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Select articles from previous issues of Ashe' magazine

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The Misleading Algorithms of Oppression

We as a people must push for public interest search instead of searches that are driven by commercial biases. It is also important that we make sure there is plenty of positive representation of black girls in the media. That is why Ashe Magazine was created.
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African Diasporic Experience.

The Deadly Legacy

As Black women, and even girls, we often feel the pressure to be the best. We may feel like we have our entire culture on our back.
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I Am Not Your Fetish

While the public is exposed to more “black beauty” the amount of criticism has also increased, and this criticism spills directly onto the black community. For many young, black girls, the mainstream black beauty standards that society has set in place can alter their perception of themselves.
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Mixed Girl Problems My Life as a Mixed Girl in America

Having to explain more than once when someone asks you what ethnicity you are. Yes I am mixed. No i don’t have to choose one race to identify with.
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5 Things You Might Not Think Black Girls Can Do

There are many things that you might not think a Black Girl can do. Find out in this post how one 14 year old is showing the world that she can do anything and helping to shed the misconceptions people have about Black girls!
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Dear White People

Dear White People, there’s no handbook on this stuff, we get it. And, anti-racism is not taught widely in schools. So, please be willing to entertain the possibility that you could have some blind spots.
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The Crown Act

All the usual places where kids would scream about their math tests or get asked to winter formal were all empty now, just lockers. Of course, this was because everyone was in class, except for Cami. She was sent to the principal’s office for one reason: hair texture.
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The Misleading Algorithms of Oppression

We as a people must push for public interest search instead of searches that are driven by commercial biases. It is also important that we make sure there is plenty of positive representation of black girls in the media. That is why Ashe Magazine was created.
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Remembering

I don’t remember the time before I was self-conscious about my hair. I don't even remember when the insecurities started to process through my young mind. I do know that some events in my life have marked a remembrance for me that helped create the person I am today.
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Health.

Not Your Average Black Girls

Amaranthia Sepia and Claire Jones are a mother-daughter duo who display exceptional intelligence by expressing themselves through their art.
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Reclaim Your Mind

The Wellness Movement for Black Folks is growing necessary momentum. As a trauma-informed yoga instructor and mindfulness and meditation coach, Monique Hall is actively engaged in the liberation of Black people through their breath.
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Tisha Caldwell, on how/why she started Malkia ‘Epifania’

Tisha Caldwell, owner of Malkia Images and Malkia Epifania started her business back in 2013. It all unfolded when her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, and she couldn't use any of the products that were on the market resulting from her chemotherapy treatments.
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Embracing the Passion

Dancing has always been a passion of mine. I remember my dad telling me I used to dance in my sleep as a baby. Anytime I heard music, I could not help the choreography that flashed through my mind and the urge to move my body.
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Institutionalized Racism in the Medical Field

The healthcare system is an institution built from years of violence against Black bodies. The lack of cultural understanding and unconscious biases have made Black people victims of unfair treatment compared with their white counterparts.
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Expression.

Black Boy Joy: CC Customs- Cedric Coward

Learn about Cedric Coward the man behing CC Custom's shoes in this interview.
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The Audio Files: Black Boy Joy, Artist Spotlight: One Hour

An interview with the band One Hour. Check it out to find out more about them.
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