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Change the World

“This generation is growing up in the smallest world ever. The world has become so connected that they’ve been given permission to dream bigger. Ba...

Bobby Jindal's Second Generation Struggle

I was reading this article on Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and how he sort of messed up the Republican Response to President Obama's State of...

Latent Prejudices

So there's a new poll of 2000 people that was conducted over a year about racial attitudes towards Black people. Here's an excerpt from the article...

The Souls of Black Girls

Q: What made you name your film, The Souls of Black Girls? The title “The Souls of Black Girls” derives from the seminal book by W.E.B Dubois “The Souls of Black Folks” where he discusses the double-consciousness condition where there is a duality of being a Negro and an American in the United States. I was inspired and intrigued by this concept when I was first introduced to it and I was inspired to name my piece, The Souls of Black Girls because I attempt to expand upon the duality of people of color but I wanted to include gender within that very same concept presented by Dubois. So I’ve chosen to expand on the idea that as Black women we have a “triple consciousness” condition where we have to be a Negro, a woman and an American and within that identity we also struggle to define our own standard of beauty.

African Hip Hop Conference Recap

Harvard University hosted the first African Hip Hop Conference this past weekend, and it looks like it was great.. Here's a list of the panelists A...

African-Norwegian Kids Dance

"Chiku Ali, a storyteller from Tanzania living in Bergen, is impressed by what has been accomplished during the week called African days in Stava...

Sellout

I watched this fascinating conversation on Bloggingheads between Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy and John McWhorter of the Manhattan Institu...

Black Britain

Just ran across this on NPR. Paul Gilroy, who I think was the African American Studies Professor at Yale when I was there, has a new book out call...

Make-up Design in East Africa

Interesting piece in...the Daily Mail? This was passed on to me and I love the colors and flowers and poses!  Designs of the Surma and Mursi ethnic...

Hilarious Video on "Diversity"

ABC: American Born Chinese

I saw this on NPR and thought it had a very powerful visual message. Its a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, called American Born Chinese and it re...

An Afropolitan Tale

Here's an interesting life story on Mimi Magazine about Vanessa Mutota's experience moving back home to Namibia after living in England.
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