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Eric Garner, and the Death of Unarmed Black Men by Police Officers

Posted  July 22, 2014  by  Austin Weatherington

    On Thursday, July 17th, Staten Island man, Eric Garner added to the growing list of unarmed black men killed in America at the hands of police officers. The 43-year-old father of six children was choked to death by police officers after reportedly breaking up a fight. The incident which was caught on camera […]

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Documenting Black Fatherhood with Photographer Zun Lee

Posted  July 21, 2014  by  Austin Weatherington

      In America today, the topic of black fatherlessness continues to be a popular conversation piece, in both the black community, and the greater community. Given all the stats, narratives, and opinions about black fathers or lack thereof, self taught German photographer Zun Lee decided to add dimension to the topic by presenting […]

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Curbing Rape Culture with #IAMJADA

Posted  July 16, 2014  by  Jeff Toliver

This week, social media has been ablaze with millions of people standing in solidarity under the #IAMJADA hashtag. The social media activism comes in response to the story of 16-year-old Jada (last name not given) of Houston, Texas and her horrific story of her, having her drink spiked at a house party, being raped, then […]

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Man-sanity: 20 Man Cave Necessities (LIST)

Posted  June 27, 2014  by  Jeff Toliver

As men we are a simple species. We’re not hard to understand at all if you ask me. Simplistic things like turkey sandwiches, beer and the presence of women keep us sane for the most part. With that being said, I want to take a second to touch on the importance of man-sanity. What is […]

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Business: Jay Z Opens Club in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Posted  May 21, 2014  by  Victor Purcell

Jay Z joins partners Juan Perez and the Delware North Company for the new 40/40 Club venture that has rumors dating back to  2011. Three years later it is finally coming to fruition. According to Access Atlanta, the 40/40 club is located in concourse D of the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson. The club will open in phases, and is now a U-shaped […]

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