There are some things for which we don’t need confirmation. And when I say “we,” I mean black people. There are many things that we know, even though we don’t know know.
Gun violence is the leading cause of death for black men and boys ages 15 to 34 in the United States. Community activists have been organizing against gun violence for decades, and there is still so much to be done. But there are a lot of misconceptions about how gun violence really affects black communities across…
The Carmichael Show is easily one of the best
black shows on television right now. It stars its namesake and creator, Jerrod Carmichael, as a son, brother and fiance who is not only opinionated but often finds himself in the crossfire of the even stronger opinions of his family.
Roses are red, violets are blue, America is full of racists, what else is new? That was my initial feeling when recently greeted by two videos floating around Al Gore’s Internet featuring two separate instances of overt racism.
Tomi Lahren is a certified troll. Our friend Damon Young of Very Smart Brothas stuck “Darth” in front of her name to truly capture the essence of her evil. She’s like Donald Trump in Becky’s clothing.
“We think of artists usually in history as European, as male, as being trained in a certain way,” said Rujeko Hockley, co-curator of “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85,” an exhibition currently on display at the Brooklyn Museum.
Mike Brown was 18.
He was only 23 years old, and on the day of his wedding in 2006, Sean Bell was shot and killed by five undercover officers.
Very seldom does one encounter a leader as valiant, sharp and fearless as Malcolm X (aka el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz), born May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Neb., as Malcolm Little.
Who knew that stalking Sheryl Lee Ralph on social media would spawn two much-needed musicals: Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical and An Evening With Phyllis Hyman? The shows’ creators, Kendrell Bowman and Anthony Wayne, sure didn’t!
There’s no denying how special Mother’s Day is. It’s a holiday set aside for us to show our mothers just how much they mean to us. These are the women who carried us, nurtured us, taught us and continue to love us unconditionally. Showing these women gratitude is the least we can do.
While many of us celebrate Mother’s Day by honoring our mom with gifts, breakfast in bed, movie dates and all-around pampering, there are many people in the world who no longer have their mothers. This tragedy makes acknowledging this holiday difficult.
Having a baby is more than having a baby (even though the act of having a baby seems like a process no one would willingly call upon her body to do). But having a baby means making. a. human.
Los Angeles looks a lot different than it did in 1992. The smoke and shattered glass are long gone, but the memories of the Los Angeles uprising, commonly known as the “L.A. riots,” have had lingering effects on black Angelenos.
We’re living in a DIY culture, and there’s no one more do-it-yourself than bloggers. Blogging is a means of communication, self-expression, culture, news and so much more. And the people who create blogs are typically ridiculously talented and effortlessly wear the responsibility of being a voice for their culture.
Back when I was in high school, I always wondered if teachers ever got into fights with each other in the break room. There were always rumors of teachers who didn’t like each other, and there were the ones who took that dislike to another level. I can’t say that I ever saw a fight break out between teachers in a…
The Washington Post once described Very Smart Brothas as “the blackest thing that ever happened to the internet. Period.” And aside from a photo of Jesse Jackson and Marvin Gaye playing basketball with their “thigh meats blaring,” Damon Young and Panama Jackson are just that.
So I never know how to take these videos; you know, the ones where they take the African-American sports star out of his element and surround him in whiteness and then record him. It’s always felt like a backward safari, one of those moments when we collectively laugh at how uncultured the athlete is around culture.