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Black August

Black August, the movement that honors the radical resistance, resilience, and collective action of Afrikan peoples of the Diaspora. From the Haitian Revolution, to Underground Railrooad, to the March on Washington, to the Watts uprisings, people of color have been resisting colonization for centuries.

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Dear Yemaja: A Year Later and Haiti Women Cry Out at Kanye West’s Monster

Dear Yemaja (Lucumi/Santeria Mother Goddess), Last year, I wrote a blog entitled, Some Natural Disasters are not so Natural but Vodou (Spirit) will Prevail. Yes, I wrote that Spirit and Spirits would rise and rattle those who seek to indebt and control Haiti. I wrote that Haiti would rise. I wrote that Vodou—a spiritual and […]

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Monday Morning Mash-Up

Since I only write here at BYP on Mondays, the blogging silence of the other six days often results in hateration build up.  Fortunately, I take notes.  What follows is a rather desultory dose of scathing haterade for your Monday morning.  Who needs caffeine? Feel my body! gettin’ cooooold. As a friend said on Facebook, […]

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A Father’s Day Reflection: Do Black Fathers Matter?

For the past 15 years of my life, Father’s Day was a day to be tolerated if not ignored. Unlike Mother’s Day where I actually thirst for the presence of my mother or someone else’s mother, I feel completely indifferent about Father’s Day. And, perhaps, my indifference has much to do with the fact that […]

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Can Haute Couture Help the Poor?

This month both New York and London Fashion Week featured a special Fashion for Relief show organized by Naomi Campbell to raise money in support of the disaster in Haiti. Basically, I don’t know whether to support the industry providing relief to victims in Haiti or to be offended by the irony of the whole […]

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Some Natural Disasters are not so Natural, but Vodou (Spirit) will Prevail

Can’t no one know at sunrise how this day is going to end. Cant’ no one know at sunset if the next day will be here. In this world of trouble and wars a member must be ready to go. We look forward to things to save us but in a twinkling of an eye […]

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