#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

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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...]