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Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH

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Time for Your Check-up!: How to Get the Most Out of Your Doctor's Visit

Aletha Maybank, M.D., MPH | March 29, 2013 | Black Voices
A visit to the doctor's office can be overwhelming for many of us. There is so much to remember for an appointment slot that may only last for 15 minutes. But it doesn't have to be stressful.
Michelle Chen

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How the Poultry Industry Is Grinding Up Workers' Health and Rights

Michelle Chen | March 29, 2013 | Business
Bitter hardships are stowed far away from the millions of super-clean, ultra-cheap drumsticks that will end up on American dinner tables tonight. Countless consumers will enjoy their meals without any conception of how perfectly the poultry industry masks the true price of its brutal efficiency.
Randall Jenson

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A Sneak Peek at Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, a New Documentary (VIDEO)

Randall Jenson | April 1, 2013 | Moviefone
This short excerpt from Shola Lynch's highly anticipated feature-length documentary highlights the hateful messages and death threats that Angela Davis received after the Board of Regents of UCLA fired her for affiliation with the Communist Party and her unapologetic views.
Larry Strauss

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The Real Racism in Our Schools -- Low Expectations or Delusional Thinking?

Larry Strauss | March 29, 2013 | Politics
In the mid-1990s, the school district I work for informed all the high schools that they were no longer allowed to teach basic math. Math teachers who challenged the ruling were told that they were expressing a racist point of view.
Robyn Carolyn Price

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Rihanna's Hairstylist Ursula Stephen: An Interview With VOGUE ITALIA

Robyn Carolyn Price | March 29, 2013 | Style
Women like Ursula show that being a black woman is not a monolithic experience, characterized only by conversations of drudgery, and the quest to overcome some invisible, yet fully palpable obstacle.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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10 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Turning Pro

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | March 29, 2013 | Sports
How to approach young women in a mature and non-self-conscious way. I towered over most women by a foot and half. I felt like Darth Vader approaching a bunny. Plus, it's not a real turn-on for them to be staring up my nostrils.
Mike Ryan

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'Tyler Perry's Temptation': How Bonkers Is This Movie? (And 24 Other Urgent Questions)

Mike Ryan | March 29, 2013 | Entertainment
Today, a new movie directed by Tyler Perry (Star Trek) that conveniently has the director's name in the title, Tyler Perry's Temptation -- or, if you want to be a real stickler, Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor -- is playing at your local multiplex. Since it wasn't screened for press, I became one of 37 people on Thursday night to purchase a ticket for the 10:00 p.m. showing near Union Square in New York City. As a service, I went ahead and answered every question you could possibly have about Tyler Perry's Temptation.
Danielle Moodie-Mills

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Does TIME Need a Timeout?

Danielle Moodie-Mills | March 29, 2013 | Media
We have come too far to just relegate the gay and transgender experience to sex; we are full and complex people worthy of more than two tawdry images to tell the breadth and depth our story.
Marc H. Morial

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Hear Ye Hear Ye, Justice Scalia: Voting Is a Right

Marc H. Morial | March 29, 2013 | Black Voices
The 2012 elections may long be over, but the conversations -- and actions -- that encouraged and enabled voter suppression measures across the country linger. But this time, the discourse isn't coming from partisan legislators. This time, it is coming from our highest court -- and it is indeed troubling.
Darnell L. Moore

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Tongues Untied: Shade Culture -- Throwing Shade, Reflecting Light

Darnell L. Moore | March 29, 2013 | Gay Voices
It can be quite easy for us to direct the negative energy that is projected at us within a largely homophobic and transphobic, racist society toward one another. It seems that "throwing shade" is the only way some of us know how to relate.