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Michelle Ella Pierre


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Hillary Clinton calls out candidates who give empty promises

This past Friday, Hillary Clinton spoke to a predominately black crowd at the National Urban League's conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She addressed racial inequality and the hypocrisy of presidential candidates who fish for valuable black votes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTfzmLFUx8I Clinton is right. Every candidate is trying to capture the black and Latino vote by...

Where are all the black plus-sized beauty icons?

Our generation is experiencing a movement in which women are challenging restrictive and harmful beauty standards the media enforces upon us. All across social media, we've seen plus-sized girls rocking bathing suits, "average-sized" women claiming Hollywood success, and we've even witnessed a few magazines open up to featuring girls who aren't a size two. But black women and...

For the girls who have been told - You'd be prettier if you were white

When I was a little kid, I wasn't aware of how I stood out compared to the other kids. In the sea of my white classmates, my natural hair and darker complexion set me apart from the rest. I understood that I looked different, but it did not give me discomfort. In fact, I loved my blackness. I loved how my skin darkened into a deep, warm brown after hours of playing in the summer sun. I...