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Children of Blood and Bone guide: Everything you need to know about this year's biggest fantasy series

<i>Children of Blood and Bone</i>, from first-time author Tomi Adeyemi, has all the makings of a masterpiece.<p>The 600-page volume is a multi-faceted …

The Racist Origins Of The Cakewalk

During slavery, the “cake” was a prize earned by the enslaved Black people made to put on a show during what was known as the cakewalk. Click "Start" …

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Refining Presence - Choreographer Nailah Randall-Bellinger

Urban Bush Women Generative Dancer Choreographic & Performance Lab

Visual perception, spatiality, and imagery » Ausdance | Dance Advocacy

Visual perception and choreographic spatiality<p>This phase of the research was based on the notion that dance is primarily apprehended by visual …

Neurology

Why, I Say, White People Can't Dance (And, Yes, It has to Do with Race/Culture/Rhythm, Appreciation, & Respect)

<b>Introduction</b><p>For me, saying white people can't dance has nothing to do with the typical answer that they don't have rhythm. I think the reason for it …

Black Culture

How Meghan Markle Is Giving the Royal Family the Shake-Up It Needs

The last time a member of the British royal family announced his intention to marry an American divorcée, there was a constitutional crisis and the …

Royal Family

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.

College & University

Ghosts in the House

How Toni Morrison fostered a generation of black writers.<p>No. 2245 Elyria Avenue in Lorain, Ohio, is a two-story frame house surrounded by look-alikes. Its small front porch is littered with the discards of former tenants: a banged-up bicycle wheel, a plastic patio chair, a garden hose. Most of its …

Literature

Floor Work Technique Class - Akimenko Dmitry

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They Are Called “Blood Diamonds” For A Reason

Diamonds are forever - or are they? Diamond engagement rings are a Western custom but, like a car, diamonds’ value decrease once purchased. Click …

Color Meanings & Symbolism | In-depth Meaning of Colors

Colors! Delicious aren’t they? Here at Building Beautiful Souls we can never get enough – especially of the Gypsy Boho palette! In fact, seconds of …

Choosing Shoes for Healthy Feet - a Practical Guide to Minimal Shoes

My Favourite Minimal Shoe Options<p>What about actually picking shoes? There are great lists of shoes on Katy Says, for summer and for winter.<p>But I …

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Of washing powder, Afrophobia and racism in China

Is Afrophobia really on the rise in China?<p>Roughly two months have passed since the Qiaobi detergent advertisement went viral. The advert, in which a …

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'Black Panther' box office tops 'Jurassic World,' and 'Titanic' is next

<i>Black Panther</i> crossed yet another box office record threshold this week, and it's now days away from reaching another.<p>Monday's ticket sale totals …

Why dance is just as important as math in school

<i>Stocksy</i><p>Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test …

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression? It reminds me of how, in Minnesota in January, the …

How Black Women Describe Navigating Race and Gender in the Workplace

A few years ago I started attending classes for my part-time MBA. What I noticed almost immediately was that my experience in the classroom largely mirrored my experience of close to a decade in corporate America: I’m consistently one of very few black women and black people in the room.<p>In …

Exclusive: Labelle's Nona Hendryx Speaks Out!

The genre-bending, musically adventurous ladies of Labelle (of "Lady Marmalade" fame) launch their first tour in 30 years on Friday, December 19 at the Apollo in New York City before heading out across the country in 2009. It comes hard on the heels of Labelle's new <i>Back To Now</i> CD, easily the …

Column: White people don’t understand the trauma of viral police-killing videos

The calls and emails started coming in: “Dr. Williams, are you available for commentary? Have you seen the recent shooting?”<p>Another unarmed black man …

Justice

Don’t Just Resist, Return to Who You Are

Yes! Magazine , Decolonization Issue | March 2018 | Taiaiake Alfred* Let’s re-experience our homelands the way our ancestors did and re...

Kali Sampson Alexander brings ‘Yoga Classes to the Masses’

A beloved Los Angeles based yoga teacher, licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, wellness expert, and mother of three, Kali Sampson Alexander has the …

Conversation and reading with Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith on What Writers Can Learn from Some of History’s Greatest Dancers

“Between propriety and joy choose joy.”<p><i>“Oh, how wonderful! How like thought! How like the mind it is!”</i> Helen Keller exclaimed when she experienced dance for the first time in legendary choreographer Martha Graham’s studio. Graham herself saw a parallel between her particular art and all creative …

Experience Local Food In Vietnam

One of the most incredible ways to experience a new city is through the local food. So naturally, during my most recent travels through Southeast …

How to build muscle as age tears it down

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you are in your 40s or 50s, chances are that you are starting to notice some changes in your body, including muscle loss and diminishing strength, even if you exercise fairly regularly.<p>Reduced levels of physical activity, increases in sedentary behavior and doing less intense exercise …

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