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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Essence Magazine has dedicated its February issue, on newsstands now, to Black Lives Matter; a movement against anti-Black violence, to help prompt police reform and stop state sanctioned violence against unarmed members of the Black community, and that has started...
40,000 Maasai herders from the Arusha region in northern Tanzania are being evicted from their ancestral homeland, to make room for the Dubai royal family’s use of the land as a private hunting reserve. Last year, in a bid to lure Arabian...
  By Tiffani Jones via Coffee Rhetoric  For years, networks and TV writers have made half-hearted attempts (if any) to diversify casts of popular cable and network shows or to create minority characters that deviate from tired racial TV tropes, some relented,...
Archaeologists recently unearthed a valuable part of history, after happening upon slave barracks and a treasure trove of rare artifacts. The items were found mere feet away from the former plantation home of Francis Scott Key's grandmother in Millersville, Maryland, while field techs were...
Wednesday, July 2 at 5 –7 pm, The Hartford Project presents 'Love Wins' on Barbour Street, in Hartford. 'Love Wins' is an annual, free family-friendly festival held at local area church Citadel of Love. This free festival, which has been a staple in...
According to a report in the Washington Post by Matthew Desmond, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at Harvard University, black women are evicted from their homes more often than other groups. Desmond -- who has done extensive research on eviction and the...
According to popular Black cinema blog Shadow and Act, Queen Latifah is slated to produce and star in a Bessie Smith biopic directed by filmmaker Dee Rees (who wrote and directed the highly acclaimed film, Pariah). Queen Latifah had been...
The 200+ Nigerian school girls abducted from a rural boarding school in the north-eastern town of Chibok, remain missing (for two weeks now) and the outlook looks grim. Several victims were, reportedly, able to escape however, the girls' fathers launched...
by Darcwonn (of ChocolateCoveredLies.com) - for Intersection of Madness & Reality  **Editor's Note: Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, has been banned from the NBA for life and fined the maximum fine for his racist remarks. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced...
Chronic depression affects Black people more than any other group, yet the discourse surrounding mental health remains largely absent in the Black community, because of the deeply-rooted stigma surrounding mental illness; and it remains largely untreated often due to...