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How to stay summertime fine with sunscreen 

Summer is in full effect and it’s important to wear sunscreen (yes, even those of us with melanin on fleek). My favorite sunscreen is the… 95 more words

Review of They Came Before Columbus by Dr. Ivan Van Sertima

Why I Chose this Book

I am of what you would call, “recent African ancestry.” I also work with many foreign-born Chinese people. Sometimes the conversation will somehow, turn into a history lesson about China. 1,747 more words

Book Review

Jones-Rogers on the Tubman Twenty 

Stephanie Jones-Rogers on slavery, capitalism, and the $20 bill:


“As a historian, there is something discomforting about an enslaved woman on the front of American currency.

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United States

Black Community Matters - My Understanding Of It

It’s not often that I talk about other races, because, as we all know, talking about race is a sensitive topic that can often rub people the wrong way. 1,516 more words

Politics And Social Issues

Black Like Me - by John Howard Griffin (1961, 1996) part 1

(This is a re-print of one of my favorite book reviews)

An old proverb says you cannot understand a man until you have walked in his shoes. 530 more words

Biography And Non-fiction