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Field Negro

  • newFrom Truman to trump.
    President Harry Truman used the n word once. "I think one man is just as good as another so long as he's honest and decent and not a n****r or a Chinaman. Uncle Wills says that the Lord made a white man from dust, a n**** from mud, and then threw wh…
    - 2 hours ago 14 Aug 18, 8:41pm -
  • The drama Queen strikes again.
      * I heard Omarosa's secretly recorded taping of her firing by John Kelly today on Meet The Press (MTP). And sadly, I couldn't help but think how vulnerable this White House is. These bumbling cast of characters have made a mess of how things are…
    - 2 days ago 12 Aug 18, 8:57pm -
  • Caption Saturday
    I need a caption for this pic.*Pic from rawstory.com
    - 3 days ago 11 Aug 18, 10:48pm -
  • BlacKkKlanswoman
    In a way, the release of the movie BlacKkKansman is a perfect metaphor for something that is going on in the current news cycle. I am referring to the trials and travails in the life of former trump sycophant, Omarosa Manigault.Omarosa was the black…
    - 4 days ago 10 Aug 18, 9:48pm -
  • Questions of the day.
    I I have a few questions about some of the major news stories of the day.Now that yet another one of trump's pals have been indicted for swampy behavior, is it fair to say that trump and the people around him are some of the most corrupt ever?Should…
    - 6 days ago 8 Aug 18, 9:44pm -
  • But what about Chicago?
    "Here is something you cant understandHow I could just kill a manHere is something you cant understandHow I could just kill a man"~Cypress Hill~Sadly, I can understand. And as I see the drama of the senseless loss of young black lives playing out in…
    - 7 days ago 7 Aug 18, 9:10pm -
  • A tangled web in a tower.
    "Ingraham asked Don Jr. about that discrepancy when he called into her show on Monday, and she even aired a few clips of Trump and various officials confidently claiming the meeting was about adoptions.“You want any comment on that, Donny?” the F…
    - 8 days ago 6 Aug 18, 10:01pm -
  • Dilemma in D.C.
    There is a big Nazi  right wing march being planned for D.C. next week, and apparently the city is struggling with how to accommodate trump's friends."The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority will not provide white supremacists with acces…
    - 9 days ago 5 Aug 18, 9:16pm -
  • Caption Saturday.
       I need a caption for this pic.Pic from dailykos.com
    - 10 days ago 4 Aug 18, 10:52pm -
  • A meeting of the "Moonshines."
    "     You know the damage one ignorant Negro can do? We were in France in the first war; we'd won decorations. But the white boys had told all them French gals that we had tails. Then they found this ignorant colored soldier, paid him to tie a tai…
    - 12 days ago 2 Aug 18, 8:29pm -
  • Open thread.
    I need your thoughts on a few things.Mr. trump sending signals to his AG via twitter to shut down the Mueller investigation.Mr. trump thinking that we need our ID cards to go grocery shopping.The mob of trumpbots attacking Jim Acosta at a rally last…
    - 13 days ago 1 Aug 18, 9:36pm -
  • Weasels, 3-D guns, and immigration.
    And now, one of my favorite tweets of the day."BREAKING: Manafort trial begins, but questions remain about how to trap a jury of his peers.pic.twitter.com/nLCbA5LVrq"Classic stuff. Anyway folks, please be careful out there in social media world. Ap…
    - 14 days ago 31 Jul 18, 9:41pm -
  • The con game cloaked in Christianity.
    Can someone please explain to me what exactly is a "religious liberty task force"? I ask because apparently Jeff Sessions and the trump administration just formed one."WASHINGTON (CNN) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the Departme…
    - 15 days ago 30 Jul 18, 9:13pm -
  • Shooting the messenger.
     It would be really refreshing if folks started taking ownership of their racism and ignorance, whether it's now or in their past. I know it's not politically correct to be perceived as a racist these days, but let's face it, for many of you racism…
    - 16 days ago 29 Jul 18, 9:54pm -
  • Caption Saturday.
    I need a caption for this pic,*Example: Did you hear what he said about my father?* *Pic from slate.com
    - 17 days ago 28 Jul 18, 11:40pm -
  • "The Lying King"
      The following article is from one of my favorite writers, Matt Bai.The Field Negro education series continues."Some former White House aides write memoirs so they can set the record straight for historians. Others do it to rehabilitate their repu…
    - 19 days ago 26 Jul 18, 11:29pm -
  • Open thread.
    I need your thoughts on a few things:How far will house republicans get with their attempt to impeach Rod Rosenstein?How do you feel about the police lying about their premeditated arrest of Stormy Daniels?The White House is now blocking reporters th…
    - 20 days ago 25 Jul 18, 10:13pm -
  • The trump tape.
    This is going to be a short post tonight, because  I am watching CNN play the secretly recorded trump tapes with his attorney, Michael Cohen.Oh my! I just heard Mr. trump tell his fixer to pay his jump-off with cash.Mr. trump's people are already tr…
    - 21 days ago 24 Jul 18, 9:46pm -
  • A president tries to silence his critics, and Trayvon Martin redux.
    The president of these Divided States of America will do anything to silence his critics. (Remember when he said he would pull the credentials of members of the press?)Now, in a stunning display of hubris, he has declared that he wants to revoke the…
    - 22 days ago 23 Jul 18, 9:01pm -
  • A standing ovation for a racist tweet, and a threat of fines and suspensions for taking a knee for social justice.
    I will never understand the majority population's psyche when it comes to matters of race.I give you the story of the aptly named major league baseball pitcher, Josh Hader (Pronounced H-a-t-er).Mr Hader is now 24 years old, and when he was 17 years o…
    - 23 days ago 22 Jul 18, 9:02pm -
  • CAPTION SATURDAY
    I need a caption for this pic.  
    - 24 days ago 22 Jul 18, 12:01am -
  • Cracks in trump's wall.
    "I can't believe Michael would do this to me."Those were the words of your president after hearing that his longtime henchman, Michael Cohen, was secretly recording his conversations with him over the years. (This could get ugly)Mr. trump has a right…
    - 25 days ago 20 Jul 18, 11:02pm -
  • Open thread.
    It's open thread night, field hands, and there is so much news to digest of late. Especially as it relates to your president.trump continues to lie on camera, and the White House continues to try and play us like our own eyes and ears are lying to us…
    - 27 days ago 18 Jul 18, 10:31pm -
  • Damage control.
    Donald trump actually believes that the rest of America is as gullible as his rabid supporters. (Although, to be fair,cracks are starting to show in the republican gang.)Today he tried to make us believe that he meant to say "wouldn't" and not "woul…
    - 28 days ago 17 Jul 18, 10:30pm -
  • The #TreasonSummit went as expected.
    If you are still a trump supporter after that disgraceful performance in Finland today, I need to know why you have not been forcefully committed to an insane asylum. Folks in your own gang can't endorse his behavior today.trump embarrassed his coun…
    - 29 days ago 16 Jul 18, 9:00pm -

Where Is The Outrage?

  • A different take on Gun Control
    I have been looking for a different take on gun control for a while. Most of the arguments on both sides are old and stale. Australian comedian Jim Jefferies has a different take. I kind of love it! Warning. This guy is raw (with an Australian accent…
    - 26 Feb 18, 7:00am -
  • Damn it. Another Shooting
    If you look over at my categories, I have one that says mass shooting. I used to have one that said Virginia Tech Shooting but there were so many shooting that I rolled them all into the mass shooting label. I posted my thoughts here on Virginia Tec…
    - 14 Feb 18, 8:46pm -
  • More on the Philadelphia Eagles win!
    Although Super Bowl LII was highly entertaining, as I reflected on the game, there was something that was missing. Yes, I still believe that this is the best that the NFL has to offer. I also believe that it was a highly entertaining game. Unfortunat…
    - 5 Feb 18, 12:23pm -
  • Eagles win Super Bowl 52
    I have a college friend from Philly. He is a great guy expect for he loves the Eagles. After Carson Wentz went down. I reached out to him. I truly thought that Nick Foles could take them to the playoffs and to the Super Bowl. No! He cried. The season…
    - 5 Feb 18, 12:06am -
  • Hacked.
    So my server company sent me an email the other day which mentioned that I was using a ton of resources. Why would I be using a lot of resources? I have three or four blogs in their old visited by just a few people. I don’t run the Daily Kos or CNN…
    - 28 Jan 18, 10:22pm -

Madness & Reality

  • Tyrod Taylor and the Struggle of the Black Quarterback 
    Just days prior, Tyrod Taylor was benched by his team. And no, he didn’t deserve what happened to him. The Buffalo Bills were looking way better than they had been looking years prior. That is until they made changes to their roster that affected t…
    - 20 Nov 17, 4:35pm -
  • You Too, Al Franken? Woman Claims Politician Sexually Assaulted Her
    I’m not happy about this wave of sexual harassment claims for two reasons: One, some of the people accused are ones I actually looked up to at one point. And two, even though this society is brewing in a stew of toxic masculinity as it’s always b…
    - 18 Nov 17, 12:56pm -
  • This Is Not a Thinkpiece About Puerto Rico
    My tía and tío have a home in Aguadilla. I’ve often dreamt about it since my childhood. Stalks of flora taller than me are nestled beside their garage door. I note that they look like feathers jutting from the soil, and that the house itself, wit…
    - 15 Nov 17, 3:23pm -
  • What About White-On-White Crime and White Terrorism?
    We’ve been here before many times, and I already can tell what the reaction is from some folks. This post will be deemed racist against white people. I will be called a racist. But in the past couple of months, it can’t be denied that white male…
    - 9 Nov 17, 5:42pm -
  • Bill O’Reilly Takes Responsibility for His Sexual Harassment by Blaming God
    Le sigh! The stories of powerful men exposed as serial sexual predators reveals what some of us already know, society is awash with toxic masculinity with rape culture thrown in the poisonous mix. Some dudes with wealth and power believe they can do…
    - 30 Oct 17, 12:11am -

Thought Provoking Perspectives

  • A Revolutionary Thought

    - 30 Sep 17, 3:09pm -
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates Explains Trump And Race

    - 16 Sep 17, 11:39am -
  • The Trump Disaster
    Just look at America; cities flooding, hurricanes ravishing the country, race issues, and sanctioned theorist abound, and we are still stuck in the 1950’s, and we got a racist crook in the White House who has us on the verge of nuclear war!
    - 8 Sep 17, 11:47am -
  • Remembering The Greatest Blues Man Robert Johnson
    The history of black music is littered with tragic figures, and none are more tragic than Robert Johnson’s story that will live for eternity. Legend has it that he sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads for his story to live for all times.
    - 7 Sep 17, 6:01pm -
  • Labor Day: Remember The Slaves Who Built America And Died
    We are told to celebrate the 4th of July a day supposedly to honor and embrace freedom, which we have yet to receive. They also want us not to forget 911 and remember the Holocaust, but remarkably “they” don’t want to remember slavery or the si…
    - 4 Sep 17, 6:48am -
  • Brave Courageous Men
    Roy Innis said the Deacons "forced the Klan to re-evaluate their actions and often change their undergarments.” The Deacons became yesterday's news and organizations such as The Black Panther Party gained notoriety and became the publicized militan…
    - 1 Sep 17, 7:00am -
  • Remembering: NASCAR’s First Black Driver And Hall Of Famer
    Just like everything else Black people either invented it or were the best at doing it.
    - 29 Aug 17, 6:08am -
  • On This Day: The Murder Of Emmett Till
    I’ll end by sharing these words by Maya Angelou: “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” Yet, it continues today at the hands of the police!
    - 28 Aug 17, 7:37am -
  • Still Looking For The Great White Hope
    Honestly, I don't think Mayweather broke a sweat the entire fight! SHAME!!!
    - 27 Aug 17, 11:26am -
  • Two Of A Kind
    Of all the things in the world - I never thought I would be quoting Don King but seeing today’s world he has a point – “Only in America”!
    - 25 Aug 17, 8:34am -

Different Day, Same Shit.

  • Jeb Bush.
    You gotta feel bad for ol' Jeb. In an ideal world (at least one that's ideal for the conservative world of the Bush clan), Jeb would have been an absolute shoe-in for the GOP nomination, thus continuing a presidential legacy that started with Papa Bu…
    - 22 Feb 16, 6:16pm -
  • Of Captives, Colonies And Compensation.
    This is what black people have to tolerate... This is what we have to tolerate... pic.twitter.com/db2vv6oD3U— chamonille (@chamonille) October 1, 2015Personally, I wouldn't be too bothered by any of this. Like so many others of his ilk, David Camer…
    - 27 Jan 16, 3:55am -
  • Islamic State, Domestic Terrorism and You.
    I'll admit - I've been out of the loop these past few months. A lot of things have happened and there's a lot of ground to cover, but playing catchup, let alone keep up with a fast-paced news cycle that has a life expectancy shorter than Michael Sam'…
    - 27 Jan 16, 2:07am -
  • Adventures In Double Standards: MOVE Edition.
    A few weeks ago, I wanted to make a compare/contrast between how authorities were handling the Oregon standoff led by Ammon Bundy and the standoff led by members of MOVE. I wound up not doing it not only because reading and researching what happened…
    - 27 Jan 16, 1:55am -
  • Unearthing A Treasure.
    Days before receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. traveled to London and on December 7th, 1964, delivered a speech addressing the civil rights struggle in the United States and the struggle against apartheid in…
    - 18 Jan 16, 7:28pm -
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day in 1929. In 1983, an official holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader was established as a part of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. As a result, most people will celebrate his legacy on Mo…
    - 16 Jan 16, 2:16pm -
  • Tamir Rice.
    If Tamir Rice was a blonde-haired, hazel-eyed 12-year-old Caucasian child, he would likely still be alive today. His parents would have been called and he would have been admonished about playing with a BB gun in the middle of a city park. There woul…
    - 29 Dec 15, 4:50am -
  • Donald Trump.
    Like Newton Leroy Gingrich, Donald Trump (who will now be known henceforth as "the Donald") knows that the fastest way to a conservative's heart is by tickling that particular portion of the brain that loves dog whistles and coded rhetoric. By throwi…
    - 19 Sep 15, 11:32am -
  • White Mobs, Black Lives And You.
    Our country's national crime is lynching. It is not the creature of an hour, the sudden outburst of uncontrolled fury, or the unspeakable brutality of an insane mob.- Ida. B WellsThroughout our nation's history, bigotry against black Americans, the d…
    - 10 Sep 15, 6:51am -
  • Adventures In Double Standards: Baltimore Edition.
    Recently, Abagond wrote about how the mainstream American media handles riots involving black Americans and riots involving whites. Anyone who's keeping score can see how there's a glaring double standard in the way those events are covered.Take a cl…
    - 7 May 15, 2:55pm -
  • Lessons Learned.
    Yours truly has learned something these past few months watching and reading up on current events, especially those affecting black Americans:The value of a black life in the United States remains marginal, at best. At worst, that value is nonexisten…
    - 28 Apr 15, 8:03am -
  • Shades of Freddie Gray.
    Another day, another dead black American, another outrage.These days, black Americans are being murdered like clockwork by men and women charged with protecting the public. Except protecting and serving the public takes a back seat to a whole host of…
    - 28 Apr 15, 7:35am -
  • Meanwhile...
    Pictured above is suspected wildlife terrorist and television personality Phil Robertson, seen at a recent event declaring "jihad" on the treacherous Marxist Usurper in Chief, Baraq Hussein Superallah Obama al-Kenya. Moments after this speech, Robert…
    - 30 Mar 15, 5:39am -
  • Ted Cruz Will Not Be Your President In 2016.
    I gotta admit, I haven't been all that enthused about following the 2016 presidential electoral campaigns. As I've said before, I'm not getting paid to engage in full-time punditry. But it doesn't take a pundit to realize that Ted Cruz's presidential…
    - 25 Mar 15, 4:47am -
  • DDSS Has An Open Thread Now.
    So yours truly decided to create an open thread for general commenting. Why?All blog posts are closed to commenting after five days, unless otherwise specified by the blog owner. This is to prevent the comments sections of older blog posts from being…
    - 24 Mar 15, 9:43pm -
  • Required Reading.
    - Alternet's Sam Adler-Bell interviews Robin DiAngelo on the concept of "white fragility" and how terms like "white privilege" and "entitlement" are losing their effectiveness in the white mindspace. Witness DiAngelo succinctly explain the origins of…
    - 24 Mar 15, 8:32pm -
  • Meanwhile...
    Pictured above is the treacherous Marxist Usurper in Chief, Baraq Hussein Superallah Obama al-Kenya, palling around with his "bestie" and fellow dictator, Supreme Leader Kim Jong "Make-em Say" Un, in an undisclosed location.- Putin's back, baby! Turn…
    - 17 Mar 15, 9:28am -
  • Jeffrey Williams.
    The fine chap in the above photo is one Jeffrey Leehoust Williams, recently arrested in connection with the recent shooting of two of Ferguson's finest. Now, gunning after law enforcement in response to the massive injustice that was the Michael Brow…
    - 15 Mar 15, 5:35pm -
  • Meanwhile...
    Russian president Vladimir Putin's last known whereabouts. The Appalachians are wonderful this time of year...- Where's Putin? Who knows? Maybe he took a page from Mark Sanford's book and went on a "hiking trip." After all, presidential side chick Al…
    - 15 Mar 15, 9:13am -
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
    There's a lot I could say about this. Like how racism is far from dead and will likely never die. Or how many corners of mainstream society still harbor prejudicial thoughts about minorities, but at least have the decency to keep them out of earshot…
    - 12 Mar 15, 8:28pm -
  • Adventures In Double Standards: 2nd Amendment Edition.
    Anyone who's bothered to read through this blog knows how I feel about gun ownership. In my opinion, there's no stark black-and-white or good/bad about it - it's your intent and the level of responsibility you take in owning one that defines whether…
    - 11 Mar 15, 11:51am -
  • Every Month Is Black History Month.
    Just a friendly reminder from yours truly that black history isn't something you can just shove into the shortest month of the year and promptly forget about it when that month ends. Every Month is Black History Month.
    - 28 Feb 15, 11:07pm -
  • Meanwhile...
    Pictured above is the treacherous Marxist Usurper in Chief, Baraq Hussein Superallah Obama al-Kenya, currently engaged in a vile act of vanity in preparations for Oscar night. Off-screen, the First "Lady" of the American Republic prepares a calorie-…
    - 23 Feb 15, 12:43am -
  • 2015 State Of The Union Address.
    If you're anything like yours truly and walked in on the ending segment of this year's State of the Union address, here's your chance to see it again in its entirety.The White House recently broke tradition by releasing the full text of the speech to…
    - 20 Jan 15, 11:27pm -
  • WWMLKD?
    In light of all that's happened in the past year, all the lives unnecessarily lost and the unhinged hatred put on display thus far, one has to wonder what would the iconic civil rights leader would have to say about it all?We can never be satisfied a…
    - 19 Jan 15, 8:48pm -

Sensing Place

For Harriet

  • How A First-Time Author is Bringing New Life to the Urban Novel
    When I spoke to first-time author Tanzania Glover, she told me that her primary literary influence was Terry McMillan. McMillan became a hero to Black women readers in the 90s because of her warm, affirming depictions of Black women's struggles and f…
    - 36 days ago 10 Jul 18, 10:49am -
  • The Pain is Not the Entirety of the Story: A Conversation with Aja Monet
    By Kimberly FosterAja Monet has the voice of a blueswoman, husky and songful. It is was what first drew me to her.That voice compelled me to listen more closely, taking note of her tone and cadence as a poem leapt from her mouth. I'm rarely able to r…
    - 22 Mar 18, 4:00pm -
  • How Therapy Gave Me The Grace I Needed to Breathe Easier
    By Brittany JohnsonI was tired. Not just physically, I-really-need-a-power-nap, set the alarm tired. Tired as in, "I'm so emotionally and mentally exhausted that I can hardly get out of bed in the morning." Tired as in, "I'm not sure if I can continu…
    - 19 Mar 18, 7:08pm -
  • Self-Care is Community Care
    By Carmen R. H. ChandlerBy now, we know that self-care is not selfish. The next step is to acknowledge that it’s not just for us.You are enough. Your health, wellness, and sanity are thorough reasons for taking excellent care of yourself. You must…
    - 16 Mar 18, 2:59pm -
  • Birthing Black Women Should Not Have to Save Their Own Lives
    by Timil JonesLast year I became a doula. I wasn’t looking to make a career change. I love what I do, helping women of color build wealth through real estate, but I felt called to become a birth worker because of the Black maternal mortality crisis…
    - 11 Jan 18, 11:11am -
  • Men Rape Us and You Let Them
    by Nicole Shawan JuniorMen rape us. They rape us in corner offices, and in cubicled workspaces. They rape us on college campuses and in correctional facilities. They rape us in million-dollar shiny glass residences – gaudy golden. And in pissy p…
    - 23 Oct 17, 7:21pm -
  • How to Survive at a PWI if You're Queer, Black and Woman
    by Delisa PerryA lot of us who identify as queer, Black, or woman or a combination of the three may find ourselves at an institution that has explicitly or implicitly harmed or silenced parts of our identity. We may not fully realize how detrimental…
    - 11 Sep 17, 12:03pm -
  • Your Education or Social Status Won't Save You From Domestic Violence
    by Arlecia D. SimmonsJeannine Shante Skinner, 35. Her name was not familiar nor was it in my Facebook or cell phone contacts.“Initial information indicates the incident is possibly domestic related, and the victim and suspect knew each other, Charl…
    - 7 Sep 17, 1:30pm -
  • Self-Care After the Incense Burns Out: Giving Myself Back to Me
    by Catherine Labiran @CathsLabiranLately I have been preoccupied with exploring and dismantling my old definition of self-care and building a new one that is tailored to my own experience. This exploration was, in part, sparked by a dissatisfaction…
    - 7 Sep 17, 12:55am -
  • A Black Girl's Beauty is Not Determined by the Length of Her Hair
    by Lacrisha Honeybrown @Lacrisha.HoneybrownDuring a conversation with a Black man a few weeks ago, in the presence of another Black woman, it happened. Again. I felt the need to defend my hair length. As soon as the exchange ended, I was haunted. Di…
    - 11 Aug 17, 12:48pm -
  • Black Men, Don't Make Trans Women Pay for Your Fragile Masculinity
    Photo Credit: YouTubeby L'lerrét Jazelle Ailith  @thebaejazelleLast week, best-selling trans author and advocate, Janet Mock, appeared on The Breakfast Club where she took that time to educate hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne tha God on…
    - 31 Jul 17, 7:21am -
  • No, I Don't Want To Cure My Bipolar Disorder
    by Arielle Gray“Would you cure it?” she asked me with wide eyes. She lowered her voice to a whisper. “You know, your bipolar disorder? Can you do that? I’m sure you can!”I just tentatively opened up to a long time friend about my long time…
    - 21 Jul 17, 4:01pm -
  • Passport to Peace of Mind: My International Egg Freezing Journey
    by Gina LoringAs comedian Jerrod Carmichael said, women are the only minority group who are the majority. While we comprise a little over half of the population, we receive lower pay, are disproportionately less promoted in the workforce, and deeply…
    - 20 Jul 17, 3:56pm -
  • Blac Chyna: A Black Female Pedestal for White Female Supremacy
    by Catherine SaundersAngela White, the public figure known to many as Blac Chyna, has maintained a consistent place in contemporary media because of her relationship with Robert “Rob” Kardashian Jr..Kardashian, unlike his famous family, has spent…
    - 17 Jul 17, 3:56pm -
  • Serena's Magic
    by Lwando XasoBeauty is fair, straight, refined, slight and dainty. Beauty is polite, non-threatening and amenable. What beauty is not, I am told, is me. This definition of beauty is manufactured ,parceled, sold and internalized by its victims. Thi…
    - 5 Jul 17, 10:51am -
  • I Am Not A Daddy's Girl: A Story of Healing and Reconciliation
    by Leslie MarantI spent the weekend of June 3, 2017 celebrating my father’s 80th birthday at the Capital Jazz Festival in Columbia, Maryland. My sisters and I decided that this was the perfect gift for our jazz loving father. As the only one of h…
    - 18 Jun 17, 1:58pm -
  • What Does Sexual Liberation Look Like?
    by Kimberly Foster (@KimberlyNFoster)There’s no doubt in my mind that social media has changed mainstream feminism for the better. These platforms produce new converts by introducing them to feminist discourse via the real-time theorizing that take…
    - 17 Jun 17, 6:12pm -
  • Why We Sometimes Need to Unplug From Our Friends
    by Mariah WilliamsI am sure that most of us can scroll through our phones and pull up a group chat we are a part of with our closest friends, family members or even co-workers. I am all for a good group chat with girlfriends. In fact, sometimes I don…
    - 7 Jun 17, 4:06pm -
  • For Call-Out Culture to Matter, We Must Be About the Business of Healing
    by Briana PerryRecently, I have come across several Facebook posts, tweets, and op-eds addressing call-out culture and disposability in movement work. For some, “calling out” a person for causing harm and being overly problematic is also detrimen…
    - 5 Jun 17, 2:20pm -
  • Brit Bennett on Writing an Acclaimed Novel About Black Women's Complex Lives
    by Kimberly Foster In her debut novel The Mothers, Brit Bennett writes Black women carefully. These characters are not pristine or precious. Instead, they are provided complex and compelling inner lives. This attention to an oft-neglected interiori…
    - 2 Jun 17, 9:43am -
  • A Black Bachelorette is No Victory for Black Women
    by Mandy Harris-WilliamsLast Monday, The Bachelorette premiered to 5.7 million viewers. This time, the bachelorette is Rachel Lindsey, a 31-year-old attorney from Dallas. She is the first black person in the role, and this change in tone interested a…
    - 30 May 17, 10:14am -
  • Bailing Out Black Moms this Mother’s Day
    by Brianna PerryMother’s Day, observed every second Sunday in May, is a time to celebrate and honor motherhood and the mothers* in our lives. This also involves an acknowledgement of the different forms of mothering, including the experiences of th…
    - 10 May 17, 9:58pm -
  • When Motherhood Wasn't in the Cards
    by Stephanie Gates Every day I look in the mirror and a caramel-colored woman with closely cropped hair stares back at me. I look at a smooth, relatively blemish-free face. I peer at the slightly dark circles under my eyes that I think are hereditary…
    - 3 May 17, 10:26am -
  • 15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows is a Black Girl Who Needs Your Help
    Just days after Bresha Meadows killed her father, her mother, Brandi, appeared on a Fox affiliate in Cleveland, Ohio. “She is my hero,” she said sobbing. “I wasn’t strong enough to get out and she helped us all.”According to multiple report…
    - 17 Apr 17, 10:22pm -
  • Self-Care Ain't the Same for Everyone
    by Lauren DunnThe collective and individual trauma that Black women have and still continue to face, both in the U.S. and abroad, have been detrimental to our perceptions of self-worth. Finding peace as a Black woman requires an exponential amount of…
    - 5 Apr 17, 11:53am -

The Domino Theory by Jeff Winbush

  • Death of A Journalist
    Now more than ever we needed Ifill's kind of clarity and integrity and with her loss we're all a little poorer for it.
    - 15 Nov 16, 9:29pm -
  • Are You Ready For Some Debating?
    Donald Trump would be like no other president we've ever had because he's like no other presidential candidate we've ever seen.
    - 26 Sep 16, 2:30pm -
  • The Warmth of Ashleigh Smith’s “Sunkissed.”
    She's not the next Sarah Vaughan. She's the first Ashleigh Smith.
    - 18 Sep 16, 10:14pm -
  • Those Whom Speak the Truth Will Suffer For It.
    If you only agree someone has the right to protest when you agree with what they're protesting about, you don't really believe in the right.
    - 3 Sep 16, 11:23pm -
  • Even Mo’ Racist #@%*! Trump Says
    There is no tragic event… A cousin of Dwyane Wade was shot and killed Friday afternoon in Chicago while pushing her baby in a stroller. Nykea Aldridge, 32, was a mother of four who had gone to register her older children for elementary school when…
    - 27 Aug 16, 3:47pm -

African American Empowerment Blog

  • Black Pioneers of Science and Invention
    A readable, perceptive account of the lives of fourteen gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress. The achievements of Benjamin Banneker, Granville T. Woods, George Washington Carver, and others have made…
    - 1 Jun 17, 10:42am -
  • Billionaire Robert Smith Gives 5 Keys to Success … he’s black
    If you still haven’t heard of billionaire Robert F. Smith, it’s time to start paying attention. The Chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners has lived his life mostly under the radar, granting limited interviews about how he’s built a private…
    - 6 May 17, 1:13pm -
  • Local Black-Owned Educational Game Company Bridging the Gap One Child at a Time
    Lexington, SC — Locally owned educational game company, Magnobrain, has announced the successful distribution of over 750 sets of their educational games to youth organizations in Miami Dade and Broward County in Florida. The games where distribute…
    - 21 Mar 17, 10:29am -
  • Ed Smith And The Imagination Machine: The Untold Story Of A Black Video Game Pioneer
    At APF in the 1970s, as the second-known African-American video game engineer, he helped create an industry.Ed Smith at the Winter CES show in 1981 with the Imagination Machine II personal computerThirty-seven years ago, New York-based APF Electronic…
    - 6 Feb 17, 8:27am -
  • Book: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
    The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octav…
    - 1 Feb 17, 2:45pm -
  • Watch The Trailer For Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s ‘Africa’s Great Civilizations’
    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has been known to document and chronicle the stories of African, African American people, and those who wanted to know from where they came from. Now, in a bid to add color and context to our legacy, Skip Gates teamed up with P…
    - 25 Jan 17, 2:49pm -
  • Hidden Figures
    Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of t…
    - 7 Jan 17, 9:16am -
  • Did You Know She Is the Inventor of Lasik Eye Surgery? Meet This Extraordinary Woman!
    If you are considering Lasik Eye Surgery, you can thank this woman who invented the procedure in 2000. She holds four of the patents on the procedure so you will be assisting her in her philanthropic work and helping her Alma Mata, Howard University…
    - 2 Jan 17, 7:47am -
  • Fear of Becoming a Man
    The tale of a young Black male and his struggles with understanding what becoming a man should be. He's also faced with the realization that no one had ever explained to him the difficulties of being a Black male. With no true positive role models to…
    - 21 Dec 16, 1:15pm -
  • Diamond Cut The Pain How To Shine Like A Diamond
    Unique, edgy, authentic and relatable, Diamond Cut The Pain How To Shine Like A Diamond is an interactive eye opening self-help guide that will not only give you a lift where you are on the road of life, but send you on an emotional tour and have you…
    - 12 Dec 16, 11:53am -
  • ASPW: THE MARCUS THIGPEN STORY
    Average Skill Phenomenal Will: The Marcus Thigpen StorySuccess isn't given. It's earned.Sometimes the trauma of rejection makes success seem impossible; especially in the face of unyielding obstacles. How many times do you have to fall before throwin…
    - 7 Dec 16, 3:44pm -
  • THE LITTLE BOY/GIRL WHO COULD (COLORING BOOKS)
    @NeoDavisoBring home both The Little Boy and Little Girl Who Could Special Edition Coloring Books!**Coloring Books are only available as a set**The Little Boy Who Could & The Little Girl Who Could series was created by Authors Nehemiah Davis & S.Deen…
    - 1 Dec 16, 11:53am -
  • NFL star Martellus Bennett on his new children’s book and app, Hey A.J.
    It’s not everyday that a 6 ft. 7 in. NFL star says he is going to spend his offseason designing and launching a new interactive children’s app.So to learn more, we sat down with Martellus Bennett, tight end for the New England Patriots and founde…
    - 5 Nov 16, 7:47am -
  • 11 Black-Owned Businesses That You Should Know and Support
    Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart, especially as a minority, given all of the competition. In fact, it takes diligence, perseverance, follow through, hard work, and a lot of it to be successful in any business. The thought of pursuing yo…
    - 31 Oct 16, 8:19am -
  • Black Girl Long Hair - BGLH
    @bglhonlineBlack Girl with Long Hair is a natural hair turned beauty and culture website created by and for black women. Started in April 2008 by Leila Noelliste, the community has grown into a global platform for celebrating the unique beauty, langu…
    - 13 Oct 16, 10:08pm -
  • THE LITTLE BOY/GIRL WHO COULD
    @NeoDavisoThe Little Boy Who Could & The Little Girl Who Could series was created by Authors Nehemiah Davis & S.Deen, to inspire & motivate our children readers to be the best that they can be in all areas of life. These books discuss the importance…
    - 3 Oct 16, 11:45am -
  • The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda
    For custodians of the ancient heritage of the Middle East and North Africa, the recent rise of Islamist extremist groups has posed a dire challenge. Since its seizure of the historic Iraqi city of Mosul in early 2014, Islamic State has pillaged and d…
    - 23 Sep 16, 5:46pm -
  • Jo Ann Jenkins - AARP CEO
    Jo Ann Jenkins is a nationally recognized leader and dynamic change agent with a 25-year track record of growth and innovation at some of the nation’s largest public and nonprofit organizations. As CEO of AARP, she is at the helm of the world’s l…
    - 20 Sep 16, 9:49am -
  • Brave: S. Cherry
    Athena Davenport is a young woman going nowhere fast. On the outside, everything seemed to be perfect, but on the inside, there was an outcry for more than her average job, normal safe home and she was still in search of real love. She could feel a s…
    - 11 Sep 16, 1:37pm -
  • Girl Overcomes A Hard Childhood To Become A Ballerina
    Michaela DePrince ended up in an orphanage in Sierra Leone after her parents died. In this orphanage you were ranked from 1 - 27 depending on how much they liked you with 1 being the best and 27 being the worst. Because of her skin condition she wa…
    - 24 Aug 16, 5:42pm -

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The Sports Fan Journal

  • A 10-Year History Of #1 Ranked High School Football Players By Rivals
    We take a look back at past No. 1 players in the Rivals.com rankings and wonder if their prognostications were spot on or not. Here's a hint, they were not spot on.The post A 10-Year History Of #1 Ranked High School Football Players By Rivals appear…
    - 10 Dec 14, 9:36am -
  • 6 Things We Know Now That The College Football Playoff Selections Are Final
    The college football playoff selections are final. Here are 6 things we now know about all that.The post 6 Things We Know Now That The College Football Playoff Selections Are Final appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
    - 9 Dec 14, 2:15pm -
  • Fletcher Cox Introduces Himself To The NFL Masses
    In the NFL, no position on defense goes more unnoticed than the 3-4 defensive end. The Philadelphia Eagles' Fletcher Cox is out to change that.The post Fletcher Cox Introduces Himself To The NFL Masses appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
    - 9 Dec 14, 6:50am -
  • David Lemieux Runs Through Gabriel ‘Never-Say-Die’ Rosado
    David Lemieux brings too much thunder into his fight against Gabriel Rosado, walking away with an exciting TKO victory. The post David Lemieux Runs Through Gabriel ‘Never-Say-Die’ Rosado appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
    - 8 Dec 14, 12:08pm -
  • UFC 181: Return Of The Injured
    Two long-injured champions made their return to the cage at UFC 181. While Johny Hendricks came up short, Anthony Pettis lived up to his name "Showtime."The post UFC 181: Return Of The Injured appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
    - 8 Dec 14, 12:04pm -
  • Derrick Rose Is The Man
    On Saturday night, Derrick Rose wore a t-shirt with three words on it. "I Can't Breathe." Then hit dogs started hollering. The post Derrick Rose Is The Man appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
    - 7 Dec 14, 12:47pm -
  • Josh Smith Has The Worst Streak In Sports Going Right Now
    Josh Smith is capable of doing amazing things on a basketball court. Unfortunately, the current streak he has going is not amazing at all. It's terrible, actually.The post Josh Smith Has The Worst Streak In Sports Going Right Now appeared first on T…
    - 5 Dec 14, 4:13pm -

Racialicious

  • Summer TV Recap: Reflections on HBO’s Ballers
    by Kendra James HBO’s Ballers is one of the most confusing yet simplistic shows to debut this summer. It doesn’t require more than 30 minutes of your attention a week, and if asked what it’s about you need only three words to explain: Entourage…
    - 28 Aug 15, 10:00am -
  • Straight Outta Compton, Black Women, and Black Lives Matter
    By Guest Contributor Marquis Bey A friend of mine asked, two days before the theatre premier of Straight Outta Compton, what impact I thought the N.W.A. biopic would have on the Black Lives Matter movement. My answer, since I had not seen or read muc…
    - 27 Aug 15, 12:00pm -
  • Photo Gallery: Back in time on Governor’s Island
    There are two weekends each summer in New York City when you might find yourself riding the downtown subway next to a flapper and her bootlegger dressed partner. They’re not elaborately costumed film extras, and you haven’t found yourself stuck i…
    - 18 Aug 15, 8:00am -
  • In His Own Words: Julian Bond (1940-2015)
    By Arturo R. García The American social justice movement mourned the loss of pioneer and lawmaker Julian Bond on Saturday, after he passed away at the age of 75. The Nashville native was at the center of two of the Civil Rights Movement’s most piv…
    - 17 Aug 15, 8:00am -
  • We already know: white liberal racism denies Black personhood
    By Guest Contributor Danielle Fuentes Morgan Trauma often feels inevitable for bodies of color. It is the leitmotif of life in the United States. And regardless of the safeguards we may have, either intentionally-structured or as benefit of birth, t…
    - 11 Aug 15, 10:00am -
  • Racism Made Me Who I Am Today
    By Guest Contributor Ellen Oh When I was a little girl, I was already very aware of what racism was. It felt like the cigarette burn to my flesh by the high school girl who called me a dirty chink. I was eight years old. Racism has been seared into m…
    - 5 Aug 15, 8:00am -
  • The Netroots Nation Files: Daring To Internet While Female 2.0
    By Arturo R. García [View the story “NN15: Daring To Internet While Female 2.0″ on Storify]The post The Netroots Nation Files: Daring To Internet While Female 2.0 appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.
    - 21 Jul 15, 10:00am -
  • The Netroots Nation Files: Feminist Future
    By Arturo R. García [View the story “NN15: Feminist Future” on Storify]The post The Netroots Nation Files: Feminist Future appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.
    - 21 Jul 15, 8:00am -
  • The Netroots Nation Files: An Interview With Jose Antonio Vargas
    By Arturo R. García Not long after the #BlackLivesMatter protest during Saturday’s town hall event at the Netroots Nation conference, I interviewed journalist and immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas, who moderated the event, and talked about…
    - 20 Jul 15, 10:00am -
  • The Netroots Nation Files: #BlackLivesMatter Makes Its Presence Felt
    By Arturo R. García The Netroots Nation progressive conference in Phoenix was marked this past Saturday by a powerful show of solidarity from #BlackLivesMatter activists, who effectively forced both the attendees and Democratic presidential candidat…
    - 20 Jul 15, 8:00am -
  • Our histories, Our Selves: Poshida‘s Powerful Portrayal of LGBT Pakistanis
    By Guest Contributor Sabah Choudrey To be honest with you, I was already a little won over. Before watching Poshida, a documentary on LGBT Pakistan I was already moved. As an LGBT Pakistani myself, I felt a connection with this film already, directed…
    - 17 Jul 15, 8:00am -
  • Who Gets To Decide? Multiracial Families and the Question of Identity
    By Guest Contributor Kristen Green After talking with a group of writers about my new book—part memoir, part history—I was approached by a white woman who questioned my use of the term multiracial to refer to my husband. “Is he Black?” she as…
    - 15 Jul 15, 10:00am -
  • The SDCC Files: Milestone 2.0 [Updated]
    By Arturo R. García [View the story “The SDCC Files: Milestone 2.0 ” on Storify]The post The SDCC Files: Milestone 2.0 [Updated] appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.
    - 14 Jul 15, 2:00pm -
  • The SDCC Files: The Black Panel 2015 [Updated]
    By Arturo R. García [View the story “The SDCC Files: The Black Panel 2015″ on Storify]The post The SDCC Files: The Black Panel 2015 [Updated] appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.
    - 14 Jul 15, 12:00pm -
  • The SDCC Files: Rep. John Lewis and March: Book 2 [Updated]
    By Arturo R. García [View the story “The SDCC Files: Rep. John Lewis and ‘March: Book 2′” on Storify]The post The SDCC Files: Rep. John Lewis and March: Book 2 [Updated] appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop cult…
    - 14 Jul 15, 10:00am -
  • The SDCC Files: Spotlight on Lalo Alcaraz
    By Arturo R. García [View the story “SDCC Spotlight: Lalo Alcaraz” on Storify]The post The SDCC Files: Spotlight on Lalo Alcaraz appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.
    - 14 Jul 15, 8:00am -
  • The SDCC Files: Writing Transgender Characters
    By Arturo R. García [View the story “The SDCC Files: Writing Transgender Characters” on Storify]The post The SDCC Files: Writing Transgender Characters appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.
    - 13 Jul 15, 3:30pm -
  • The SDCC Files: Women of Color in Comics
    By Arturo R. García [View the story “The SDCC Files: Women of Color in Comics” on Storify]The post The SDCC Files: Women of Color in Comics appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.
    - 13 Jul 15, 2:30pm -
  • The SDCC Files: Super Asian America
    By Arturo R. García [View the story “The SDCC Files: Super Asian America” on Storify]The post The SDCC Files: Super Asian America appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.
    - 13 Jul 15, 1:16pm -
  • The Racialicious Preview For San Diego Comic-Con 2015: Saturday + Sunday
    By Arturo R. García Now that we’ve combed through the first half of the con, here’s the home stretch! As Kendra said, you can follow each of us not only on Twitter — at @aboynamedart, @wriglied, and @racialicious — but on Instagram: @raciali…
    - 8 Jul 15, 10:00am -

Awesomely Luvvie

  • Better-Like: Insecure Season 3, Episode 1 Recap
    This post is in partnership with HBO. As always, thoughts and opinions are my own. When we left the ladies of Insecure, they were picking up the pieces of their lives and feelings. Issa, after getting the closure she needed from her last relationship…
    - 1 day ago 13 Aug 18, 11:22am -
  • Become the Right Thing (with Glennon Doyle) – Episode 9 of Rants and Randomness
    My peoples! Excited to bring you episode 9 of Rants and Randomness! On this episode, I’m feeling good about Stacey Abrams’ primary win for Governor in Georgia. I rant about giving a hard pass to voice-activated speakers like Google Home and Amazo…
    - 57 days ago 18 Jun 18, 11:09am -
  • Why is Dennis Rodman Looking Like the Ambassador of Struggle?
    Dennis Rodman took to CNN yesterday, wearing a MAGA hat, to weep about how people came at him when he first stood with Donald Trump and went to North Korea on his behalf. All snot-nosed and rambling about how he’s been waiting for such a time as th…
    - 63 days ago 12 Jun 18, 2:28pm -
  • We All Deserve to Be Whole: Sending Love and Resources
    This week has been rough. Two wealthy people, who seemed to have the world at their feet, pursued their dreams and were living their best lives, decided to take their own lives. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain took their own lives, 3 days apart, rock…
    - 67 days ago 8 Jun 18, 3:12pm -
  • Dear White House Sinkhole, You Good?
    Last week, we learned there is a sinkhole forming on the lawn of the White House. I’m just here to inquire about its wellbeing. Dear Sinkhole, Hey big head. So sorry I didn’t come and visit but I’m allergic to places where fascism gets written…
    - 77 days ago 30 May 18, 10:40am -

This Week In Blackness

  • #IHHMCY Ep. 6.5 | “The Sandwich Brew-Ha-Ha”
    Elon & Emily are joined by new #TWIBnation member and woman from Elon’s past, Zenya Prowell discussing Hamilton, clubbing, Chaffetz and Thievin’ Ass Olivia. FEATURING: Elon James White (http://twitter.com/elonjames) Emily Epstein White (http://tw…
    - 28 Jun 17, 3:37pm -
  • #TWIBprime Ep. 947 | “Sweating The News”
    #TeamBlackness talks secret healthcare bills, a Black cop gets shot by another cop and we have NO idea why, Bill Cosby ups his horrible person game and Dara and Elon try to get through the show without dying of heat stroke. Featuring Elon James White…
    - 23 Jun 17, 6:30pm -
  • Daddy Game Proper | Be Afraid: The Real Danger Of Parenting
    There’s been myriad unsolicited advice offered to me since my wife and I announced she was with child; most of which I didn’t want or need. (Best advice I was given was ignore all advice given. Thanks, Drew). Of all the topics broached by the wel…
    - 22 Jun 17, 4:31pm -
  • Daddy Game Proper Podcast #DGPOD – Episode 2: “DANGER!” | #DGProper
    Dahled and Elon are back discussing their best/worst parenting moments of the week, the dangers of toddler violence on parents, and the weekly messages from the Dads to their kids in the future. Hosted by Elon James White & Dahled Jeffries SUBSCRIBE!…
    - 22 Jun 17, 4:08pm -
  • The Pancake Dance
    I’m going to be honest here; I don’t think I’m this happy about anything. Ever. Ever, ever. I need to get my pancake dance together. Whatchu know about that #PancakeLife? #DGProper A post shared by Daddy. Game. Proper. (@daddy.game.proper) on J…
    - 19 Jun 17, 5:06pm -
  • NEW! The Official Daddy Game Proper Podcast – #DGPOD
    Being a Dad is tough. Especially when society tries to pretend you don’t exist. From the producers of the award winning web series and TV show TWiB! Prime w/ @elonjames White, This Week in Blackness presents the Daddy Game Podcast #DGPOD. Hosted by…
    - 16 Jun 17, 3:47pm -
  • May 5th is Daddy Game Proper Day!
    Why YES we’ve already reached that time we’re #TWIBnation sponsors the first ever #DGProper day. We’re asking Black fathers across the nation to weigh in and show the pics of them with their kid being awesome. We can’t wait to see it all go d…
    - 5 May 17, 2:42am -
  • Things You Can’t Predict
    Hi. My name is Elon and I hurt my kid. Just recently on social media I was discussing baby proofing my office when I was warned by other parents about all the ways you can’t predict your kid getting hurt. I knew that there were various ways in whic…
    - 3 May 17, 7:00pm -
  • The Beginning of the End: SHE WALKS
    She’s walking pretty well now. We’re so screwed. #DGProper A post shared by Daddy. Game. Proper. (@daddy.game.proper) on May 2, 2017 at 11:03am PDT My wife and I have been daydreaming about when Siddy Bear would start walking. She made her first…
    - 2 May 17, 4:04pm -
  • Daddy Game Proper | “Dear Strangers – Please Don’t Touch My Kid.”
    In this installment of Daddy Game Proper, Elon James White requests something really, really simple. Stop touching his kid. Consider this a PSA.
    - 27 Apr 17, 5:31pm -

Kreyolicious

Dangerous Lee

  • The #BlackGirlMagic in July 2018 Was All Business!
    The #BlackGirlMagic in July 2018 was all business! Auntie Maxine let the Democrats have it, Black women are running thangs in the marijuana game, Queen Latifah is the first partner with Essence’s fund for African-American content, we at Black Girls…
    - 12 days ago 2 Aug 18, 6:40pm -
  • L. Burner, Director of The Rise of Eve Documentary, Talks To Dangerous Lee About Her #MeToo Moments
    PHOTO: Dangerous Lee and L. Burner at the red carpet premiere of The Rise of Eve. The Rise of Eve is a documentary film by L. Burner that examines sexual persecution and violence against women throughout history within various cultures that places th…
    - 19 days ago 26 Jul 18, 7:40pm -
  • 5 Questions That Every Black Woman Should Ask On Every First Date
    5 Questions That Every Black Woman Should Ask On Every First Date By Isaiah Robertson It’s time to throw away all of those cookie-cutter date questions (What’s your sign, what are your hobbies, what’s your favorite color etc). If you’re going…
    - 33 days ago 12 Jul 18, 5:43pm -
  • Music, Safe Sex, and Pride Made #BlackGirlMagic in June 2018 Shine!
    #BlackGirlMagic June 2018 June is Black Music Month, Pride Month, Caribbean-American Heritage Month, including National HIV Testing Day and Juneteenth. There’s a lot to learn and an abundance of opportunities for Black people to be proud and celebr…
    - 41 days ago 5 Jul 18, 9:00am -
  • Can You Pass The Black Woman’s HIV Awareness Quiz?
      The Black Woman’s HIV-AIDS Awareness Quiz National HIV Testing Day is June 27th! By Ruth Houston Does your lifestyle put you at risk for HIV/AIDS? Are you in danger of becoming an HIV/AIDS statistic because of something you don’t know? Before…
    - 46 days ago 29 Jun 18, 1:56pm -
  • 7 Black Women in Music Offer Industry Advice in The #TimesUp Era
    June is Black Music Month! Black Girls Allowed asked 7 Black women in music to offer Black women who aspire to work in the music industry one very important piece of advice, especially in the #MeToo/#TimesUp era, and here it is in their own words! Bl…
    - 54 days ago 21 Jun 18, 7:35pm -
  • Black Girls Allowed Sponsors Documentary That’s Taking The Scope of #MeToo to #Me2.0: The Rise of Eve
    The Rise of Eve Documentary Takes Misogyny To Task Like Never Before New documentary challenges gender-based violence and the “shame and blame culture” from Eve to Street Harassment to Honor Killing. When “The Rise of Eve” went into productio…
    - 55 days ago 21 Jun 18, 9:00am -
  • 10 Things Every Black Man Wants Every Black Woman To Know
    The Top 10 Things Every Black Man Wants Every Black Woman To Know By Isaiah Robertson I wish I had the email address of every man that is involved with a woman that misunderstands him. I would email this article to him and tell him to pin it up in a…
    - 61 days ago 14 Jun 18, 1:59pm -
  • 20 Reasons Why Black Women Should Be Rated Most Beautiful
      Why Black Women Should Be Rated Most Beautiful By Delicia Davis Burrell In 2011, a journalist, Satoshi Kanazawa, posted an article on Psychology Today to impose a study on “Why Black Women are Rated Less Physically Attractive Than Other Women”…
    - 68 days ago 7 Jun 18, 6:34pm -
  • The #BlackGirlMagic That Made May 2018 Rock!
    May #BlackGirlMagic 2018 Highlights: Black women rocked The Met Gala! Thandie Newton is the first Black woman to appear as a lead character in a Star Wars film – Solo: A Star Wars Story. Stacy Abrams wins Georgia Democratic Primary for Governor! Mi…
    - 75 days ago 31 May 18, 9:56pm -
  • Are Single Black Women Too Independent?
    Are Single Black Women Too Independent?   By Sonya Triggs-Wharton Too sure of themselves, too eager to express their opinion (and dis yours), too unwilling to listen and be submissive? Are today’s Black women even capable of ‘following’ a stro…
    - 75 days ago 31 May 18, 5:27pm -
  • Dangers of Interracial Dating: Preference or Self-Hate?
    Interracial Dating: Preference or Self-Hate? May seems to be the month of Love, with praise, criticism, and opinions flying around hot topics like the race of Donald Glover’s (Childish Gambino) girlfriend, and the new Duchess of Sussex. While the i…
    - 83 days ago 24 May 18, 9:00am -
  • Meet Renee Rivon: The Woman Behind The Hilarious Stage Play – The Origin of A Jealous Woman
    The Origin of A Jealous Woman Renee Rivon and SiLLy Charm Productions bring the hilarious stage play, The Origin of A Jealous Woman, live at the Midtown Arts & Theater Center in Houston, June 24, 2018.  What happens when you break it of…
    - 89 days ago 17 May 18, 1:57pm -
  • 5 Reasons Black Women Go Natural
    Black Women – Why Go Natural? By Zipporah Robinson Black women, are you currently chemically relaxing your hair? Has your hair stopped growing or breaking off? Learn why so many Black women are going the alternative route – NATURAL! 1. Chemicals…
    - 89 days ago 17 May 18, 1:21pm -
  • Black Women Dating Interracially Will Not Destroy the Black Community
    Intro from the editor: As a Black woman who has had sex with men from different ethnic backgrounds than my own I have no problem with dating interracially. What I do have a problem with is self hate. And many Black people are dating interracially bec…
    - 97 days ago 10 May 18, 9:00am -
  • Bold Quotes From 19 Black Women For Black Women’s History Month 2018
    April is Black Women’s History Month BlackWomensHistoryMonth.com says, Black Women’s History Month is to embrace achievements, build understanding and awareness, and to celebrate the rich history of the past, present and future generations of not…
    - 3 May 18, 12:00pm -
  • Check Out The #BlackGirlMagic Created During Black Women’s History Month 2018
    I didn’t become became aware that April is International Black Women’s History Month until the end of March! Why had I never heard of this? I had put so much energy into celebrating Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in M…
    - 3 May 18, 11:00am -
  • Meet LaToya Stirrup: Creator of Kazmaleje – Detangling Combs For Textured Hair
    Forging My Path The path to entrepreneurship is growing ever wider to accommodate the number of people exploring this avenue as a way to make their mark outside of the constraints of corporate America. The stats are out and Black women are the fastes…
    - 3 May 18, 10:00am -
  • Habiba Alcindor: Daughter of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Creates Dramatic Series Loosely Based on L.A. Lakers
      I’ve published material as a quasi journalist, but my heart lives in drama. With the dramatic series, Gold Rush, I hope to make people think about the meaning of success as it has been packaged and sold in America. Professional sports embodies t…
    - 3 May 18, 9:00am -
  • Olympian Laticia “Action” Jackson Gives Black Women 5 Tips To Get Fit, Tight, and Toned Bodies
    Do you ever find yourself doing endless hours of cardiovascular exercise, decreasing your caloric intake and working out every day and yet your body seems unwilling to change?   Can you say frustrating! Are you ready to finally get fit, tight and t…
    - 26 Apr 18, 1:30pm -

Water Cooler Convo

  • ABC doesn’t deserve kudos for canceling ‘Roseanne’
    On the morning of May 29th, Roseanne Barr was doing one of the things she does best: spewing hatred on the internet. By midday, her Roseanne sitcom revival had been...The post ABC doesn’t deserve kudos for canceling ‘Roseanne’ appeared first o…
    - 77 days ago 29 May 18, 6:56pm -
  • An open letter to Donald Glover, Childish Gambino, and his anti-Black “This Is America” video
    Watching Childish Gambino’s new video for “This Is America” ruined my entire day. It wasn’t because my mind was preoccupied with trying to decipher his symbolism. It wasn’t because his...The post An open letter to Donald Glover, Childish G…
    - 93 days ago 14 May 18, 10:27am -
  • We can’t exist anywhere so let’s just drop the “while Black”
    “To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” – James Baldwin At some point, we will...The post We can’t exist anywhere so let’s just drop the “while Black” appeared first on Wat…
    - 94 days ago 12 May 18, 11:03pm -
  • The legacy ‘Scandal’ leaves behind
    On Thursday, April 19, ABC’s Scandal aired its final episode. And no matter how you may feel about the ending, Scandal is going down in history as a show that...The post The legacy ‘Scandal’ leaves behind appeared first on WaterCoolerConvos.
    - 20 Apr 18, 1:48am -
  • ABC’s ‘The Crossing’ is classic white-centric fantasy sci-fi
    Every time there’s a new sci-fi show, I want to believe it’ll be the next great sci-fi show. The next Star Trek, X-Files, or Fringe. But all too often, we...The post ABC’s ‘The Crossing’ is classic white-centric fantasy sci-fi appeared fir…
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The Starting Five

Black Agenda Report

  • newBlack Agenda Radio, week of August 13, 2018
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  • Mumia Supporters Gear Up for Hearing
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  • Black Capitalism Can’t Fix Racial Wealth Gap
    Black Capitalism Can’t Fix Racial Wealth Gap Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glenTue, 08/14/2018 - 00:15 Black banks are useful an…
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  • The Lies of American Exceptionalism
    The Lies of American Exceptionalism Authors Black Agenda Radio with Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford glenTue, 08/14/2018 - 00:09 Corporate media claim the economy is…
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  • When the Resistance is Really the Assistance
    When the Resistance is Really the Assistance Authors Bruce A. Dixon bruceThu, 08/09/2018 - 19:45 We all learned in school that some countries have a single gove…
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Cobb

  • Modern vs Tribal
    The way I look at history, there was a period in time over which the way Westerners changed the way they looked at all people. That was the birth of ‘modernism’. Modernism builds upon the premise, long established in monotheism,...
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  • The Black Country
    Q: Can the blacks in America create a country? A: Blacks in America are not interested in creating a country. The most intense period I was able to witness, during the late 1960s, demonstrated interest in emigration from America to...
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Average Bro

  • Hired as a Security Guard: What Gear Will You Need to Buy?
    If you’re starting a job as a security guard or police officer, you may wonder, “What kind of equipment will I be issued, and what will I need to buy?”There’s no simple answer to this question, as no two precincts or security companies are al…
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  • How to Keep from Bring Work Stress Home with You
    Home is where the heart is. And if you have a stressful job, it is also where the stress is vented. There is a certain amount of stress associated with a day at the office, whatever your office happens to be. Your job is to do a particular task that…
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  • A Few Tips to Date after Joining an Interracial Dating Site
    Interracial dating has gained popularity throughout the country and people are getting more open towards it, some find it a great way to find the love of their life and some find it exciting to date someone outside their race and acast. Most of the c…
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  • How Blogging Changed Wall Street: A Look
    Wall Street is one area in America that is known to everybody. Whether it be in history or the current financial scenario, it makes its mark everywhere. It houses almost all major financial headquarters in the United States of America. Professionals…
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  • How Social Media Killed The Blog (But Not This One... Sorta Kinda)
    When I started this blog in the dark ages (circa 2007!) the objective was simple: I wanted to share opinions with people far and wide, and most importantly, I wanted them to share their opinions on my opinions. Because a blog with no readers is just…
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  • 3 Incredible tricks you can use to teach a dog how to potty
    Puppy potty training is one of the most important and hardest trainings you need to perform with your dog. While there are numerous tricks you can teach a dog, only a handful of them have any purpose. Some people like to train their dog to do practic…
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  • So, About That H&M Monkey Ad...
    So, while this blog was on an 18 month-ish hiatus, a lotta shit's happened. We have a new President. Rappers now are judged solely by how many bright colors they have in their hairstyle. 7 footers in the NBA routinely pull and pop 3 pointers. It snow…
    - 11 Jan 18, 10:49am -
  • What Are The Different Types Of Driving Under The Influence Charges In Queens?
    Getting your first DUI is one of the scariest things that you will ever encounter. Fighting a DUI charge is not easy. New York has some of the harshest penalties of any state for driving while intoxicated. There are various types of DUI charges that…
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  • What Are The Different Types Of Sex Crimes?
    A sex crime is not just one single type of crime; there are many criminal offenses that can be encompassed under the “sex crimes” category. Most of them involve the coercion or illegal sexual acts of one person against another. Sex crimes are det…
    - 11 Dec 17, 1:46pm -
  • I Have A Podcast Now. Go Check It Out!
    I know some of you are wondering where I went, or better yet, why there's 4 new posts here today in the midst of the typical cavalcade of ads. Well, you'll be happy to know that I'm gonna try (keyword: try) to revive the blog, and I've also got a pod…
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  • What Is The Zero Tolerance Law For DUI?
    Everyone has a different threshold when it comes to drinking and feeling intoxicated. Some feel tipsy after one drink, while others can drink three or four glasses and feel no effect at all. For DUI, there is a legal blood alcohol concentration limit…
    - 11 Dec 17, 9:40am -
  • Can a relationship survive after cheating?
    Can the infidelity-damaged relationship survive? The answer is yes – and no – and it all depends. A host of conditions, qualifications and cross-considerations are infused with the diverse realities of individual lives.Of course, the trick questi…
    - 8 Dec 17, 10:59am -
  • Best 4K TV Boxes for Watching NBA Games
    We all have been holding our breaths and patiently waiting for October to start. Not because of Halloween but because one of the best sports seasons is about to start, NBA. We can never ever watch a Golden State Warriors versus Houston Rockets game o…
    - 7 Sep 17, 9:26am -
  • Which upcoming NBA draft/free agent signings/trades could help the also-rans challenge golden state warriors for NBA title.
    The Golden State Warriors sit atop the throne, almost imperious in their position. Almost but not quite. Winning the NBA finals was something that they had to do. Having blown 2016 so spectacularly, there could be no repeat a year later against the s…
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  • The latest breaking news from the world of the NBA.
    James Dolan is thinking about Phil Jackson’s Future with the KnicksJames Dolan is considering Phil Jackson’s future as the president of the New York Knicks. Dolan had the capacity to eschew the contract at the end of the 2016/2017 season, since b…
    - 29 Jun 17, 10:11am -
  • Warriors vs. Cavaliers: 3 Things You Might Have Missed
    There are 3 things that may have slipped past unnoticed during the Golden State Warriors’ Game 5 NBA Finals eradication of the Cleveland Cavaliers:1. Irving Really Played DefenseKyrie Irving really did play defense; it was just to no avail. The Cav…
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  • The Golden State Warriors Are Bad For The NBA. And Bad For Sports. And Bad For America, Basically.
    Last night, it looked like the Cavs might just find a way to avoid the broom. Leading by 6 with 2 minutes to go, it seemed like the Warriors were gonna have to close out the series at home. Then, KD went Super Siayan, the Warriors ripped off an 11-0…
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  • Golden State VS Cleveland Is Inevitable. Who You Got?!?
    Since my beloved Washington Wizards were unceremoniously dumped from the NBA playoffs last week, I haven't watched a minute of basketball. The wounds are still too fresh, the pain is still there. To come thisclose to the opportunity to get disembowel…
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  • The Lowdown On The Latest NBA News
    It seems that the last week was a busy one for the NBA, both on and off the court. Jeff Weltman has decided to become president for the Orlando Magic Basketball Operations, and will do so under the terms of a contract extending for 5 years. This appo…
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