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

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

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 Read...
Ambreia Meadows-Fernandez    |   06.19.17   |   SHARE
Audre Lorde

Celebrating Black History Month: Warrior Poet Audre Lorde

Basically, the lady got a lot of stuff done, and we are forever indebted to her for it. Read...
Jenni Berrett   |   02.17.17   |   SHARE
Make that Netflix bingefest even better. (Image Credit: Instagram/Netflix)

You’ll Never Go Back To Default: 5 Mind-Blowing Ways To Customize 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 Read...
Claire Hopple    |   02.17.17   |   SHARE
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Five Badass Women You Didn't Learn About In History Class

There is such a dearth of female historical figures that the natural inclination is to assume everything important was said or done by men; barring Read...
Claire Warner    |   06.7.16   |   SHARE
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A 19th-century photograph of a women’s restroom in a Pittsburgh factory. Author provided.

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

Victorian values that stressed the importance of privacy and modesty were subjected to special challenge in factories, where women worked side by Read...
Terry S. Kogan of The Conversation    |   05.30.16   |   SHARE
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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. Read...
Tamar Shtrambrand    |   05.11.15   |   SHARE
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Inside Harvard's Sexist History

From its origins, Harvard was a university for men, by men, and of men. Read...
Ravishly Staff    |   04.1.15   |   SHARE
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Blues Music's Hidden Queer History

The history of pop music, and of black pop music in particular, has always been gay history. Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   02.19.15   |   SHARE
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