It’s official: Black Panther is a blockbuster hit and our feelings will never be done with this film. This movie has emotionally affected us all. While there are many melanated people who are swathed in pride because of Black Panther’s representation and all-out beauty, there are just as many (if not more)…
Dr. Charles Drew was both a revolutionary in the medical field and a pioneer for black rights. And we’re honoring him this February for Black History Month.
In 1940, Drew became the first African American to receive a doctorate in medical science from Columbia University in New York City. He then went on to…
When we’re taught about the history of the feminist movement in the United States, it often highlights icons like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. But the first-wave feminism of the suffragette movement was pretty racist, and willfully ignored and excluded the voices and issues of black women.
It’s sometimes disappointing when you have a favorite song off an album and construct the visuals in your head for the music video, but when the video premieres, you’re left disappointed and wondering “WTF?” And those are the exact sentiments many people on social media are sharing after watching the Solange-directed…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has historically been an asshole. This isn’t debatable. He’s such an asshole that God’s greatest grandma, Coretta Scott King, once wrote a letter to block Sessions from becoming a federal judge. One of his major policies since becoming attorney general has been green-lighting policy that…
What could be more offensive than a group of women with ridiculously big tits and reality-defying waists parading around in their underwear?
For years, activists have pushed to remove Philadelphia’s Frank Rizzo statue. Now the Rizzo statue in Philly’s Center City section shares the floor with an 800-pound Afro pick, a new sculpture by black artist Hank Willis Thomas. The sculpture is part of a series hosted by Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Monument Lab, and…
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.