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Rich Black Women: An Unapologetic New Period Film

Parlor manners meet abolitioning in a new period piece that takes us into the lives of unapologetic rich Black women of 1800s New Orleans.

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Would Racism Have Beat Us?

From the comfort of my home outside of New York City, with legal protections (for now) like various Civil Rights and Family Leave, it can be easy to forget how tough life was for people from different races and cultures who wanted to settle down together and marry. When I saw this old “PBS News […]

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African Royals? Eh, Not So Much

Well, look who decided, after all the fanfare surrounding the wedding of “Suits” actress Rachel Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Wales, to finally acknowledge African royalty? Holier-than-thou, pro-Black, anti-swirling vloggers, that’s who. You might have encountered some of them, the purists who create videos fervently preaching against, among other things, the sin of identifying […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day??

Few circumstances can mar Valentines Day festivities, at least for the man, like overpriced prix fixed menus and bouquets of flowers bought after midnight on February 12, when “last-minute husband” prices apply. Well, late, expensive flowers and hastily assembled dinner reservations are nothing compared to the stream of expletives and one racial epithet that Robin Cross, […]

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This Is Making America Great?

I didn’t hold out the slightest bit of hope or optimism for the direction of the country since the reality TV host tossed his hat into the ring to become the nation’s 45th president of the United States. He painted a picture of a political establishment that enriched itself on the backs of decent, hard-working Americans, […]

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Black Twitter: Season 3, #BlackPlotTwists

Black people are never bored. That’s because we have everything: the Cradle of Mankind, the richest man in all of history, One of the greatest U.S. Presidents. What we don’t have is any chill whatsoever. And on that note, I turn the service over to Black Twitter.

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Ladies, We Need to Talk. About Graciousness

American society filled out Chivalry’s death certificate decades ago, presumably because any public behavior that put women in high regard and placed a high value on their comfort and well-being was supposed to be condescending and suspicious.

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How Did #OscarsSoWhite Get So Messy?

Since this is the second year of exclusively white Oscar snubs, Jada Pinkett Smith thinks that doing not much is not an option, and some think she took to social media to do too much.

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NYTimes: David Bowie, the Legendary Musician, Has Died at 69

He was that strange, brilliant artist who did and said things to make us uncomfortable; to make us think. So I understand the widespread grief and shock at the passing of David Bowie.

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It’s A Swirlers’ Baby Boom!

If these parents are any indication of how biracial kids are being brought up, then we can expect a brighter future for this country, I think.

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