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Quote of the Day

“I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long.” -Marie Antoinette

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Another interesting article on the debate of the portrayal of African American women in mainstream media: http://thefeministwire.com/2013/05/the-rise-of-beyonce-the-fall-of-lauryn-hill-a-tale-of-two-icons/