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Who Gets to Be African-American? An Academic Question

The issues explored in this November 2016 article are just as relevant today. The author is now the Augustus Baldwin Longstreet Professor of English at Emory University in Atlanta.

Model Yaya DaCosta Calls Out Reality TV for Its Issues with Blackness

Yaya DaCosta, a former contestant of the hit show America’s Next Top Model, is calling out the…

Noir Reads Delivers Books by Black Authors to Your Doorstep

In an effort to diversify the bookshelves of literature connoisseurs, Derick Brewer and Zellie Imani…

Why I Refuse to Date Someone Who Isn’t Unapologetically Black

As social awareness of all the various iterations of systemic discrimination garner more mainstream attention,…

Understanding Muhammad Ali’s Identity, and Our Own

It is difficult to articulate the impact of Muhammad Ali.  For decades, a plethora of…

Ben Carson Says Obama Was ‘Raised White’

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says President Barack Obama cannot truly understand the Black experience.…