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Watch: Kenyan Filmmaker Explores Colorism and Self-Image Amongst African Women


By diamond 10:34 am March 26, 2015 Ng’endo Mukii‘s Yellow Fever is a mixed-media short film that explores the impact of Eurocentric beauty standards on African women. The documentary was originally conceived as Mukii’s thesis project at London’s Royal College of Art. h/t OkayAfrica Photo: Yellow Fever/Screenshot

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Watch: Serena Williams Remakes ’7/11′ Video

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By diamond 4:07 pm March 25, 2015 Serena Williams rendition of Beyoncé’s “7/11″ video is the best thing on the internet today. Take a look below: Photo: Vogue/Screenshot

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5 Outrageous Things That Have Happened to Me as a Black Traveler

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By diamond 3:49 pm March 25, 2015 By Rachel Hill 1. Touching my natural hair. Depending on my mood, I rock various hairstyles when I travel. My favorite style is wearing my hair big, kinky, and curly. Depending on how long I travel, I may even wear braids or faux locs. Spending some time in […]

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Are You Watching ‘Ackee & Saltfish’? You Should Be.

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By diamond 11:50 am March 25, 2015 British web series “Ackee & Saltfish” is what every carefree black girl has been waiting for. Written and directed by Cecile Emeke, the series follows main characters Rachel and Olivia. The show is a good look at black female friendship in a time when it is rarely seen […]

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J. Cole Leads Slave Revolt In Latest Video

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By diamond 10:29 am March 25, 2015 J. Cole’s video for “G.O.M.D” is placed in the antebellum South. Take a look below.

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This Mix Has Every Sample On “To Pimp a Butterfly”

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By diamond 2:49 pm March 23, 2015 This new mix from DJ Run P. has every sample Kendrick Lamar used on his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly. Listen below: Photo: Top Dawg Entertainment 

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Kerry Washington’s GLAAD Speech Will Give You Chills

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By diamond 10:05 am March 23, 2015 Kerry Washington accepted the Vanguard Award at this weekend’s GLAAD Media Awards and her speech brought down the house. “We can’t say that we believe in each other’s fundamental humanity and then turn a blind eye to the reality of each others’ existence and the truth of each […]

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This Tweet Is the Perfect Response to Respectability Politics

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By diamond 8:30 am March 20, 2015 The violent arrest of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson, has set off a wave of conversation about police brutality and respectability politics. It’s clear that no black body is safe from police violence. How’s that “black thug” excuse for denying police brutality working for you now? #UVA […]

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#IAmMarteseJohnson: Myths of Respectability, Safety and Education

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By diamond 9:31 am March 19, 2015 By Jay Dodd On a fairly warm November night, my two best boys and I were walking across campus from their apartment to my house, in an attempt to satiate our cabin fever from spending all day inside. It was oddly nice out for the season and we […]

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Ava DuVernay: ‘If Your Dream Is Only About You, It’s Too Small’

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By diamond 9:43 am March 18, 2015 In her powerful SXSW keynote address, director Ava DuVernay let the crowd know that she has had ”the most awesome f—ing year.” There are a number of gems from her speech, including her sage advice about dreaming big. Watch the video above or directly from the SXSW site. Photo: […]

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