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Native American Nightmare
Native Americans and Black Americans have a complicated history. Several nations enslaved us, black soldiers participated in removing Native Americans from their homelands and some nations welcomed slaves and fought off white encroachment together. Native American women have paid an especially high price as a result of racist Manifest Destiny ideology of white Americans. Native American women have the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse. A new study sheds light on the unthinkably brutal life of Native American women involved in prostitution. This article discusses the findings of the first studies the plight of Native American prostitutes in Alaska and the cross racial abuse that these women face.

Here’s How Deadly Breast Cancer is For Women of Color in the U.S.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) released three videos targeting black women as part of its outreach to women of color for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the NCI, nearly 27,000 African American women are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. And while they are less likely than white women to be diagnosed with breast cancer, they are more likely to die from it than any other race — and more likely to be diagnosed at an advanced stage.

Three Feminists Talk About The Media’s Obsession With Unwed Black Women
The recent coverage of black women been the domain of everyone except black women. Colorlines.com interviewed out to three brilliant, self-identified black feminists to get their take on the media’s obsession with who black women choose to love, and how. What follows is a candid, hilarious and insightful part of the conversation on black love that we don’t often to get to hear.

Moment of Bliss – Awkward Black Girl Halloween Episode
Issa Rae is a producer/director/writer striving to make her mark on the entertainment industry. She received her B.A. from Stanford University, where she produced and directed four theatrical productions, including two stage adaptations of Spike Lee films. Because film was her true passion, she took time off from Stanford to attend the New York Film Academy where she honed her filmmaking skills. Upon graduating, Issa Rae has worked on various music videos and shorts. “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” often referred to as ABG, is Issa Rae’s third web series. It has been featured on several sites and publications, including Vibe and Clutch magazine.

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