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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.…

Rosa Clemente

I am Latino. And Black

Yesterday, an interesting thing happened to me. I was told I am not Black. The…

12 Things to Leave in 2012

As 2012 winds down, there are a few issues that still need worth addressing –…

White Redemption 2.0:Barack, Trayvon and Lessons from 1877

The post-Civil Rights era has seen advances in civil liberties, but they are juxtaposed by…

KNOW OUR HERITAGE: Teaching Children About Cultural Traditions

Several years ago I asked a friend, “What are you going to teach your children…