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Traveling While Black

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” -Mark Twain… 1,296 more words


Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018: The Presence of Justice

I have always appreciated Martin Luther King Jr. and that causes he fought for and the principles he actively lived, but this year I’m teaching a class on justice literature, and “Letter From A Birmingham Jail” has never felt so poignant, especially given the current political climate. 336 more words

Current Events


I know I am a terrible person. I make these grand promises to post several times a week and I flake out on you. If it’s any consolation, I’ve been battling powerful migraines for nearly a month and I have finally gotten relief. 319 more words


"Proud Mary" Keeps on Turning, Even if Sony Isn't Steering the Ship

Written by C.Diva

Proud Mary starring Taraji P. Henson comes out today, Friday, January 12, but most folks haven’t heard much about it. Sony hasn’t been properly promoting the film, which looks like it could be the black girl version of… 408 more words


Jenn Nkiru - Rebirth is Necessary Film

I missed the screening of ‘Rebirth is Necessary‘ film which is written and directed by Jenn Nkiru, it showcases a personal and powerful exploration of Blackness, if you also missed it or are interested to see it don’t worry I got you, check out the link below to watch the short film and read more about the inspiration behind it. 13 more words

Embracing My Blackness

I know…..such an odd title but this has been a bit of a struggle for most of my life. No one is to blame. I had a great upbringing and wouldn’t change a thing about it, however…when you grow up in the suburbs and play softball, you tend to be surrounded by mostly white people. 367 more words

My Issue With Interracial Dating

Recently, I had a conversation about interracial dating with a group of women (and some men).  This group was predominantly black (or of African descent), mixed with women and men from other races as well. 745 more words