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Monticello Officially Recognizes Children of Sally Hemings and Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson's Monticello<br>(Image by Wikipedia (commons.wikimedia.org)) Permission Details DMCA<p>Our founding father, my 6th great-grandfather, had 6 …

Thomas Jefferson

Being Black in America Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

In Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. One young woman’s struggle shows why.<p>Image above: Kiarra Boulware and her niece at Penn North, an addiction-recovery center in Baltimore<p>One morning this past September, …

African-American News

Video Shows Black Woman Chasing Confederate-Flag-Wearing Teen Who Called Her the N-Word

Proving that black women do not possess the genetic predisposition enjoyed by people who forget about past events like slavery, Jim Crow or that one …

Women of Color

Are We Done Yet With Waffle House? Viral Video Shows Black Couple Being Arrested for Questioning Juice Charge at Florida Waffle House

Waffle House is back under intense scrutiny after an employee called the police on a black couple who wanted their bill explained to them because of …

Crime

The whitening process and transfer of ‘black money’ continues – 76% of Brazil’s World Cup stars marry white women: Is love really color-blind?

From left to right: Brazilian futebol stars Fernandihno with wife Glaucia Roza, Neymar with girlfriend Bruna Marquezine, Willian with wife Vanessa …

Brazil

Detroit Is Black - Tiff Massey

History Professor Shares Excellent Response to Kanye's Slavery Comments

Self-proclaimed “free thinker” Kanye West is now facing one of his biggest controversies yet. After making flippant remarks about America’s history …

'It's Crippling to See What's Happened.' Why TMZ Producer Confronted Kanye West Over Slavery Claims

Van Lathan had never met Kanye West before the rapper showed up at the offices of celebrity news site TMZ on Tuesday and proclaimed that dwelling on …

Top 10 Ways Black People Keep Racism Alive, According to Wypipo

As one of the world’s foremost experts in the field of wypipology, I am constantly searching for ways to translate my studies into real-world …

The Ugly Truth of Being a Black Professor in America

I’ve received hundreds of racist emails, phone messages, and letters. This is what it’s like to be hated.

It's Not Just Black Panther. Afrofuturism Is Having a Moment

That Marvel’s <i>Black Panther</i> is a runaway hit commercially and culturally is, by now, obvious. The movie, set in the fictional African country of …

How white Americans used lynchings to terrorize and control black people

<b>What were lynchings?</b><p>Historians broadly agree that lynchings were a method of social and racial control meant to terrorize black Americans into submission, and into an inferior racial caste position. They became widely practiced in the US south from roughly 1877, the end of post-civil war …

Black History

Fed up with Facebook, activists find new ways to defend their movements

In the wake of revelations that the personal information of as many as 87 million Facebook users was used by data analysis firm Cambridge Analytica in 2016 for political purposes, reports indicate Facebook will contribute raw, anonymized data to a new Social Data Initiative via what is described as …

Shell knew truth of global warming in 1980s; foresaw a Hurricane Sandy scenario

New documents released online and published by a Dutch news website reveal that, like ExxonMobil Corp., Shell Oil also knew the truth about global …

Denzel Washington Paid for ‘Black Panther’ star Chadwick Boseman to Study at Oxford

by Kathleen Elkins via cnbc.com Chadwick Boseman, the 41-year-old star of Black Panther, may have Oscar-winner and 2018 nominee Denzel Washington to…

Why I’ve Concluded Code Switching Is Absolutely, Irrefutably For The Birds

While most people express curiosity about my academic life, my interactions on social media have actually been reflective of my learning and growth …

Supreme Court: No Lives Matter If a Cop Feels Threatened

The high court’s ruling this week basically says that if an old lady has a cane and a cop says he thought it was a gun, he can fire away.<p>It’s …

What We Mean When We Call White People ‘Colonizers’

I’ve included references to East Liberty—a neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s East End—in pieces I’ve written for VSB, Ebony, Slate and GQ, and it’s …

What Black Women Need to Know About Hair Loss

When Jasmine Collins, a hairstylist in the Atlanta area, turns her clients around to face themselves in the mirror, it’s often the first time they have seen their own hair styled in years, maybe decades.<p>Ms. Collins has a niche clientele of women with hair loss that is caused primarily by traction …

Report: Trump, GOP Seriously Considering Reparations to Attract Black Voters

Faced with declining polls and widespread losses in the 2018 midterm congressional elections, multiple media outlets report that the Republican …

Is It a Coincidence That Today’s Most Outspoken Black Male Athletes Are Married to Black Women? (Hint: Nah)

In 2005, Kanye West articulated the perceived inevitability of successful black men leaving black women for white women in “Gold Digger”—a song 1) in …

Stephon Clark’s family demands prosecution in fatal shooting of unarmed father

During an emotional news conference Monday, Stephon Clark’s family and civil rights leaders demanded that Sacramento police be held accountable for the 23-year-old father’s death, calling for charges against the officers involved and changes to local police department policies.<p>Family attorney Ben …

Tucker Carlson Explains Why White People Aren’t ‘Designed’ to Live Around Immigrants

Just when you thought the sentient celery stalk who cosplays as a concerned-as-fuck-looking, mediocre, diet white nationalist on Fox News couldn’t …

When the white establishment ignored these black photographers, the Kamoinge collective was born

Based in 1960s Harlem, they challenged the way stories of black lives were told, and who got to tell them<p>There’s a pictureof Miles Davis, …

Black History

Cornell University Student Facing Hate Crime Charges in Racist Attack Could Be Deported if Convicted

A Canadian citizen studying at Cornell University on a student visa could be deported to his homeland if convicted of a racist attack on a black …

Knowing Your Place: Why Amandla Stenberg Bowed Out of Auditioning for Black Panther

In the weeks since <i>Black Panther</i> premiered, much has been made of the revelatory experience of seeing such a melanin-rich cast on-screen. …

Dear White Teen Gun Control Activists: Could You Ask for a Few Things for Black America?

Dear Teen Activists:<p>First, I want to say that I admire your work and everything you’re doing to stop America’s idiotic deification of killing …

‘Black Panther’ and the Real, Lost Wakandas

The blockbuster movie imagines an advanced African nation untouched by colonialism. That’s not fiction, it’s true history that was covered-up by …

Pegging: Kink-Shaming Keeps Us From Fully Enjoying Butt Play

As a cishet woman, I will admit that while I am not into anal sex, I do love a little butt play during sex—and I know I’m not alone in this.<p>There are …

Nina Simone Playwright Christina Ham: "For Me, Every Month Is Black History Month"

On September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL, was bombed by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Four young girls were killed while inside the building, inciting a defining moment in the civil rights movement in America. The attack, senseless and outstandingly violent, created …

Women of Color