When Biracial Actresses Become the Main Faces of Black Girlhood

Biracial Identity As the Standard Bearer For Blackness Lately, whenever there’s a mention of a woke, young Black starlet it’s either Zendaya, Yara Shahidi, or Amandla Stenberg. It’s great that these actresses are getting recognition, but the fact that three biracial girls have become the predominant representatives of young, Black girlhood makes me wonder about...

Closing Doors and Cutting Losses: My Struggle in My Interracial Relationship

When I previously wrote about my marriage, I talked a bit about the white people who were suddenly in my personal space and how this caused an influx of microaggressions and coded language in my downtime that I hadn’t dealt with since college. I had white friends, but we didn’t talk about racism. I...

‘Yoruba 101 With Tughu and Ewa’ Introduces Yoruba to Kids!

Learn more about the Yoruba culture with this new online series, 'Yoruba 101 With Tughu and Ewa'!

Ms. Marvel Urges Readers to Cast Their Presidential Vote!

Ms. Marvel isn't just kicking butt and taking names — she's also encouraging citizens to get out there and vote this election season! Take a look in this preview of Ms. Marvel #13!

Coco Is A Somewhat Touching But Problematic View on Dia de los Muertos

I want to preface this by saying it is important to acknowledge that “Dia de los Muertos” is celebrated differently all over the Americas and the Caribbean and also goes by different names. In some places, it is called “Dia de los Difuntos”, “Dia de Todos los Santos” among other names. While the movie...

“The Girl with All the Gifts” Race Analysis

By Kevin Wayne Williams The Girl with All the Gifts is one of those books that I had to read out of professional interest, as it was in a sense the inverse of my debut novel: while I had written about a nine-year-old black girl out to survive in a world full of zombies, M.R....

American Gods and the Realities of Race

Written by Jonita Davis On April 30, the moment I had been waiting for since my 2005 introduction to the novel came to fruition. Neil Gaiman’s American Gods became a television series thanks to sweet baby Jesus and Starz. The very next day, I was greeted by a review that knocked the wind out of...

How To Be A Black K-Pop Fan

Six years ago while scrolling through my favorite LiveJournal gossip site, I came across a post for a Korean group called Big Bang. I had no idea who they were or what type of music they made but I decided to click on the YouTube link and give it a listen. Fifteen listens later,...

The Mother of Pell Grants: Lois Dickson Rice

As many may know, Lois Dickson Rice (also known as Lois Dickson Fitt) recently passed away on January 4, 2017. Rice was born in Portland Maine on February 28, 1933. Her parents, David Augustus Dickson and Mary Daly, were Jamaican immigrants who did not graduate from high school. Her father worked as a...

I Am Rocket: A Reflection on PTSD from a Sexual Trauma Survivor

By Maya Golden   The Guardians of the Galaxy films are fun. Moments of chaos turn into laughter and heartfelt exchanges even draw a few tears. The day after the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I was at the theatre, ready for what I knew would be a great film. I wanted to see...
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