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

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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...]

“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...]

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?

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...]

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...]