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Yale professor talks about racial interaction in MU lecture

Elijah Anderson was born to sharecropping parents in Missouri’s Bootheel in the heart of World War II. When his father returned from the war, he moved the family to South Bend, Ind., to avoid more racial tension. 477 more words


States of Black Studies

The most recent issue of The Black Scholar looks, smells, and sounds like black excellence. Guest edited by Alex G. Weheliye.

“The slave is possession, proved to be property.

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What They Mean When They Call You a ‘Less Classical’ Beauty

Last week saw the hotly anticipated premiere of the new Shonda Rhimes produced drama, How to get Away with Murder. It was a pretty big deal, not just because it meant our girl Shonda – creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal! 228 more words

The Black PEARL Program

Black Studies Majors and Standardized Tests

In a previous post, I commented on the race hoax that took place on my campus about 18 months ago. I griped over how a handful of black studies majors could shriek and howl, and be granted personal meetings with the university president. 273 more words

Vogue and Sara Baartman and a Poem

This morning, I woke hours before my alarm. It sometimes takes me a little bit to realise whether I’m awake because of anxiety, adequate rest, or low blood sugar. 480 more words


“There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don’t expect you to save the world I do think it’s not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair, and disrespect.”- Nikki Giovanni