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7 White Institutions and Companies Caught Faking Diversity

Does Affirmative Action Create Equal Opportunity? The debate surrounding the continued need for the U.S. government's affirmative action program has centered around arguments about the extent systemic discrimination and bias still persists, and the extent that the programs...

10 Places in Pop Culture You May Have Missed the Confederate Flag on Display

Ludacris In 2005 during rap artist Ludacris' Vibe Awards performance of the song "Georgia," he sported a Confederate flag suit. During his performance, he ripped it off and wore red, black and green, which are...

15 States That Spend Way More on Prison Than on Education

The United States has the largest prison population in the world both in terms of the number incarcerated and as a percentage of the total population. Even more disheartening is that 15 states have more people in prison...

10 Examples of Just How Deadly Butt Injections Can Be

The price of beauty can be deadly when trying to augment and alter the human body surgically. Here are seven women who unfortunately died during or after receiving surgical procedures such as butt injections. Death of...

7 Things Black Twitter Got Right About #HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl

Black Twitter broke the Internet by letting the world know #HowItFeelsToBeABlackGirl. Here are seven examples: The Devaluing of Black Women and the Exaltation of White Women Feeling invisible but your hairstyles, fashion, dances, and culture receive praise...

11 Hip-Hop Fashion Trends We Hope Never Come Back

The Tall Tee Oversized attire has revealed itself at times to be very fashionable, but there is one trend in particular that missed the mark. During the early part of the millennium, the tall tee...

10 of the Best Black Coming-of-Age Films That Preceded ‘Dope’

Recently released coming-of-age film Dope, directed by Rick Famuyiwa, follows a long line of successful Black movies that evoke the nostalgia about the young years we never want to forget. A favorite out of the Sundance Film Festival,...

8 Incredible Aging Black Athletes Who Are Completely Defying Time 

Herschel Walker Former NFL star running back Herschel Walker may be 53 years old, but you would still struggle to find many people willing to step into the ring with the football star-turned-cage fighter. As a...

10 Affirming Black Books That Will Elevate Your Children’s Minds

Black representation matters when it pertains to the literature that our Black children are exposed to. Here are 10 Black children's books that elevate our children. I Dream of Africa In Africa Dream by Eloise Greenfield, a...

10 Reasons Why Every Black College Student Should Watch and Learn From ‘A Different...

by Melanie McCoy The Cosby Show spin-off sitcom A Different World received a major upgrade after its first season and became one of the most influential Black sitcoms of all time, especially for Black college students. Here are at...

7 Inappropriate (and Often Racist) Moments in Textbooks

Although textbooks are used as learning tools, there are times -- especially when providing information on Black people -- that there is not much to learn and more to cringe over. Here are seven inappropriate and often...

7 Mind Blowing Facts About Segregation On The Internet

Although legally segregation may not exist on the Internet, statistics show that segregation is prevalent in cyberspace. Here are seven things that you might not have known about it. Self-Segregation Into Black Neighborhoods, White Neighborhoods? Based on...
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Remembering Maya Angelou: We Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Poet, dancer, author, actress and singer Maya Angelou taught the world how to defy the odds. We recognize this as part of her legacy as we commemorate her on the one-year anniversary of her death....

9 Disturbing Facts About Sexual Violence Against Our Women Under Jim Crow

by Melanie McCoy Before the Montgomery bus boycott, there were issues that arose surrounding the sexual violence of Black women perpetuated by white men during the Jim Crow era. According to Danielle L. McGuire in...

9 Truths All People Need to Accept About Racism So We Can Finally Have...

Racism is a difficult discussion to have, especially when people do not have an understanding of what racism is, how it works and who it is perpetuated by. Here are nine truths that we need...

9 Black Female Freedom Fighters Who Deserve to be on U.S. Currency in Addition...

The New York-based advocacy group, Woman on 20's, conducted a campaign to put an influential woman as the new face of the $20 dollar bill. A vote was taken and Harriet Tubman was the winner.  Tubman is responsible for...

9 Black Moms That Couldn’t Celebrate Mother’s Day Because Their Family Members Were Killed...

Mother's Day is a time for celebrating not only the women who gave birth to us but the women who have been instrumental in our upbringing. However, due to police and vigilante murders, the way...

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