Shahida Muhammad

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Peace Without Justice Is Consent

There’s been a lot of talk about peace lately. In the midst of the Baltimore…

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The ‘New Black’ Fairytale

When Pharrell dropped the term “New Black” last year, it was as if the ethereal…

Colombia While Black: Double-Consciousness Abroad

Colombia While Black:Double-Consciousness Abroad

I’ll never forget the moment I truly became aware of the Black presence in Latin-America.…

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Culture Clash: New Univision TV Documentary Reveals Afro-Mexican Struggle for Identity

What is it like to be a person of African descent in Mexico? Like most…

Gabrielle Union in Being Mary Jane

‘Where Is Your Happy Ending?’ Defining Success in the Mary Jane Era

The series premiere of Being Mary Jane last week was everything I imagined it would…

The Moral Compass of Entertainment (Or Lack Thereof?)

For the past few months, a friend has been trying hard to get me to…

SUPERWOMAN SYNDROME:Are Black Women Killing Themselves to be Strong?

When Alicia Keys released her hit single, “Superwoman,” it became an anthem of sorts to…

I’m Not African American… I’m Black

What does it mean to be African American? This is a question that is quietly…