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Afr-I-CAN By: DaPorscha Rufus

Captured and brought from Africa to America I did not know I was a slave, until I found out that I couldn’t do the things I wanted to do! BUT, Let US Be Clear, I AM NOT YOUR NEGROE Because the soul that is within me, no man can degrade. For these hips have never…

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The 4 Times Rapper, TI Was Woke

With the growing, never-ending racial tension, and the bigotry of our new president, Donald Trump, we need to stick together. People have protested many ways. We’ve done marches and sit ins. We take to social media to express how we feel by using memes, gifs, and hashtags. Sometimes we feel unheard, but lately we’ve been…

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Did #OscarsSoWhite Work?

One year after the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite took over social media, and a heavyweight list of Hollywood A-listers chimed in on the lack of diversity at the Academy Awards, the Academy responded by nominating a record six Black actors for this year’s awards. Denzel Washington received a nod for best actor in his awesome work in…

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A Black Man’s Curiosity With The Swirl

Recently, news broke of tennis megastar, Serena Williams’ engagement to Alexis Ohanian. Immediately, the criticism began – first as a whisper, then as a full-fledged roar. She couldn’t find any good Black men to marry?! Why the sisters going over to the white man? Yada yada yada… While it is great that Serena appears to…

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A Deeper Look At Birth of a Nation

Birth of a Nation, the movie about slave rebellion leader Nat Turner, finally premiered in theaters. The movie was a cinematic masterpiece that encapsulated the era and the rebellion perfectly. The acting was superb, the score was fitting, and the visuals were stunning enough to send shivers down the spine. In short, the movie was…

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Tim Burton Speaks On Why Diversity Has No Place in His Films

Believe it or not, the #OscarssoWhite movement was only earlier this year, since then, Hollywood has been taken to task about its long history of narrow representation. People of color have been speaking out for a very long time about our dissatisfaction regarding white washed cinema and despite some strides, some directors/actors remain steadfast in…

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FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ANNOUNCES IN-THEATRE VOTER REGISTRATION INITIATIVE FOR THE RELEASE OF ‘THE BIRTH OF A NATION’

  FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES ANNOUNCES IN-THEATRE VOTER REGISTRATION INITIATIVE  FOR THE RELEASE OF ‘THE BIRTH OF A NATION’ To support National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Fox Searchlight Pictures will be launching a Nationwide Voter Registration initiative to encourage Americans to register to vote. Fox Searchlight has aligned with theater chains and voting…

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T.I. Creates Soundtrack For the Struggle With New EP

Last week we told you about Atlanta rapper T.I.’s new video for his song “War Zone” which boldly and vividly flipped the roles of racism. Well, the former trap star took things a step further and released a whole EP/ mixtape of scathing lyrical commentary and angst about the current state of the Black community.…

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