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White Writer Calls Black Panther ‘Hollywood’s Worst Nightmare,’ Blames It for White People’s Problems

A writer for Forbes magazine wrote an article Tuesday in which he described <i>Black Panther</i> as “Hollywood’s worst nightmare” and lamented how the film’s …

Black Panther

These horrifying ‘human zoos’ delighted American audiences at the turn of the 20th century

‘Specimens’ were acquired from Africa, Asia, and the Americas by deceptive human traffickers<p>More than 20 million people attended the 1904 World’s …

South Carolina

Dapper Dan Talks His Gucci Partnership, Dressing Harlem’s Notorious Gangsters, and Getting Busted by Sonia Sotomayor (Exclusive) | GQ

Inside the new atelier of Dapper Dan, the tailor whose 125th Street shop defined the high-flying look of Harlem’s cocaine ’80s—and who’s now back in business, thanks to a Twitter controversy and an unlikely new arrangement with Gucci.<p><b>Dapper Dan is the original auteur of gangster chic.</b> Born Daniel …

The Follower Factory

Everyone wants to be popular online. Some even pay for it. Inside social media’s black market.

Social Media

In America, there was a time when even 'Thanksgiving' was a fightin' word

When Americans across North and South gather for<p>Thanksgivingaround tables laden with turkey and cranberries, perhaps the biggest regional disagreement centers on stuffing versus dressing.<p>It was not always so. In the runup to the Civil War, there was strong resistance in the South toward …

By All Means Necessary: How Boogie Down Productions Was Formed Against All Odds (Video)

“You could call a man a bum with disgust on your morning run. ‘Cause he lives outside in the street, you don’t know this, but you’ve failed to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

15 High-Protein Vegetarian Recipes That Aren't Just Salads

Because who said vegetarians just eat salad?<p>October 31, 2017<p>Whenever someone transitions to a vegetarian diet, the thing they often wonder is “what …

Healthy Eating

Frederick Douglass Shut Down Robert E. Lee Glorifiers More Than a Century Ago

Perhaps President Donald Trump was right—long-deceased abolitionist Frederick Douglass is doing an "amazing job." But it appears White House Chief of …

4 Radical Black British Social Movements You Should Know

October is Black British History Month in the UK. As the country is facing some dire political times—Brexit looming in, an incredibly anti-black …

Race, Racism, and Southern Myths

In 2010, two historians edited a collection of thirteen essays written by white historians about “The Myth of Southern Exceptionalism.” Admittedly, I …

The short life of the National Colored Base Ball League

Lasting two short weeks, the National Colored Base Ball League embodied much of the Black baseball experience in the 1800s.On October 28th, 1886, a …

Sports Analytics

Colin Kaepernick and the Power of Black Silent Protest

On July 28, 1917, thousands of Black children, women, and men stoically marched in silence down Fifth Avenue in New York City in what was called the …

Colin Kaepernick

To Be Clear, White Supremacy Is the Foundation of Our Country. We Won’t Destroy It by Toppling Statues

From the white supremacist “rally” and terror attack in Charlottesville, Va., to the current president’s public defense of Nazis to the recent uproar …

Rights & Freedoms

It’s Time for the Lost Cause of the South to Get Lost

The nation has been held back for decades because of Southerners’ dishonest propaganda about the causes of the Civil War. Enough, enough, enough.<p>In …

Soul of a Nation review – the extraordinary art of the black power era

Tate Modern, London Civil rights meet aesthetics in this riveting survey of 20 crucial years of black American art and struggle<p>A man with shades and a perfectly picked afro stands against a flat silver background. He is dressed in a Superman T-shirt. His muscular arms are folded in a painting as …

Black Panther

Slavery is part of American History.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) George Orwell said, “<i>The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own</i> …

Tracing Your Roots: Were Slaves’ Surnames Like Brands?

We made a surprising discovery while addressing a question about how slaves got their last names.<p><b>Dear Professor Gates:</b><p><i>Were the surnames of enslaved</i> …

Genealogy

Top 10 Black Slaveowners

The US has a long and gruesome history of slavery that has affected almost every part of its culture. Children in school learn the harsh …

Black History

Samuel Green: Suspected of Aiding the "Dover Eight" In Escape from Slavery

Samuel Green was an African-American self-emancipated anti-slavery activist who was jailed in 1857 for possessing a copy of the anti-slavery novel …

Black History

1619: The First African Slaves Arrive in a Ship into What Would then Become the United States

BY WALTER OPINDE<p>It was during the late summer and out of a violent storm appears a Dutch ship. The ship had no cargo except for the twenty or so …

Black History

The day Edward D. Brown became the first African-American to win the Belmont Stakes

Jockey who guided Kingfisher to victory in 1870 later found success as an owner and trainer<p>Edward D. Brown went to Elmont, New York, and conquered …

This white reporter from Pittsburgh dressed like a black man for 30 days to expose Southern racism

The new book ‘30 Days a Black Man’ looks back at his story<p>In 1948, a white, Pittsburgh-based journalist named Ray Sprigle laid out in the punishing …

Pulitzer Prize

Little Known Black History Fact: Nubia, The Black Wonder Woman

<b>Wonder Woman</b> is one of DC Comics’ most popular characters, and the Hollywood version of the super-heroine, starring <b>Gal Gadot,</b> is currently packing …

Comic Books

The N-word is a linguistic construct rooted in hatred.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>17</b><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) The word Nigger is inflammatory; it evokes anger and resentment. The N-word is a linguistic construct …

Stereotypes

Fears of Black Political Activism in Cuba and Beyond, 1912–2017

Images of police officers violently targeting black protestors in Buenaventura, Colombia, restraining Black Lives Matter activists in Charlotte, NC, …

Political Activism

Descendants Of Georgetown University Slaves To Attend The Prestigious School

The admission of two siblings, both descendants of slaves, is the university's attempt at atonement for its dark past.<p>When Maryland Jesuit priests …

College & University

Black Panther's Costumes Are a Godsend to Black Cosplayers

One of the most striking things we learned about <i>Black Panther</i> from the teaser trailer that dropped over the weekend is just how vibrant the movie’s …

‘You Can Kill a Man, but You Can’t Kill an Idea’: Remembering Medgar Evers on the 54th Anniversary of His Assassination

On June 12, 1963, white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith assassinated Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers in the driveway of his Jackson, …

Black History
Rights & Freedoms

‘The Green Book of South Carolina’ is the go-to black travel guide for this summer

This new app allows users to easily find historic black sites in South Carolina<p>Those seeking to find historic sites that dig deeper into the rich …