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Elizabeth Ann Thompson

Elizabeth Ann Thompson is a freelance writer in Oakland, California. 

The phenomenon of #DrivingWhileBlack has long been documented. The latest social media firestorm chronicles #LaughingWhileBlack. Read more

Op-Eds

A recent report focuses on an overlooked segment of the population: black girls. Image credit: African American Policy Forum Read more

Op-Eds

As an African-American lesbian, the struggle for equal rights has always been personal for me. Image: Shante Wolfe and Tori Sisson were the first same-sex couple to marry in Montgomery, Alabama this week. AP Read more

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It's 2014, time for the NFL to accept Michael Sam and any other gay player. Read more

Dispatches

We need to close the gap between the rich and the poor. That disturbing chasm is widening, as two recent surveys demonstrate. Read more

Dispatches

Robin Roberts deserves our thanks. As 2013 came to a close, the "Good Morning America" anchor came out quite simply and subtly by thanking her longtime girlfriend via a Facebook post for helping her through her most recent health crisis. Read more

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