Active Voice…..

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Voice. Diction. Structure. Restriction. Nouns. Verbs. Adjectives. Words. Don't pretend u can't understand me at … [Read more...]

Why Is Everyone Mad At A “Non-Working” Black Woman?

SAHM, lifestyle, choices, options, family, parenting, marriage, couples, children, finances, aging, society, culture, stereotypes, black women,stay at home black mothers, non working mothers, stay at home parents, women who don't want to work, raising kids, child rearing, tradition, servants, privilege, freedom,

I find that there are few things that piss off black people more than a stay at home black mother. Not stay at home mother, but stay at home BLACK … [Read more...]

How Much, If Anything, Do the Beneficiaries of Profits From Slavery Owe to the Descendants of Former Slaves?

Benedict Cumberbatch, 12 Years a Slave, plantation, economics, reparations, slavery, benefit, rich, history, equality, blacks, descendants, finance, Caribbean,

Turns out Benedict Cumberbatch's fine arse is the descendant of plantation owners who got super from owning sugar-cane producing plantation in the … [Read more...]

OK, So You Possibly Hate (Or Love) Beyoncé’s New Album, But At Least You Now Know Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is

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She deserves the hype. And by "she," I'm referring to Nigerian feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Beyoncé's recent eponymous album--and the … [Read more...]

Swirling In History – Colonial, Antebellum, Reconstruction and Beyond

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It is no secret that black women have been marrying interracially for centuries although some folks may want us to think otherwise.  It is simple … [Read more...]

Be Inspired: Gabrielle Turnquest Passes Bar At 17 And Breaks 600 Year Old Record in the U.K.

Gabrielle Turnquest, lawyer, barrister, United Kingdom, England, history, Virginia, University of Virginia, fashion, world record, Bahamas, international, college, higher education, successful black girl, teenager,

I just got wind of this news coming from across the pond, and it is the perfect example of what young Black women can achieve when given the … [Read more...]

In Search Of My Past…Following the Ancestry Trail.

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Growing up, I was always intrigued when my nonblack friends spoke of their ethnic roots. Some were Irish, others were German, Chinese, East Indian, … [Read more...]

Rapper Juicy J Awards 50K Twerking Scholarship: Proves a Point About the Hypocrisy of Urban Entertainers

DJ Envy, parents, aspirations, motivation, reading, Twitter, Zaire Holmes, college, dance, competition, Academy Award, producer, Houston, Texas, TX, Miley Cyrus, Juicy J, scholarship, twerking, black girl, hip hop, urban, trippy, Twitter, WSHH, world star hip hop, drugs, ghetto,

You've probably never heard of the rapper Juicy J, and for that you should be grateful, because his music is by far some of the most nonsensical and … [Read more...]

Iconic Tuesday: May I Interest You In This Awesome Pinterest?

Ola Hudson, Slash, designer, Pinterest, style, historic, icon

Oh, Kittens! I've been a bad, bad, girl. I stumbled across this AMAZING Pinterest board days ago and have been been agonizing over whether or not I … [Read more...]

Would President Kennedy Have Approved of Interracial Relationships?

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Today is the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. He fought hard for African Americans to have basic civil rights, and I … [Read more...]

Jackie Ormes: First African-American Woman Cartoonist

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  The home of all things random, I recently came across this blurb on tumblr regarding Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman … [Read more...]