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White America's Michelle Obama Problem

by #teamEBONY

Not even President Obama is above taking a selfie in the least appropriate selfie-taking venue possible. While attending a memorial… Read More

Teaching While Black and Blue

The Strange Danger of Teaching While Black

by #teamEBONY

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Fashion has a painful and embarrassing past of putting White models in Blackface, and it appears some of them still haven't learned… Read More

Pop music’s race problem: How white artists profit from mocking hip-hop

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by #teamEBONY

The murder of Renisha McBride suggests that asking for help while Black is a capital offense. It has long been a crime. The right… Read More

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America’s grotesque amusement: The joke is on black women again

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by #teamEBONY

This past weekend, Kerry Washington became only the eighth Black woman to host Saturday Night Live. The paltry representation… Read More

Dunmore’s Proclamation

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Throughout 1775, tensions had been rising between Virginian patriots and their royalist governor, Lord Dunmore. The War of Independence… Read More

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