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“An African City” is all the things “Sex and the City” Wasn’t

“Well instead of Starbucks coffee on every corner you’ll find plenty of fried plantains.” –Ngozi, “An African City”

In 1998, “Sex and the City” kicked off the trend of shows about the complicated lives of professional women.  However, when you watch shows of professional women trying to find themselves, the cast is normally white women in the United States. Now we don’t have to imagine what television classics would have been like if they included people of color because in 2016,  “An African City” hits everything that “Sex and the City” missed.

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7 Black Millennials Who Killed the Game in 2015

2015 was a year of anger and frustration on the political front. It was a year when more innocent Black lives were lost due to police violence. It was also a year where a blatant disrespect for blackness was manifested through the repeated instances of cultural appropriation in the media i.e. Rachel Dolezal and Kylie Jenner.  While some Black millennials debated whether or not they could count the number of continents in Africa, these 7 Black millennials represented pure excellence.

What the backlash against ‘bae’ reveals about society’s attitude toward black culture

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In a piece for Daily Dot, Derrick Clifton calls out the dominant culture that simultaneously appropriates and demonizes black culture.

Although many people and brands love adopting African-American Vernacular English, it’s often denigrated and denied the same regard as any other words and phrases borne of popular culture. Unfortunately, the cultural backlash against “bae” reflects how mainstream American society takes a voyeuristic, if not disposable approach to black culture.

How Soul Food is at the Heart of Our Culture

I spent the past weekend in Georgia, Macon to be exact. It was my first real experience being down in the South (besides being stuck in the Atlanta airport for 3 hours) and one I will honestly never forget. Of course the high 80 degree weather kept me smiling the whole weekend, although it couldn’t last. But what really struck me about this particular vacation weekend was the soul food.

What's Up With Kwanzaa? Part 2

Greetings Black people, if you have been celebrating Kwanzaa for the first time I hope that it has been a good experience. If not and you are still considering, there are three days left. I left you earlier in the week with some ways to observe the Nguzu Saba, the seven principles of Kwanzaa. This blog entry will continue with the last of the principles. check blog name