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Obama Responds To 8-Year-Old’s Letter, Announces Trip To Flint, MI

A long list of people have either sent support to or actually touched down in Flint, Michigan following the recent water crisis that affected so many of its citizens. But an 8-year-old girl may be responsible for bringing the biggest name yet.

Mari Copeny, unofficially known as “Little Miss Flint,” wrote a letter to President Barack Obama if she could meet him or the first lady during her visit to Washington D.C. In a response, Obama did her one better and said that he’s proud of her for speaking out “on behalf of children of Flint” and gave her an exclusive heads up that he’ll be visiting on May 4. 

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Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is Equal Parts #BlackGirlPain and #BlackGirlMagic

“You remind me of my father, a magician. Able to exist in two places at once.”

I was barely three minutes into Lemonade and already craving more. But I could not have possibly imagined the vulnerability that was yet to come throughout the remainder of the HBO premiere of Bey’s visual album. I watched it to the very end, engrossed in both the imagery and the sonic overload of the hour-long exclusive.

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Broadway’s ‘The Color of Purple’ cast performed a beautiful tribute to Prince

On April 21st, we lost a legend in Prince, and we are still feeling the aftermath of his passing.

In the honor of the prolific singer, actor, and performer, the Broadway cast of The Color of Purple performed “Purple Rain”.  Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson led with their powerful vocals and everyone in the audience and on stage accompanied them.

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Chicago Should Not Have Needed The Police Accountability Report

Earlier this month, the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force released a damning report regarding misconduct within the Chicago Police Department. Between 2008 and 2015, seventy-four percent of the victims in the 404 police-involved shootings were Black, in comparison to fourteen percent of Hispanics and eight percent of Whites.

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Reflections on Prince, the Icon, the Artist, the Purple One Forever

On Saturday mornings, I would wake up to the smell of pancakes and the sounds of oldies playing on the radio. Like clockwork the station always played “Kiss” by the time I made it downstairs to the kitchen. There, I watched my mother bust her 80s dance moves before planting a kiss on my cheek. While my peers sang the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana, I was trying to figure out the exact time that doves cried.  Throughout the years, we learned from Prince’s artistry, we danced to his music, we watched “Purple Rain” on repeat, and, now, we mourn his passing.