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Colin Kaepernick Takes A Public Stand Amidst Backlash

This weekend, San Francisco 49er’s Quarterback Colin Kaepernick decided to make a very brave gesture regarding America’s treatment of people of color. When asked during a later press conference why he remained seated during the National Anthem, he responded by critiquing the American flag not as a symbol of unity but one of injustice. “I’m…

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The Curious Case of Nate Parker

Earlier this year it was revealed that actor, Nate Parker, had inked a historic 17.5 million deal with Fox Searchlight to bring his film, Birth of a Nation to the big screen. The film dazzled audiences at Sundance Film Festival last January, and once it was acquired by Fox Searchlight became an Oscar frontrunner. The…

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2016 Forbes List of Richest Authors – No Black Names

It has long been held that writing is something you do when you don’t want to make money. Don’t tell that to today’s authors who are chasing a check though. Also, don’t tell that to the authors on the 2016 Forbes List of Richest authors either. They are writing their way straight to the bank…

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Dating app lets you choose skin color #shutdownsmoochr

  In what is being called the new virtual paper bag test, a new dating app called smoochr has caught the internet’s attention for all the wrong reasons. It is a site that seems both long overdue (thanks to what feels like decades of the disease that is colorism) and an equally depressing view of…

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Nas Stays Woke On Major Key

I don’t think anyone has ever been super excited to hear a DJ Khaled album. After his Snapchat appearances and getting us excited with songs like For Free featuring Drake, and I Got The Keys with Jay Z and Future, the album is here and from ratings, the album is great. This album includes a variety…

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Stay Woke Series: No Vacation For Us

  The latest news is that there has been another police shooting of an unarmed Black person, this time, in Florida. This is why we MUST continue our #staywoke series. In our latest installment, Charisma Bell pens a tale of a vacation gone wrong. #staywoke   She’s never been one for biology. Science as a…

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Stay Woke Series: Questions From a Veteran

In the latest installment of our #StayWoke series, veteran, DeBorah Palmer weighs in… My mood is still somber. Even with the joy of seeing my brother, Stephen, on Friday to attend his progress meeting, in the back of my mind Stephen – even though he has Autism – would just be a target to a…

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Stay Woke Series: T.C.’s Story

Society at large continue to be seduced by the pain and agony of the African American community. Our images are cast in a barbaric light. There is great comfortability with the African Americans portrayed vehemently as uneducated, poor, criminalistic, and in serious need of authority or direction,  and possibly elimination. I can not say that…

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