Today Slate published a powerful animated map of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time. It is a document to watch and share about a tragedy that we still know too little about.
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Here is the thing, I have been living in Charleston for the since November 2014, though I have admittedly not spent much time on the ground. 247 more words
Killing Fields, U.S. Addictions to Violent and Violating Black Death and Calls for National Accountability and Rehabilitation
It’s that time of year again, Black History Month. Beginning every February in the United States, the country sets aside 28 (or 29 in a leap year) days to celebrate, discuss and engage Black History. 2,530 more words
Just the other day a good friend of mine sent me a YouTube clip of an “orbital rave” that occurred in 1989:
I am really happy to say that I actually attended this event. 381 more words
The Harlem Renaissance, which spanned the 1920s, witnessed the rise of a politically-charged black intelligentsia on both sides of the (black) Atlantic–namely, though not limited to, such cultural capitals as New York and Paris. 366 more words