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In pictures: ‘The golden age of hip hop’

    London photographers Janette Beckman and David Corio first came across hip hop in 1982, whilst on assignment in New York for music publications including...

Meghan Markle and the Bicultural Blackness of the Royal Wedding

“Who are your people?” is the question that repeatedly came to me as I watched Doria Ragland, Meghan Markle’s mother, sitting a few feet away from her daughter at...

You Can’t Love and Support R. Kelly and Also Love Black Women and Children

For 24 years now (24!), R. Kelly’s behavior has been as essential to his place in the zeitgeist as his music. He married Aaliyah in 1994, which also happened to be my...

TWITTER REACTS: KANYE, “SLAVERY WAS A CHOICE.”

During a TMZ conversation, Kanye West stated slavery “sounds like a choice.” In addition to that faux pas,  he added “When you hear about slavery for...

A disturbing video of Police officers forcing a black woman to the ground at an Alabama Waffle House, exposing her breasts, sparks outrage after going viral

A viral video shows police officers physically forcing a black woman to the ground, exposing her breasts in the process, at an Alabama Waffle House location. The...

A Texas School Asked Its Students To List The Positive Aspects of Slavery

A Texas charter school is apologizing after a teacher gave an assignment to an eighth grade American History class, asking students to list the positive aspects of...

The Tributes are pouring in following the death of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

The Ahmed Kathrada Foundation says Winnie Madikizela-Mandela will be remembered for her militancy, courage and defiance that kept the struggle against apartheid alive....

SPORT ALERT: NBA ‘G’ League player had ‘sudden cardiac death’

A medical examiner has determined Zeke Upshaw, a swingman for the Detroit Pistons’ G League affiliate, suffered a ”sudden cardiac death” after...

Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case ‘Brown v. Board of Education’ dies

As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown’s father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v....

The Reason why black girls are taking a leading role in the fight for gun control…

Black women and girls are often the victims of gun violence. When tens of thousands of Americans took to the streets on Saturday to demand more gun control in the wake...