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Skin-Deep Birthday Gift: The Curse of “Too Black” Skin to the Beauty of Melanin-richness

Blue-black. Blackie. Burnt. Charcoal. Midnight. Eyes and Teeth. Tar. These, and many more, were names that I was called by my peers as they took note of the dark hue of my skin. 1,262 more words


First Black Miss Alabama (1993) Calls Micah Xavier Johnson A Martyr

Of course she’s just come from church. Black females love them some Jesus. They won’t actually endeavor to abide by any of the 10 Commandments, the Noahide, the Mitzvot, or even the two commands Jesus said encompassed the entirety of the Law of Moses. 188 more words

The Black Matriarchy

An Open Letter to my Heterosexual, Brothers of Color

Dear Brothers,

For the past three years, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has captivated the United States of America’s political conscience. Building upon the unfinished work of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, #BlackLivesMatter has justly highlighted the underlying specter of institutionalized and structural racism in our nation — forcing Americans to confront the disproportionate impact it has upon black and brown men. 1,416 more words

Is OWN Greenleaf just another hit job on the black church?

Last night I watched the first episode of OWN Greenleaf. Sadly, it is simply another hit job on the black church. The media portrays the church in two ways: Comedic foil or cesspool of sin. 43 more words

Ebony Mom Politics

“I Think There Was A Shooting In Charleston Last Night:” Reflections On AME Mass Shooting

As we reflect on the Charleston tragedy, the nation must once again grapple with the great loss of life in another mass shooting — and the comfortable silence from our elected officials. 77 more words


Forests out of Fairytales

Forests straight out of fairytales, the legend of Dracula, and home to one of the narrowest streets in Europe, we traveled into Transylvania by train to the center of one of Romania’s lively towns. 853 more words


Greater First COGIC Knoxville, Tenn- The Judiciary Board Stand For Justice

Greater First Church of God in Christ, Knoxville, Tennessee is a church at the center of a firestorm.  Bishop Thomas Holsey requested an interpretation of the Article III, Section D of the COGIC Constitution which controls the transfer of churches from one jurisdiction to another.  322 more words