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“The fact is, if I become your nominee we will make the key test very simple — food stamps versus paychecks. Obama is the best food stamp president in American history… if the NAACP invites me, I’ll go to their convention and talk about why the African-American community should demand paychecks and not be satisfied with food stamps.” -Newt Gingrich

Sh*t White Politicians Say… to Black People

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“I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own. And I am not free as long as one person of Color remains chained. Nor is any one of you.”

– Audre Lorde, (“Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Anger” Sister Outsiders)

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“This powerful drama is about a Brooklyn teenager who juggles conflicting identities risking friendships, heartbreak, and family on her journey in a desperate search for sexual expression . A great thought provoking movie ensues.”

**For those who were unable to see it via screenings and those who’d like to see it again, this movie is NOW PLAYING at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema at 931 Monroe Drive near Piedmont Park.**

Typical Showtimes: 11:05am‎  ‎1:05‎  ‎3:15‎  ‎5:30‎  ‎7:45‎  ‎9:55pm‎

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The U.S. department has estimated that 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year, 80 percent of these women and girls, mostly for sexual exploitation… In contrast, in the peak decade of the transatlantic slave trade, the 1780’s an average of just under 80,000 slaves were shipped annually across the Atlantic from Africa to the New World. The average then dropped to a bit more than 50,000 between 1811 and 1850.

In other words, far more women and girls are shipped into brothels each year in the early twenty- first century than African slaves were shipped into slave plantations each year in the eighteenth or nineteenth centuries…

Source: “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

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