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7 Best Cities for Eligible Black Singles Looking for Love

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According to Uptown magazine’s standards for dating eligibility, these are the top seven cities for Black singles. Their standards are men and women between the ages of 23 and 55, who make $60,000 or more and have at least a college degree   Atlanta Atlanta ranks No.1 with the “Most Single Black Men” and the […]

The Intense Level Of Racism and Violence African Students Face In Russia Just To Get An Education Is A Heart Breaking Reality

Racism in Russia

Video by Current

10 Foods Some Black People in America Will Eat for the Holidays That Were Passed Down Through Slavery

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This Thanksgiving, there are a number of dishes that will grace Black tables that have their origins in slavery. Though many of the foods came from Africa, they were altered or adapted by enslaved Africans to fit the ingredients available to them in the New World. Much of the research for these dishes was compiled […]

Watch Chris Rock Brilliantly Explain How White Privilege Trumps Being A Black Celebrity

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Video by CBS

5 Myths Commonly Perpetuated About the Black Family Debunked

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Black Men Aren’t Good Fathers The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that whether or not they live under the same roof, Black dads are actually more involved with their children than their white and Latino counterparts, spending more time feeding, dressing, playing with and reading to their children.

8 Books That Inspired Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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‘Civil Disobedience’ by Henry David Thoreau An essay written by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau, “Civil Disobedience” was published in 1849. In it, Thoreau argues that individuals should not permit the government to overrule their consciences, and that they should avoid allowing the government to force them to promote injustice. Thoreau was reportedly motivated to […]

5 Reasons Some Afro-Latinos Don’t Acknowledge Their African Roots

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Strong Connection to Language As a whole, many people in the Hispanic community have a close connection to their language and identify with other people through a shared native tongue. For some Afro-Latinos, they don’t consider people who don’t share their same native tongue to truly share their roots or rich heritage; causing them to […]

This Video Presents A Shocking Depiction of How Colorism Continues to be a Divisive and Destructive Force In the Black Community

Colorism

Video by CNN

What This Scholar Says About Marcus Garvey Will Help You Understand Why Garvey Was The Greatest International Black Leader Of All Time

Marcus Garvey

Video by the The Shrine of the Black Maddona

7 Things New Parents Should Know About African-American Babies

Baby (12-18 Months)

For new African-American parents, there are issues that are unique to or more common in Black babies. So in addition to questions like, “Why won’t my baby stop crying?” and “How often should I feed my baby?” you need to know some other stuff about your new bundle of joy. These tips come courtesy of […]

This Woman Brilliantly Sums Up Why Ferguson Is Just a Microcosm of a Much Larger Picture of Systematic Oppression

Sherrilyn Ifill

Video by the Economic Policy Institute

Is Sherri Shepherd Inadvertently Contributing to the Emasculation of Men With Her ‘Needs’?

Black Women

Video by ABC News

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