29 Feb, 2024

The Respectabilty Myth : How Black Folks “Do Better” than Einstein and Still Get Unfair Treatment

  In the midst of Black America’s thunderous howl of outrage at police injustice, there remains a sect of blacks who believe we are to blame for our own relentless slaughter. These people say if we stopped shooting each other, whites would stop shooting us.They say if black women were to cover up more, they […]

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You Won’t Get Enough of this Family Duo Dance Routine!

  The 6 Year old budding dancer, Princess, choreographed this Jersey Club Dance that she and ANi  perform together. This video is going viral and we see why. We love to see positive and loving relationships between family members!     Have you seen the video yet? How many times have you watched it so far?

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Black Art Feature: Shikeith

  1.Curator of the Studio Museum of Harlem said Thelma Golden wrote that post Black artists were “adamant about not being labeled Black artists though their work was steeped, in fact deeply interested, in redefining complex notions of Blackness”. Do you agree with the concept of post Black art? If we can ask what is […]

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Hands down, Shut up: White America’s Message to the Rams

We’ve seemed to reach a familiar, awkward juncture in America: the intersection of race and sports. Several St. Louis Rams players decided to take a stand on Sunday by walking onto their home field in a “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture of solidarity with protesters of police brutality. On November 24th, a Ferguson, Missouri grand […]

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The Montgomery Boycott and the Erasure and White Wash of Black Women

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks helped spark a movement that would change this country forever. Yet, 59 years later Blacks continue to fight, bleed and sweat for their civil rights and humanity in this country. 59 years later, the same white supremacy that violated the rights and bodies of Black folk, is responsible […]

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Please Don’t Show me the Picture of the Boy Hugging the Police Officer

There’s a photo that’s gone viral of a young boy hugging a police offer at a Ferguson protest in Portland. The Oregonian dubbed it “The Hug Heard Round the World”. Others, including myself, are not so impressed. Exploring the context behind the picture, its not as sweet as some would like to believe. The 11 […]

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11 Empowering & Inspiring Black Women to Follow on Twitter

  Black Twitter, a word started as an inside  joke by the black community to describe Black twitter users, has become a buzzword in the past few years. Black twitter has shown its power over social media by starting many trending hashtags. Many of those very hashtags have dealt with race, sex, gender and sexuality. […]

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Out of the Mouth of Babes – In Defense of Willow and Jaden Smith

You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist. -Nietzsche It is very disturbing that all of the people criticizing Jaden and Willow’s remarks are adults who have had their own growing up time and opportunity to question the meaning […]

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5 Must Read Classic Short Stories by Black Authors

  Literature by Black authors is largely ignored or marginalized in literary canons. This is not because there aren’t any works worthy enough for inclusion but because of the overarching domination of institutional racism and sexism. Here, we take a brief look at short stories penned by Black authors. If you have any more recommendations […]

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Gabrielle Union’s response to Leaked Nude Photos

by Gabrielle Union as as told to Abigail Pesta for Cosmopolitan A day after I got married this past August, rumors spread on the Internet that my name was on a list of more than 100 women whose private photos had been stolen off Apple’s iCloud. I had been so happy that week, thinking about […]

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