#Throwback Thursday: The First Interracial Kiss On TV

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Before Captain Kirk of the star ship Enterprise kissed his communications officer, Lieutenant Uhura, there was another interracial kiss shown on … [Read more...]

Studies (and experience) Show Black Men Benefit and Lose by Conforming to Stereotypes while Black Women Always Lose


In two separate studies, Megan Holland and  Simone Ipsa-Landa examined the experiences of Black boys and girls who participated in diversity programs … [Read more...]

The Best Dang-Darned, Most Comprehensive Guide to Going to School Online


This information comes courtesy of longtime BB&W member, Tammy Ghalden. Thanks Tammy, for sharing such valuable information with all of us. The … [Read more...]

New IR Movie Alert: “Belle,” A ‘Tragic Mulatto’ Story with a Happy Ending?


First, we had My Last Day Without You, now this... Summary: Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), … [Read more...]

Black Girls Code is Bridging the Digital Divide


I had the pleasure of taking my daughter to a recent Black Girls Code event...and she LOVED it! For those of you who haven't heard of the … [Read more...]

Where Were You On 9/11?


I still remember as clear as day where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news about the horrible terrorist attacks on 9/11/01.  I was at … [Read more...]

Cathay Williams: The Only Black Woman Buffalo Soldier

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  Private Cathay Williams was the only woman to serve in the US Army as a Buffalo Soldier. On November 15, 1866 she enlisted in the Army as a … [Read more...]

Reflections: It was MLK Day. Are You Living the Dream?

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I couldn't end this day--the 50th anniversary of the MLK "I Have a Dream" speech without taking a moment to thank Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and all … [Read more...]

“#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen” And That’s Not Going To Change In Feminism

I actually tried to pass the buck on this one. However, finding out my previous article had been syndicated during the aftermath of the … [Read more...]

4 Year Old Genius Invited to Mensa: But Are Her Parents Planning to Exploit Her?


I eagerly clicked the link when I saw this story come in this evening. I've been doing research on a piece concerning African American kids, disorders … [Read more...]

10 Mentoring Activities That Urban Kids Can Use……….Suggestions From Someone Who Would Actually Know


I'm so stoked to see that roaring interest in actually inquiring into the needs of the po' innah city youfs. After all, one can't be expected to … [Read more...]