Black suffering in schools is one manifestation of the anti-Blackness of our society, in which Black people are viewed with disgust and disdain, as non-humans worthy of violence and death. In schools, this anti-Blackness reveals itself first, in the deep-seated, but most often unconscious belief that Black children are uneducable. A problem. A waste of time and unworthy of resources.
Black History Month or African American History month is a celebration of African American's role in the U.S. Though most of it was done involuntarily, our blood, sweat, tears and lives literally built this country.
This is about whether the Democratic Party is going to care about inequality for the next decade. We are making a historical decision between two distinct ideological paradigms, not a choice between flavors of popcorn. This is important. Choose carefully.
There is more at stake here than the future of one author or one picture book. Most pressing is the question of whether we can ever reach a place in our society where questions of race can be openly and objectively discussed, especially with our children.
As a white woman, Beyonce's video and subsequent Superbowl performance is like my sister having a really amazing party that I get to go to. The Beyonce performances of Formation are not our party. We are there, we get to be at the party. But we can't be blowing out the candles and expecting people to sing to us.
Coming from a small place we had a certain trust for the police and other authority figures. This was one of the things we had to learn when we came to the U.S. Seeking out the police for safety led to our family being detained and being sent to Miami Dade detention facility.
While Washington seems to piddle with the plights of the privileged, African Americans remain at the top of the class for almost every major disease and bad habit that leads to them. Smoking-related illness? Yes. HIV? Number one. Diabetes? Absolutely.
From the moment Beyoncé walked off the Super Bowl stage, halftime show sticking out of her back pocket after broadcasting black power imagery and black pride lyrics to an audience of 112 million people, the backlash began. From boycotts to criticism from senators and pundits alike, the goal here is to intimidate the pop star into silence because she holds power. But here's the thing; celebrity activists matter. Being an artist does not mean that you cannot speak out about injustice, but critics push that agenda because having a following for your art does mean that people might actually listen when you do.
Both campaigns in Nevada and South Carolina will take their respective messages to a potentially significant number of Hispanic and African-American voters. The rhetoric of both campaigns seems to be telling prospective voters that THEY are THE candidate that "deserves" their vote for several similar and distinct reasons.
Diasporan dopeness won't let us quit. We are manifested from ancestral excellence and we cannot be outdone. Being conscious of Global Blackness is knowing that we are not an island of our struggle, but a nation of our triumphs. That's Blackness to me.
#22. Stacey Dash's King Magazine cover
At a time when lunch counter sit-ins were met with insults and abuse, peaceful protest marches provoked fire hoses and snarling police dogs, Eddie Robinson urged Grambling athletes and students to go to class, get an education, and be ready for change.
That's what I liked about Michael the most - his ability to be professional and genuine. He didn't sacrifice his integrity for his profession. He's the perfect model on how to expand your network and make it work for you while having fun at the same time.
To all the bigots that troll black media spaces to insert their "well actually" and " All Lives Matter" bs, please turn your computer off an go try to change a life for the better good. Try changing a life of someone that doesn't look like you or have the same opportunities as you do.
Let's all keep Kalief Browder's name and sacrifice alive. As Black History month starts. Let's add Kalief Browder's name to the list of heroes who died so that others might live a better life.
As members of ethnic minority groups have suffered historically because of what has erroneously and malevolently been ascribed as innate inferiority, should physicians avoid reifying race by espousing a "colourblind" practice? It depends.
There are so many levels to Formation that those of us who felt it, really feel it. There really isn't (that) much to joke about. Or waste time hating on.
More than three decades after the height of the epidemic, a stigma still unfortunately exists around HIV and AIDS, leading to confusion and misinformation. Even more importantly, there are still major barriers to testing, care and treatment for many in our community, as well as other communities disproportionately impacted across the U.S.
I am running to be the 50th Mayor of Baltimore in order to usher our city into an era where the government is accountable to its people and is aggressively innovative in how it identifies and solves its problems. We can build a Baltimore where more and more people want to live and work, and where everyone can thrive.
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