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How a trip to Kenya changed the way I think about the terms African-American and black American.

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The Grocery Store Workers Who Are on Strike Because They Love Their Rich Ex-CEO

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The XX Factor

The Unfair Sexual Blame Game of The Bachelorette


Who Said Impeachment?

The conservatives who wanted to impeach Obama are acting like it was never their idea.

When Bachelors Talk About Sex, The Bachelorette Gets Blamed

The Conservatives Who Wanted to Impeach Obama Are Pretending It Was the Democrats’ Idea

Do We Still Need Gay Resorts Like Provincetown?

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