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Here’s a #BBHMMSyllabus Just in Time for the Weekend


By Diamond 11:28 am July 3, 2015 By Jayy Dodd For your own sake I hope you’ve seen Rihanna’s short film for her song “B—- Betta Have My Money”, if you haven’t watch it here (warning: make sure yo Momma ain’t over your shoulder). Now that you have died and been resurrected it is important […]

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Watch Bree Newsome’s Short Film ‘Wake’


By Jenn M. Jackson 8:26 am July 3, 2015 Bree Newsome garnered national attention when she climbed a 30-foot flagpole at the statehouse in Columbia, South Carolina last week and removed the Confederate Flag. But, the activist, singer, and filmmaker is not new to discussing and addressing issues of race and racism in the United States. […]

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Why Asking Someone to ‘Educate’ You About Their Struggles Is Oppression


By Diamond 9:11 am July 2, 2015 Vlogger Kat Blaque explains why asking a minority to educate you is just another form of oppression. Photo: Youtube/Screenshot

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‘Passing’ Is the New Comic That You Have to Read


By Diamond 11:02 am July 1, 2015 By L.G. Parker “Passing is about the effects of integration and gentrification,” explains co-creator Danielle Belton, “and the kinds of people and friendships that come out of it.” Featuring two twenty-something white sisters – Kelly and Unique – who were adopted and raised by a black family, Passing […]

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‘Polyglot’ Web Series Shows Diversity of Young Creatives of Color in Berlin


By Jenn M. Jackson 8:25 am July 1, 2015  Polyglot is a newly released scripted web series which focuses on the diverse scene of multi-ethnic, multi-identified creatives of color in Berlin. Created by filmmaker Amelia Umuhire, the show gives an in-depth look at young people of color navigating emerging spaces in Germany. The first episode […]

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6 Afrofuturism Films You Need to See


By Diamond 8:35 am June 30, 2015 By L.G. Parker Afrofuturism has been described as, ”the intersection between black culture, technology, liberation and the imagination, with some mysticism thrown in, too. It can be expressed through film; it can be expressed through art, literature and music. It’s a way of bridging the future and the past […]

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I’m Not Okay

Lauren Ash

By Diamond 8:30 am June 30, 2015 By Lauren Ash I’m not okay. Lately, I’ve been forced to face or examine some of life’s most pressing challenges: a parent with a life-threatening disease; the intensification of my persistent struggle with forgiving someone who has asked for my forgiveness, but who remains too difficult for me […]

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5 Black Queer Poets You Need on Your Bookshelf

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By Diamond 11:12 am June 29, 2015 By L.G. Parker For black and queer persons alike, much of the realities of our lives are considered “made up” by those who don’t and won’t understand us. Black, queer poets have access to new ways of approaching language as a result of this reality. As self proclaimed […]

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Dope: The 21st Century Hood Comedy


By Diamond 11:42 am June 26, 2015 By Jayy Dodd It may seem like White kids have had a closed market on teen comedies that combine relatable angst, beautiful love interests, and witty dialogue, but Dope (2015) was just like nah. Director Rick Famuyiwa, of The Wood and Brown Sugar fame, used his upbringing in […]

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President Obama Escorts Trans Woman of Color Out of LGBTQ Event


By Jenn M. Jackson 10:55 am June 26, 2015 At the annual White House reception honoring LGBT Pride Month, President Obama was confronted by a trans woman of color who interrupted him during his speech. Rather than empower her voice, respect her concerns, or even give her the time of day, the President gave one […]

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