'Roots' Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

Black History / by Deborah Douglas

'Roots' Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

Almost four decades after the original, the History Channelreimagining of Alex Haley's account of his family history goes into uncomfortable, but necessary details

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Black History / By Deborah Douglas
'Roots' Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

'Roots' Remake Strong for Kids, But Tells Brutal Truths

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Deeply Rooted: The Complex Equation of What Makes You Black

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Bridging the Digital Divide Where Bridges are Few

Bridging the Digital Divide Where Bridges are Few

On this day

...1971

On this day in 1971, Willie Mays scored his 1,950th home run.

Kente Cloth graduiation

News & Views / Education

Seriously? Student Booted From Graduation For Wearing Kente Cloth

BY Britni Danielle

Looks like we can add another item to the growing list of things that may get Black students kicked out of graduation. In addition to beards… [read more]

Hey Dads, Please Stop Threatening Your Daughter’s Prom Date With a Gun

Life / Family/Parenting

Hey Dads, Please Stop Threatening Your Daughter’s Prom Date With a Gun

BY Josie Pickens

As with every year, I’m enjoying the prom photos that I see as I scroll through my various social media feeds.  There is something magical… [read more]

Grits

Life / Food

[Hungry for History] Sweet vs. Savory Grits? A Food Historian Settles Debate

by Donna Battle Pierce

It’s not a new discussion, but the recent social media war over sweet vs. savory grits has taken on a highly-charged emotional tone that doesn’t… [read more]

The Beautiful Ones: The Women Who Inspired Prince

Entertainment & Culture / Celebrities & Notables

The Beautiful Ones: The Women Who Inspired Prince

BY Miles Marshall Lewis

What did the women in Prince’s life bring to him? What was it about the sacred feminine principle that moved and defined him in a way distinct… [read more]

News & Views / What's Happening Now

Investigators Looking Into DePaul University Noose Incident

BY #teamEBONY

Officials at Chicago’s DePaul University are investigating reports of a noose being found on its North Side campus Thursday afternoon. A statement… [read more]

Robert Glasper

Entertainment & Culture / Music

Robert Glasper & Miles Davis Make ‘Beautiful’ Music

BY Matthew Allen

In 1973, 46-year-old trumpeter Miles Davis wanted to connect more with Black youth. His iconic albums like Kind of Blue and ‘Round… [read more]

Why the Term 'Dating Down' is Irrelevant

Love & Sex / Dating

Why the Term 'Dating Down' is Irrelevant

BY Lincoln Anthony Blades

Dating Down: to enter into a relationship with someone with a much lower income, less material possessions, or a far lower income-earning… [read more]

This Mom’s Amazing Story Is Proof #BlackGirlMagic is Real

Life / Family/Parenting

This Mom’s Amazing Story Is Proof #BlackGirlMagic is Real

BY Britni Danielle

Black women and girls are everything. Despite the challenges we face from school systems that criminalize our girls’ behavior, police… [read more]

Cops in Freddie Gray Case Sue Baltimore Prosecutor

News & Views / What's Happening Now

Cops in Freddie Gray Case Sue Baltimore Prosecutor

BY #teamEBONY

Two Baltimore police officers facing criminal charges in the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in the back of a police van have sued… [read more]

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