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The Importance Of Teaching My Son About Juneteenth In Trump's America

The liberation of Black Americans from physical chains is deeply intertwined with the modern chains of today.

By educating my son on Juneteenth, I am able to make it clear to him that we may live in a nation that wasn’t established with us in mind, but we continue to find freedom anyway.

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Celebrating Black History Month: Warrior Poet Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde

Basically, the lady got a lot of stuff done, and we are forever indebted to her for it.

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You’ll Never Go Back To Default: 5 Mind-Blowing Ways To Customize Netflix

Make that Netflix bingefest even better. (Image Credit: Instagram/Netflix)

Fully embrace your Netflix addiction, impress your AV Club-loving friends and get the most out of your account with these Netflix hacks that are no

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How Did Public Bathrooms Get To Be Separated By Sex In The First Place?

A 19th-century photograph of a women’s restroom in a Pittsburgh factory. Author provided.

Victorian values that stressed the importance of privacy and modesty were subjected to special challenge in factories, where women worked side by side with men, often sharing the same single-user restrooms.

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Stunning Audrey Hepburn Exhibit To Open

Audrey Hepburn has numerous titles: Muse of legendary designer Hubert de Givenchy, iconic actress of 27 films, UNICEF ambassador, and Wo

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Lest We Never Forget: My Grandfather's Holocaust Story 

I was the last generation fortunate enough to have personally known survivors of the Holocaust.

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Inside Harvard's Sexist History

From its origins, Harvard was a university for men, by men, and of men.

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Blues Music's Hidden Queer History

Billie Holiday (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The history of pop music, and of black pop music in particular, has always been gay history.

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How Nudism And Naturism Inform My Feminism   

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What struck me the first time I embraced nudism was the sense that all societal codes—including those governing the patriarchy—were gone.

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More Than a Superhero: How Wonder Woman Shaped Feminism

Tonight, Marvel will debut its female-centric show Agent Carter. Before her, one woman started it all.

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