Living

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...
READ MORE

Was Melissa Harris Perry’s ‘Scorched E...

When I observed the news and commentary surrounding Melissa Harris Perry, I’m admit I had a mixture of feelings. I don’t think she’s...
READ MORE

Exclusive Interview: Laree “La” Thomas...

Okay; I’ll admit it. I was VERY skeptical of the show, #BlackLove, because I thought that it was going to be another “whoa-is-us” cl...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

“Walking Dead” Hook Up Discussion Thre...

I haven’t watched Walking Dead since the second season, but regulars are doing the happy dance about this coupling:   The Recap from TooFab...
READ MORE

Which One of These Multiracial Celebrities Has a B...

It’s Amandla Stenberg, upper left. Amandla is the product of an African American mother and Danish father. The word Amandla means “power” in...
READ MORE

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....
READ MORE

So…Slavery Was More Benevolent When Africans...

People like to romanticize slavery between blacks from Africa, as if we were somehow more benevolent than the transcontinental slave trade. That Afric...
READ MORE

Open Thread…Trump or Sanders–Where Do ...

There was a major blowout at the New Hampshire last night, where Donald Trump and and Bernie Sanders took the primaries by storm. Bernie walked away w...
READ MORE

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 ...
READ MORE

The Quick-and-Dirty Guide to Saving and Broaching ...

If money is a chief reason for relationship woes, chances are it’s going to be something worth discussing at some point with the person you̵...
READ MORE

The Oscars, Race, and the Boycott. Where Do You St...

As with last year, the nominations for the 2016 Oscars have produced howls of derision and severe criticism from industry professionals due once again...
READ MORE

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...
READ MORE

Could “The Bachelor” Give the Final Ro...

I’ve got to be honest. I gave up on the Bachelor/Bachelorette series by the second season when it was clear it was mostly fabricated nonsense ex...
READ MORE