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Jamila Woods Gives Us #BlackGirlMagic Anthem In “Blk Girl Soldier”

Jamila Woods’ “Blk Girl Soldier” references #BlackGirlMagic, “deja vu of Tubman” and the constant dismissal of black women and their struggles regardless of their constant support.

The video shows the Chicago singer, songwriter and poet wearing a shawl made of hair beads and a bandolier with hair rollers in the place of shot gun shells. She then goes on to name women that played an integral role in black empowerment over the decades, including Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, Angela Davis and Assata Shakur.

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Lupita Nyong’o, Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama and More Speak On America’s Legacy of Immigration

“What I think is so wonderful about America is the fact that it’s a society of immigrants,” said Lupita Nyong’o in a video for the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign to remind Americans that we all come from an immigrant background.

Other celebrities supporting the campaign, which was put together by Welcome.us, with appearances from celebrities including Akon, Rosario Dawson, Wilmer Valderrama, Rosie Perez and many more recognizable faces.

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Watch This Black Woman Tell Corporations How to End Colorism

Many people of color face implicit and explicit racism in their daily lives. A byproduct of that reality is something called “colorism.” In short, colorism is the discrimination against people who have darker skin. And Chika Okoro, a Stanford University graduate student, recently gave a TED Talk encouraging corporations to do something about it.