History

Got My Heritage DNA Test Back! Here’s What I...

MyHeritage reached out to me a few months ago and offered me a DNA kit in hopes that I’d report my experience. I was super curious, even though ...
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Confederates Vs. Patriots: Why I Think Our Founder...

Le (big old) sigh. I can’t believe I’ve been driven to write this, but I think it needs to be said. First, I’m all for the recent in...
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“Loving” Movie Somber Reminder of How ...

Ruth Negga (left) stars as Mildred and Joel Edgerton (right) stars as Richard in Jeff Nichols LOVING, a Focus Features release. Credit : Ben Rothstein...
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Nate Parker, Shonda Rhimes and the Hypocrisy of &#...

  People have been asking for my opinion about Nate Parker, and the revelation that he was involved in the date rape of a women –who subseq...
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Vintage Swirl: Meet Ed and Wanda, Married in 1969

Dear Christelyn, I have watched several of your videos on ‘you tube’ now, and have come to the conclusion that not only are you very beaut...
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Black Women’s History: Portrait of a “Freedom ...

Freedom Rider Catherine Burks-Brooks, was born October 8, 1940 in Birmingham, Alabama.  In 1961, she was a Senior at Tennessee State University, Nash...
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Black Women’s History: Euro-African Marriages in...

By Stanley Solamillo Black Women’s History: Euro-African Marriages in Ghana and the Gold Coast – New Narratives The infamous Gold and Slave Coasts...
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Black Women’s History: The Chicago Airwomen Behi...

By Stanley Sotamillo Janet Harmon (left) and Willa Brown (right) were both pilots who acquired their private licenses in 1934 and 1937, respectively....
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Beyonce ‘Black Power’ Statement Perpet...

When I watched the Super Bowl half time show with my family and in-laws, it was pure comedy. Maxi was shushing me because I was squealing about Bruno ...
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Black Women’s History: “Rosie the Riveter” W...

By Stanley Solomillo   When it comes to remembering World War II, we usually think of African American men and women who served in the U.S. armed for...
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Reflections of the OJ Simpson Trial and My Evoluti...

When I reflect on my feelings about when OJ Simpson was charged with the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman, I feel ashamed. I remember the tr...
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Are You Watching “The Knick”?

By ‘FriendsofJay’ I watched the first season of the HBO—Cinemax series The Knick, about a hospital in New York City around the turn of...
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We Rock! Check Out These Black Women You Should Kn...

Black girls rock! Read on for stories of black women doing amazing things in industries like tech, fashion and entertainment. Mickey Guyton is a count...
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Always Alluring: The Hidden Sexual History of Blac...

Along the line of qui bono?, one might want to ask the question, who benefits from calling black women who date interracially “bed wenches?...
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