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Dating in the Internet Age: A Better Way to Meet
Comments (0) UR Men, UR Romance

Better Way to Meet (betterwaytomeet.com) is a professional dating service for gay and bisexual men that services metropolitan Atlanta, GA. Atlanta is a premium city with many of the lush aspects that make city living absolutely fabulous, and the dating scene is as intense as it is in any major city.... Read More...

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#HoodLove Part 3: I’ll Hold You Down
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Renewal, UR Romance

The never-ending struggle that is Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran has reached its highest peak with recent news of the singer’s lovechild. Yet Karrueche explained in her recent interview with Iyanla Vanzant that she will continue to be with Chris as she always has. Speaking on their interview in Sister2Sister... Read More...

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Can Money Buy Diversity in the Tech World?
Comments (0) UR Affairs

Apple, the company whose device you may well be reading this article on, is donating $50 million to the cause of increasing diversity in the technology industry. It’s a noble and necessary cause—it doesn’t take more than a quick glance at the tech community to see that it’s dominated by white men. But the... Read More...

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Women’s Suffrage 2015: The Connection Between Human Trafficking and Loretta Lynch
Comments (0) UR Affairs

Since her nomination on November 8, 2014, Loretta Lynch’s confirmation as Attorney General has been delayed longer than the seven previous attorney generals over the past three decades, according to President Obama. Once confirmed, Lynch shall succeed Attorney General Eric Holder, becoming this country’s first Black female top law enforcement official.... Read More...

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UR Affairs: Republican Party Drama
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Republicans have really been acting out lately. We all know they don’t like Obama, but they seem to be putting in even more effort than usual to undermine the president as he tries to do his job.  With 2016’s election looming and crucial sectors of the voting public already unimpressed with... Read More...

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The New Mid-Twenties, Part 6: Lost and Found
Comments (0) UR Renewal

This weekly fiction series, based on actual events, explores what life is like for a twenty-something facing the unique struggles of a millennial world. Get caught up on Part 5 here. After everything that had happened, I was really looking forward to some quality time with Kelsey. Our relationship was still developing.... Read More...

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How to Not Be a Dick on St. Patrick’s Day
Comments (0) UR Renewal

The folks who don’t love a good alcohol-fueled holiday are few and far between, and St. Patrick’s is often considered one of the paramount party holidays. That said, some of what Americans consider to be St. Patrick’s Day “traditions” can be deeply offensive to people who are actually Irish. Here... Read More...

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Racism on Campus: The Problem with Greek Life
Comments (4) UR Affairs

            For most reasonable people, the news of an Oklahoma fraternity’s members recording and publicizing a racist chant was deeply disconcerting. However, it’s hard to respond with the kind of surprise that should be warranted, because racism is hardly new to fraternity culture—not to mention the South. While the individuals involved... Read More...

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The New Mid-Twenties, Part 5: Can’t Catch a Brake
Comments (0) UR Renewal

This weekly fiction series, based on actual events, explores what life is like for a twenty-something facing the unique struggles of a millennial world. Get caught up on Part 4 here. A few days later, the smoke had cleared both from the house and from my brain. I had made the decision... Read More...

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Punk Rock Feminism: Why Kathleen Hanna is Cooler Than You
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Kaleidoscope, UR Romance

If you’ve never heard of the bands Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, or The Julie Ruin, please open up a new tab and go listen to them right now. It’s okay, I’ll wait.  Done yet? Okay good, because we still have a lot of ground to cover with just how fucking awesome... Read More...

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UR Book Club: Women in Writing Today
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I’m lucky enough to work in an institution that celebrates Women’s History Month out loud. Or so it’s said. The college I work for has invited guest speakers and prepared open seminars and lectures on the importance of women in history. But this is exactly where the problem lies. Even the school's... Read More...

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Seven Ways to Support Women in 2015
Comments (0) UR Affairs, UR Kaleidoscope, UR Renewal

March is Women’s History Month, but it’s just as important to support women throughout the rest of the year as we strive to break glass ceilings and succeed in a world that still doesn’t always see all genders as equal. It's not just societal conventions that hold women back—we ourselves... Read More...

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The New Mid-Twenties, Part 4: Where There’s Smoke…
Comments (1) UR Renewal

This weekly fiction series, based on actual events, explores what life is like for a twenty-something facing the unique struggles of a millennial world. Get caught up on Part 3 here. It had been three days since my last shower, and almost as long since I had even changed my t-shirt.... Read More...

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Comments (0) UR Beauty, UR Kaleidoscope

There will never be another woman who can talk like Joan Rivers. I miss her—and I’ve never even come close to meeting her. As a lover of movies and a writer and performer of comedy, I was sad when Robin Williams died, but when I see images of Joan on... Read More...

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Police Brutality in America: The Big Picture
Comments (0) UR Affairs

A few days ago, LAPD officers were caught on tape attacking and shooting a homeless man. What can I say that hasn’t already been said? It’s not just that this case has eerie similarities to Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and countless other, less high-profile stories of murder by police. It’s... Read More...

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The New Mid-Twenties, Part 3: Jobs and Dogs
Comments (0) UR Renewal

This weekly fiction series, based on actual events, explores what life is like for a twenty-something facing the unique struggles of a millennial world. Get caught up on Part 2 here. A few days later, I was sitting at my old desk applying for jobs online. I filled out the same... Read More...

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UR Mixology: Sweet Winter Drinks to Beat the Cold
Comments (1) UR Home

Remember those snow days as a kid where you curled up on the couch with a mug of hot chocolate while watching your favorite cartoons? These grown-up drinks will bring back sweet memories, and create some even sweeter ones. Spend your frosty days enjoying one of these sexy treats, alone... Read More...

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The New Mid-Twenties, Part 2: Batta-Bing, Batta-Boom
Comments (0) UR Renewal

This weekly fiction series, based on actual events, explores what life is like for a twenty-something facing the unique struggles of a millennial world. Get caught up on Part 1 here. The sunlight fell through the window and hit my eyes like a laser beam. To be honest, I was scared to... Read More...

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#HoodLove Part 2: PDA (Public Displays of Aggravation)
Comments (1) UR Renewal

The latest trend of PDA has social media to thank for its popularity. From the average person to celebs, people are making their relationships and quarrels a matter of public record. So there’s no wondering why when it all goes to shit. After his break with Naya Rivera, Big Sean spun... Read More...

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UR Politics: Who Actually Commits Welfare Fraud?
Comments (0) UR Affairs

You don’t have to believe it’s real to know the stereotype of the inner city “welfare queen”: nails done, nice phone, flatscreen T.V., blah blah blah. Like most stereotypes, it’s idiotic, and it’s also not true. Earlier this year, 30 people were arrested for welfare fraud in Brushton, N.Y. Not only... Read More...

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The New Mid-Twenties, Part 1: Moving Home on Valentine’s Day
Comments (0) UR Renewal

This weekly fiction series, based on actual events, explores what life is like for a twenty-something facing the unique struggles of a millennial world. The minute I exited the aircraft, I knew it was real. This was really happening. The weight of desolation fell hard on my shoulders as I shifted... Read More...

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UR Opinion: Does Fifty Shades of Grey Misrepresent BDSM?
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Renewal

Spoiler alert: Yes, it does. The film adaptation of the absurdly notorious book Fifty Shades of Grey hits theaters on February 13. As with the release of most big-budget movies, it's being hailed with a storm of excitement and criticism from armchair critics (and real ones) all across the Internet. But... Read More...

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Scandale: Halle Berry Launches Sexy, Affordable Lingerie Line
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Style

When it comes to sex appeal, Halle Berry has the game on lock. Now, the 48-year-old actress can add designer to her résumé having bought into French lingerie label Scandale Paris, a high-end line of lingerie usually marketed to women who can afford to drop a significant amount of coins... Read More...

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#HoodLove Part 1: Jazmine Sullivan’s Reality Show
Comments (0) UR Kaleidoscope, UR Romance

For those who have been in a winter-induced hibernation or just too busy to keep up with new music, Jazmine Sullivan returned with her sophomore album Reality Show. In it she highlights several relationship woes ranging from falling too deeply in love to the risks she has taken for her... Read More...

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