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When we think about discrimination directed at a person because of both their race and gender, the image of a Black man is not what usually comes to mind. And yet, that is what Brarailty “Rel” Dowdell, an independent Black filmmaker (most notable for the film Train Ride and Changing the Game) and adjunct professor at the Community College of Philadelphia might be looking to change. According to, Dowdell recently filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the CCP denied him a full-time position because he was both Black and male. He also claims that none of the seven full-time faculty members hired for the English department this year were African-American men…

Viral Tweet Raises Important Question: Why Aren’t Tampons Free?

There is an interesting debate happening online about the price we pay to menstruate. It all started from a tweet, which stated: “If you can afford to give boys free condoms you can afford to give girls free tampons. Menstruation is a lot harder to refrain from than sex.”… Folks do not fully understand the abuse women, in particular, receive online just for the mere infraction of making a good point in public. Still, the tweet has sparked months of debate, particularly on the Facebook page of 99.9 FM The Sun in Canada… Those who were in support of the tweet left messages for the contrarians like this: “Condoms, lubricants,sunscreen and nicotine patches are all tax-free because they are classed as ‘important’ health goods. Why aren’t sanitary products viewed in the same light?!”

Relive A Golden Era With The 90’s FreakNik: An Atlanta Story

While tropical oases like Mexico and Florida became preferred destinations for college spring breakers, Atlanta’s annual FreakNik was the place to be for the multitude of HBCU students around the country in the 1990s. What started out as a mere cookout would soon grow into something much bigger, complete with live performances from music’s crème de la crème. The legendary weekend event gathered attendees from every corner of the U.S. to a place where all kinds of entertainment, fellowship, and debauchery transpired. The 40-minute documentary surfaced the Internet featuring narration from several different ATL area DJs who tell their side of how Freaknik all started and the influence it had on the city’s music…

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