Lisa Bonner

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Exploring Key West, Florida’s Hidden Black History

As the southernmost point in the United States, Key West has always been a top…

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Discover Guadeloupe: European Flair With African Roots

Maybe you’ve heard about this little island in the Caribbean, but in case you haven’t,…

[Passport Goals] 5 Reasons to Put Cambodia On Your Must-See List

After being wowed by the ancient pagodas across the plains of Bagan, Myanmar, I headed…

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[PASSPORT GOALS] Peace Out: Myanmar for Self Care, Spiritual Healing

I’m back in Bagan, a place in Central Myanmar (formerly Burma), that I’d fallen in…

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[BEHIND BLACK HOLLYWOOD]Janine Sherman Barrois Sharpens Her Pen for TV

“If you look at me,” says writer/executive producer Janine Sherman Barrois, “it’s, ‘hmm, she looks…

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[BEHIND BLACK HOLLYWOOD] Meet Black Film Festival Founder Jeff Friday

In the age of digital babysitting, where parents routinely use their iPads to keep their…

[Behind Black Hollywood] ‘Black-ish’ Creator Kenya Barris Talks TV Diversity

Just as it seems like “Black Hollywood” is finally getting its just due with a…

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ST. LOUIS IS BURNING(And It’s Been a Long Time Coming)

“Where is Ferguson?” As a native St. Louisian, I’ve been asked that question many times this…

Meghan O'Donnell, 29, from St. Louis, prays at the spot where Michael Brown was killed Sunday evening

Mike Brown,Killed In Cold Blood

Mike Brown was supposed to start college today. Instead his body lies in a morgue…

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Justice, Angela Corey Style

Angela Corey has an axe to grind, or so it seems. The Florida State’s Attorney…

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Fear of a Black Teen: Race, Perception and the Law

In her closing argument in the Michael Dunn murder trial, prosecutor Erin Wolkfson said “Jordan…

ALL FALLS DOWN: The Undoing of Jesse Jackson, Jr.

Chicago politics long been synonymous with corruption. With an average of 51 public corruption convictions…

Brown, Hollywood, Brown!

Something’s happened in 2013. It seems like all of a sudden, Hollywood is taking notice.…