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On: What The Health…WTF?

The Netflix documentary is the latest viral documentary tackling the American food complex and every one of us has had a bevy of Facebook friends announcing they were going cold turkey vegan...or is it cold tofu vegan? Produced by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn, who are also the minds behind Cowspiracy, What the Healthy (WTH) has definitely made a splash. In turn, I find it to be an excellent lesson on the downfalls of propaganda highlighting how much we as society love to be lied to as long as the lie speaks to our emotional sensibility. People love to be
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The Side Eye That Changed the Culture: Gloria Richardson

One of the most iconic pictures of a Black woman doing what she does best, with a simple glance letting you know she has the time and is not one to mess with because she will always stand and fight for the rights of her people, is Gloria Richardson giving the illest side eye while pushing a National Guard’s bayonet away. Richardson is a Howard alumni from East Shore, Maryland, more specifically Cambridge, Maryland, where she became heavily involved in the Civil Rights movement after her daughter joined The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Initially Richardson, coming from a family well
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Sandra Bland’s Mistake | #SmartBrownGirl

Sandra Bland was pulled over by Ofc. Brian Encina on July 10th, 2015 in Waller County for changing lanes without signaling. On July 13th, Sandra Bland was found dead in her jail cell. While many speculate the cause of Sandra's death, whether she really managed to hang herself with a trash bag or foul play was at hand, there's still much to be discussed before we even make to July 13th. Replaying the dash cam video, whether the hour long version or the clipped down 7 minutes, I realized the pivotal moment that forever changed the course of Bland's life
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