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Cynthia Greenlee

How ‘Roots’ Reverberated in Africa

When the landmark TV miniseries Roots premiered to a U.S. audience of almost 100 million viewers in January 1977, the West African nation where author Alex Haley purportedly found his ancestor Kunta Kinte—The Gambia—did not yet have a national television
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I Like My Unruly Eyebrows, Thank You Very Much

I’ve never had my eyebrows shaped, plucked, threaded, waxed, filled in, tinted, drawn on, or otherwise groomed. And I’m okay with that. More than okay – I’m downright happy with it. It’s other people who seem to have the problem.
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Pregnant and Punished: How Our Drug Policies Hurt Women

Co-authored by Farah Diaz-Tello Throughout the world, pregnant women involved in illicit drugs as users, producers, or sellers are roundly vilified. They are viewed, as described by conservative Tennessee state legislator Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster), as the “worst of
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