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TFW Profile: Kym Backer, Senior Editor of Upscale Magazine

June 25, 2012
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TFW Profile: Kym Backer, Senior Editor of Upscale Magazine

By Darnell L. Moore and Tamura A.Lomax What is left for one to do when she has done everything from interviewing heads of state, writing travel notes on far away and magical places, penning reviews of Lamborghini’s and other notable cultural productions, and profiling up and coming leaders like Mayor Cory A. Booker?  Well,...
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The Invisible War: A Film on Rape, Women and Combat (A Review)

June 23, 2012
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The Invisible War: A Film on Rape, Women and Combat (A Review)

Horrifying . . . devastating . . . infuriating . . . saddening.  These are the emotions I felt as I watched The Invisible War, a new film, written and directed by Kirby Dick, which opened nationally yesterday.  To be sure, The Invisible War isn’t your typical war story.  It’s a gripping docu-film that...
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The impact of Living out Loud as a Gay Jamaican

June 18, 2012
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The impact of Living out Loud as a Gay Jamaican

By Nicole Y. Dennis-Benn It has been a week since the first story broke about my marriage to my beautiful wife, Emma Benn, at Silver Sands Villa in Duncans Trelawney, a parish in Jamaica.  In one week, our lives have changed.  It started with an article in the Jamaica Gleaner, “Lesbian Nuptials at Silver...
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What do HPV completion rates say about women’s access to health care?

May 29, 2012
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What do HPV completion rates say about women’s access to health care?

By Gwen Emmons After a difficult fight to approve the HPV vaccine (and defend it from opponents who claimed the vaccine causes promiscuity, “mental retardation,” and a host of other head-scratching claims), the news that less than one in four women actually complete the vaccination series is alarming. The study, conducted by researchers at the...
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What We Aren’t Talking About When We Talk About ‘White Privilege’

May 24, 2012
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What We Aren’t Talking About When We Talk About ‘White Privilege’

By Theresa Warburton and Joshua Cerretti We’re white feminists. We aren’t white just because our ancestors were mostly European. We are white because we regularly experience being identified as such by individuals and institutions that systematically favor those who appear white over those who don’t. We aren’t feminists just because we have degrees and...
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Reflections on Manny-gayte

May 20, 2012
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Reflections on Manny-gayte

By Theresa Runstedtler I’ve been a fervent Pacquiao fan for many years but “Manny-gayte” has left me feeling uneasy about my loyalty to him in his upcoming fight against Tim Bradley. Over the past few days, Twitter and Facebook have been all afire with reports of the Filipino boxer’s criticisms of President Barack Obama’s...
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New Study Shows Benefits of Bilingualism in Teens

May 8, 2012
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A new study conducted by the National Institute of Health (NIH) found certain brain functions are enhanced in teens who are fluent in more than one language, particularly those functions that enable teens to determine the relevance and irrelevance of noises around them. About 1 in 5 children nationwide speak a language other than...
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Women Running: Tomeka Hart

May 1, 2012
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Women Running: Tomeka Hart

Name: Tomeka Hart Candidate for: U.S. House of Representatives, District 9 (Tennessee) Interviewed by: Tamura A. Lomax Why are you running for office? I am a native Memphian and a graduate of the Memphis City Schools.  Raised in a working poor family, I am a first generation college student, attaining my BS degree in education,...
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 4)

April 26, 2012
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 4)

This is Part 4 of a four part article. Immediately following is the introduction to the series, originally published April 23, 2012, for your convenience.  Part 1 can be read in its entirety here. Part 2 can be read in its entirety here. Part 3 can be read in its entirety here. Introduction The...
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 2)

April 24, 2012
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Who Will Revere US? (Black LGTBQ People, Straight Women, and Girls) (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a four part article. Immediately following is the introduction to the series, originally published April 23, 2012, for your convenience.  Part 1 can be read in its entirety here. Introduction The title of this four part article is a metaphorical nod to the legendary jazz singer, songwriter, actor, and...
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  • Fiction Feature: from “Kill Marguerite,” by Megan Milks Milks-avatar-magicked-out

    By Megan Milks   This excerpt from the short story “Kill Marguerite” takes place after the protagonist, Caty, has already beat Level One and killed Marguerite, her arch-enemy.   Level Two: The Trampoline     BEGIN>> The trampoline is this big old trampoline in Matt and Curtis Wheeler’s backyard, and [...]

  • Video Feature: List of Demands: Because Existing is a Privilege by Nicole Shantè White nicole white photo

    By Nicole Shantè  White   This creative visual addresses queer invisibility by encompassing the intricacies of the Gay Liberation manifesto and the Black Panther Party’s manifesto. Originally inspired by Sofia Snow’s “List of Demands: Because Existing is a Privilege, emerging author Nicole Shantè White uses the bed as a metaphor [...]

  • Excerpts from In the Away Time by Kristen Nelson kristen

    . January You called me She instead of You. “Where is she going now?” is the first question you ever asked me. You were standing on a porch next to the last She who you broke. I remember looking up at you over my shoulder and smiling. I was going skinny-dipping. [...]