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The Warmth of Other Suns

I just finished reading The Warmth of Other Suns, which is based on hundreds of interviews and documents the Great Migration of Southern Blacks to the north and west during the 20th Century. The migration reminded me of the Dust Bowl … Continue reading

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The Nation of Islam, or How Fake News Snowball

Today is a very special holiday for the Nation of Islam. They call it Savior’s Day. It commemorates the birth of its founder, Master Wallace Fard Muhammad, whom they believe to be an incarnation of Allah and the last prophet, … Continue reading

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Two Things I Love About Black Panther

I watched the movie Black Panther last night. Relished every moment of the movie. I won’t give away details. I’ll only discuss two things I loved about Wakandan culture. Afro-punk The superhero was created (by white men) prior to the … Continue reading

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Happy Kwanzaa!

The role of ceremony in preserving and strengthening communities and bringing friends together increasingly becomes a source of research and curiosity for me. I’ve written about this before. Earlier this year, the School of Life published a video on the history … Continue reading

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The #OscarsSoWhite Hashtag: the Kiss that Awakened Hollywood from its Snow White Fairy Tale

Controversy has been ignited, taking the shape of the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in social media, concerning how for the last two years the Oscar nominees have been all white. The reasoning behind the controversy involves the demographics in America, which include approximately … Continue reading

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A Manly Woman’s Work for Racial Justice

I dare say you marvel sometimes at my independent way of walking through the world just as if nature had made me of your sex instead of poor Eve’s. Trust me, my beloved friend, the mind has no sex but … Continue reading

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The Charleston Shooting, the Bible, and Ignorance

A demented young white male, tormented by hatred and paranoia, entered into a Black church and killed nine Black men and women in the middle of what appears to be open season on African Americans. For months, we have been … Continue reading

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