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The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes

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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Emanuel AME Church: Somatic Conversation: Christianity, Love, Justice

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

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Killing Fields, U.S. Addictions to Violent and Violating Black Death and Calls for National Accountability and Rehabilitation

Billie Holiday’s centennial birthday and the ‘celebratory’ invocation of her renowned Strange Fruit make this moment in U.S. history more poignant as yet another Black son/brother/nephew/friend is added to the ever-growing list of persons killed for living while Black.   68 more words

African Diaspora

Tips for Understanding Black History Month- 2015 Edition

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


Black History 2015

What can southern trees tell  about the life and histories of African Americans in the United States?  What dangerous happenings took place in the whisper of darkness under these trees, on their branches, against their trunks?  73 more words

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The Rules Of Engagement - When Did The Dancers Take A Backseat?

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 as Diaspora in Practice: A Short Note

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