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8 Interesting African Creation Myths The World Should Know About

The Yoruba of Nigeria In the beginning, all that existed were the water, land and sky, which was ruled by Olorun. Another god named Obatala went to Olorun to ask if he could create land...

9 African Contributions That Significantly Shaped American Culture You May Not Know About

  “American” Cowboy Culture Historically, North Africans have been notoriously known for cattle raising. This skill was brought with the Fula, of the Fulani, of Senegambia. They were enslaved and brought to South Carolina in the...

10 Times White People Were Called Out for Cultural Appropriation in 2015

The Case of Rachel Dolezal We all remember Rachel Dolezal. The former NAACP chapter president posed as a Black woman for her own personal satisfaction and gain. Even after her parents revealed her true identity,...
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8 Bourgeois Fairytales Dr. Amos Wilson Says Black People Have to Relinquish to Overcome...

The success of one Black individual advances the entire race. Dr. Wilson sums up the effects of this fantasy: "It’s very typical of bourgeois rule, to get the average individual and the masses to believe that...
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7 Shameful Examples of Concentration Camps Created for Black People

Post-Civil War Concentration Camps of the U.S. After the Civil War (and during the war), millions of freed Black people were funneled into concentration camps near Union army bases where conditions were unsanitary and food was...

8 Things to Know About the Cuban Literacy Campaign

The Cuban Literacy Campaign was, in essence, a response to Cuba's history of slavery, colonialism, and imperial oppression. From Cuba's first revolution led by Hautey in 1510 to Cuba's First War of Independence in 1868,...

20 Emotional Experiences You Can Relate to If You Were the Only Black Student...

You never felt as welcomed as the other students.   Sometimes you found it hard not to feel inferior. Your white teachers only briefly covered Black history.   During tests, you felt that it was your duty to prove...

30 Signs You Went to a HBCU

A Different World helped to prepare you for college.   You dressed to impress at all times.   You were surrounded by a large number of  beautiful women. You were also surrounded by really smart people.   Homecoming was your...

Black-Owned Media is On The Decline in a Time When Its Needed Most

7 Baffling Facts About the Decline of Black-Owned Media You Should Know About There has been a decline in the number of Black journalists. According an article released by MSR News, white males dominate the field...

10 Incidents That Prove the U.S. Flag Is a Greater Symbol of Oppression Than...

Chattel Slavery Slavery existed under the Confederate flag for four years. However, slavery existed under the current United States flag for 89 years. The Middle Passage The Middle Passage was the journey that enslaved Africans were forced...

7 Places Around the World That Had Black Power Movements

United States The Black Power Movement in the United States inspired many movements around the globe. It was inspired by the efforts of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), which later turned in to the...

10 Modern-Day Christian Terrorist Groups Mainstream Media Never Talks About

The Ku Klux Klan In Colin A. Palmer's book, Passageways: An Interpretive History of Black America (Volume II: 1863-1965), he explains that following the Civil War, southern white Democrats formed groups to “keep away...

8 Disturbing Things to Know About Being Black in Modern Day Egypt

Black Egyptians experience racism daily. In their article, “Being black in Egypt,” Imogen Lambert and Nada Ramadan, two writers for al-Araby al-Jadeed, convey that those of the Black community in Egypt are deemed “inferior ,...

10 Chilling Statistics About Police Killings in America That Everyone Needs To Know

Police Kill Black People More Often Than Whites Just last year, 233 Black individuals lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement, while 414 white people were killed. White citizens make up 77 percent of...

8 Interesting Reasons Why Black People Should Stop Expecting White America to Wake up...

Blacks Don't Need White People To Solve Racism Marcus Garvey taught that "a race without authority and power is a race without respect." However, due to the degrading experience of chattel slavery, Blacks have developed a...

8 Offensive Images Used by the U.S. Government to Disparage the Black Ingenious People...

“Hurrah for the Fourth of July!” This political cartoon portrays an instance in which a Hawaiian, a Cuban, and a Filipino is praising the United States for their “independence.” This image is problematic due to...

11 Acts by The US Government That Proves White Affirmative Action Has Been The...

Indentured Servitude (late 1600’s) Indentured servitude was the earliest form of white affirmative action. Established in the late 1600s, this system replaced white European indentured servants, the original source of no-wage labor, with enslaved Black...

8 Reasons President Obama’s Move to Free Blacks from Prison Is Not What It’s...

Obama Signs "Not So" Fair Sentencing Act In 2010,  President Obama signed the so-called Fair Sentencing Act to address the disparity of harsher sentencing for crack cocaine offenders (who were more likely to be Black)...

8 Things The Top 1 Percent Do to Maintain White Supremacy

Use Racism to Justify Oppression and White Supremacy While it is difficult to date the beginning of white supremacist racial ideology, modern racism exploded with the early development of capitalism in Western Europe in the 16th century...

12 Childhood Nursery Rhymes You Didn’t Realize Were Racist

'Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe' Children often utilize this rhyme to determine who's “it,” especially during a game of Hide 'n' Seek. However, the lyrics to this song were not originally about a tiger. The real lyrics,...

10 Black Dolls From Around the World That Promote Self-Love in Black Girls

  Positively Perfect Dolls -- United States Created by Lisa Williams, a former college professor who is now the chief executive officer of World of Entertainment, Publishing and Inspiration, these dolls are sold in more than 3,000...

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