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The Unique Harm Of Sexual Abuse In The Black Community

Written by Jennifer M. Gómez, Wayne State UniversityWhat makes R. Kelly’s alleged sexual abuse of black girls different than that of other big-name alleged perpetrators, like Woody Allen?What are the different pressures faced by Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford regarding their testimonies of alleged sexual and gender mistreatment by Supreme Court Justices Clarence...

The Black Muslim Female Fashion Trailblazers Who Came Before Model Halima Aden

Written by Kayla Renée Wheeler, Grand Valley State University Media reports have celebrated Halima Aden becoming the first woman to be featured in the Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit edition wearing a hijab or a burkini. In the past, she has appeared on the covers of Allure, British Vogue and Glamour Magazine.As a scholar who studies black Muslim fashion, I often find...