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Kicking Off Black History Month with Vashti Harrison, Author of ‘Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History’

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To kick off Black History Month, we are sharing a Q&A with Vashti Harrison, author of The New York Times Bestseller, Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History.  The book debuted at number three and was one of the most anticipated books of 2018 with a number of well know celebrities and dignitaries, like Chelsea Clinton, sharing their love for the book and its author on social media. This week, it was announced that Vashti Harrison will be illustrating the book series, Hair Love, written by filmmaker and former NFL player Matthew A. Cherry. The UK version of Harrison’s Little Leaders will be released next month featuring some new additions, including Claudia Jones, Anna Julia Cooper, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. In addition…

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Trending Today: Weeks After Signing Book Deal, Colin Kaepernick Lands GQ Cover

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Since being frozen out of the NFL this season for staging silent protests during the singing of the National Anthem, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to go gently into that good night. Though it seems his professional football career has stalled, Kaepernick is still making power moves away from the gridiron. Last month, it was announced that he signed a $1 million book deal with Random House imprint, One World. Neither Kaepernick nor One World have commented on what the book will cover, but many speculate the events of the last two years, including how a veteran advised him to take a knee— as opposed to sitting during the anthem— to honor oppressed people killed by the gross systemic…

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Colin Kaepernick Signs $1 Million Deal with Random House Imprint

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Football players have been making headlines about their behaviors off the field for years, but last year, ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines for very different reasons.  In order to bring attention to the oppression of people of color, Kaepernick decided he would kneel and continue to kneel during the playing of the national anthem until the words in the song rang true for everyone. His actions yielded a very different responses from the public and from those in the public eye. We saw everything from #veteransforkaepernick trending, and a well-known former NYPD officer declaring his support of Kaepernick; while others have posted videos of themselves burning Kaepernick’s jersey and threats to boycott the NFL if Kaepernick was…

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Why did she stay? Why not ask why he did it? An intervention specialist discusses Ray Rice

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And the blame continues. Twitter and Facebook abound with it. Some claim with surety that they’d leave after the first minute a man touched them. Other wonder (with an air of superiority) why Janay Rice married Ray Rice in the first place (often accompanied with gold-digging, victim-blaming reasons). Many question her “role” in the situation — wondering why she stayed, sat next to him, tweeted support, etc. Everyone has an opinion about and questions about Janay Rice. Why, why, why. I pray someone is there for her, helping deflect the meanness and judgment. I worked in the field (working with batterers) for 10 years. I could write pages of “why women stay” — explaining how women become trapped by violent…

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