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Sprouted in the “birthplace of Hip-Hop,” decently traveled and a well-read Bronx native, Damares takes pride in her intuitive knack for survival and fluid adaptability. A former resident of Las Vegas and Miami, she’s found her way back to the Big Apple, firmly planting roots where she and her elderly Italian Greyhound proudly call home.

  • What’s All the Hubbub, Hobby Lobby?

    Tomorrow, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties will have their day in court for one of the most dangerously anti-woman arguments to be heard by the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS). The case, which pits religious liberty against a woman’s basic right to comprehensive… Read More ›

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  • CHOICES, Rights and What NOW

    On just about every Saturday at 6:45am, you’ll find numerous 3-feet-tall easels touting full-colored, explicitly graphic photos of butchered fetuses, propped along the sidewalks of Jamaica Avenue.  Depending on who you ask, the photos are either doctored, are of miscarriages… Read More ›

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  • Invisible: The Unrecognized History of Black Women

    There exists a dichotomy of Black Women’s History that creates a departure of alliance for modern day women and for women cross-culturally alike.  We know Harriett Tubman and Rosa Parks, each woman courageously reflecting pivotal moments in Black History, while… Read More ›

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  • Pussy Riot and the Charisma of Protest

    A girl and her laptop explore the world.  Her head is filled with clamor.  The noise goes “Injustice. Inequality.   Discrimination.  Degradation.”  This kindles anger in the girl’s heart.  She does not like feeling emotional discomfort.  She does not tolerate vexation. … Read More ›

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  • A Casual Slap in the Face on a Typical Sunday

    I was excited. It was 1998 and I had just bought a brand new set of midgets to change into my Rollerblades. They’d make it easier for me to jump rails with.  I was destined to become an infamous aggressive… Read More ›

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