History Made: Michelle Howard Become Navy’s First Female Admiral

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Monday was event for celebration as the United States Navy appointed Michelle Howard to the ranks of Admiral making her the first woman in US history … [Read more...]

This Brown Baby is Oxford Bound! 8 Year Old Makes University History

Oxford, Joshua Beckford, college bound, black boys, black males, historic, England, higher education, morals, medical, education, black children,

His name is Joshua Beckford and he's 'just a normal 8 year old', according to his proud father. He asks a lot of curious questions and he can be … [Read more...]

Are You Going to the NYC Loving Day Celebration or Nah?

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I'll be attending the 11th annual Loving Day celebration in New York City this coming Saturday. I hope to see some our regular readers there since … [Read more...]

Lavern Cox Graces the Cover of TIME Magazine: Speaks on Race, Gender and Violence

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There is no question that Lavern Cox is setting the world on fire. This African American beauty is one of the break away stars of Orange is the New … [Read more...]

Dr. Phillygirl Pens a Book to Help Get You To “Doctor”

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Beyond Black and White would like to throw some shine on one or our own, Phillgirl, who not only recently successfully challenged her PhD dissertation … [Read more...]

“Belle” Opens Strong…Tells a True Story of a Beloved Mixed Race Aristocrat

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Sometimes when I watch old movies set in centuries past, I often wish I could have witnessed what it was like to live as an aristocrat, wearing fine … [Read more...]

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?

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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?

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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...]