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The Piece About The Dehumanization Of Kim Kardashian

Originally published on papermag.com Kim Kardashian was bound, gagged, handcuffed and held at gunpoint by two masked men posing as police officers in her Paris home – a disturbing and frightening incident later revealed to be a robbery. Facts alone, this is a deeply alarming occurrence. But what continues to ...

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TOO MUCH BLOODSHED

Originally published on kingkingsley.wordpress.com Whenever a serious incident breaks out in Nigeria, which is every day, I have mostly been slow in commenting on them with the excuse that smarter guys have written all there is to be said about them. This is a comfortable lie that I’m no longer ...

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HE IS AKIN

Writer’s Note: The following narration is a work of fiction inspired by true life events. * I was hidden in the crowd the day it happened – the day he was beaten and lynched. It was on that day I had my conviction, a conviction that brought in anger and ...

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I KILLED A SPIDER

As a final-year student of History, my project fieldwork was set in my village. So I had to travel down there to get the work done. I got home after dark, and went to put my things away in my room. There wasn’t any power, so I had to use ...

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If You’re Going To Condemn Terrorism—Please Condemn All Of It

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com I despise bullies. I always have. As a young boy, when I scanned the hallways at school, my eyes instinctively sought out the underdog and the marginalized. I pushed back against those who brokered in intimidation. Into adulthood, I’ve retained the same burden for those who ...

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President Obama Calls on Young African Leaders to Support LGBT Rights

Speaking in Washington, D.C., as part of a three-day summit for the Young African Leadership Initiative, President Barack Obama used a question about anti-albino violence in Kenya to address the widespread and deeply entrenched homophobia in many African societies. After saying that violence against people based on their skin color ...

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John Pavlovitz: Thoughts On The Gay Community, Humanity, And Why I’m Not An LGBT Ally

Originally published on johnpavlovitz.com A year or so ago this blog post, about how I’d respond if I learned that my children were gay totally blew up, allowing me an almost instant audience with millions of people from around the world. My words weren’t revolutionary and they weren’t very different ...

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The Things They Say: 216

“We’re all the same. At the end of the day, everyone has something, whether you make it public or not, that people shun you for in your life. It could be that you had sex before marriage, married outside of your race… The list goes on and on and on. ...

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KILL–LOVE

If the idea of stoning another human being to death for reasons whatsoever doesn’t make you flinch, then you, my dear, are not normal. You should be stoned. By your own Perhaps your mother With the same LOVE PAIN And MIGHT With which she brought you into this [wicked] world. ...

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FICKLE-MINDED

This here is a friend’s Facebook post that was as illuminating as it was hilarious. It is a thing of beauty when one’s hypocrisy is shown up to him, stark and cold. And you have nowhere to run but into your shame. Read and enjoy. 🙂 * This life! So I am ...

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