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Not That Kind of Person: Black Women and Suicide

In one of my favorite Superman movies, the superhero (played by the hunky Christopher Reeve) catches Lois Lane (the doe-eyed Margot Kidder) before she plunges stories to her death.  “You’ve got me,” Lois says, wild-eyed and incredulous, “you’ve got meRead the Rest »

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Is the Presidency of the United States an Unsuitable Job for a Woman?

In the PBS TV series, An Unsuitable Job for a Woman, the protagonist, Cordelia Gray, runs a detective agency solo after the death of her partner. A former secretary, she is wracked by self-doubt as she navigates her way throughRead the Rest »

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