Salamishah) Tillet and it was moderated by former Duke Univ. grad and now Univ. of Missouri Prof, @DivaFeminist. I’m @DrGoddess and I shared my history of activism and social media.

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Black Thought 2.0 Launches at Duke University with S. Craig Watkins

Black Thought 2.0 was curated by Dr. Mark Anthony Neal (@NewBlackMan) via Duke University’s AAAS Program, the John Hope Franklin Center and More! It features @LeftOfBlack, @SCraigWatkins, @ProfBlmkelley, @SandyDarity, @ImaniPerry, @DrGoddess, @Jasiri_X and more!

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On Being Natural and Black: An Open Letter to Wendy Williams

Dear Wendy Williams… You owe Black girls and women and any girl who struggles with not being the (white) standard of beauty an apology. You owe reparations, Wendy, so here’s what I want you to do…

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Too Short, XXL Magazine and Mama’s Gun

Once upon a time, a 45 year old “dirty rapper” named Too Short was being interviewed by XXL Magazine and asked to give advice to boys on getting a girl (to put it mildly), particularly after their tired attempts at “trying to get kisses” from them.

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