From the moment I first learned about its development, the National Museum of African American History and Culture held a special place in my heart. After the last few years of construction, it finally opened this fall. A major attribute of people of African descent (and in this case African Americans specifically) is our standing glory Read more about WHERE CHILDREN TOUCH THE WALLS[…]

Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis

The next time I’m in Philly, this exhibit will be on my list of places to go. The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) presents Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis (1909-1979), the first comprehensive museum retrospective of Lewis’ work since his death, on view November 13, 2015 – April 3, 2016. The exhibition Read more about Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis[…]

I did it because I am free

Bree Newsome released an exclusive online statement on Blue Nation Review about why she removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse. Following her act of confrontational civil disobedience, Newsome gained a massive online following and over $75,000 was raised online to cover her legal expenses. In her statement, she detailed her reasons for embarking on Read more about I did it because I am free[…]

Lisa and Amy Are Black

I’m so late but there’s this new but not so new webseries that I’m in love with. Lisa and Amy Are Black, starring Lisa Mcquillan and Amy Aniobi, showcases the quirky hilariousness of the Black millennial experience, in terms of identity, cultural affiliations, allegiances, and racial perspectives. I especially enjoyed the laugh out loud “debate” Read more about Lisa and Amy Are Black[…]

The Last Black Man in San Francisco

  Writers Joe Talbot and Jimmie Fails will receive over $70,000 in funding from their Kickstarter Campaign to make The Last Black Man in San Francisco a full length film. The film will focus on the perils of gentrification that is now being experienced across the country, but specifically in San Francisco. The way things are going with Read more about The Last Black Man in San Francisco[…]

Employers Hire Based on “Cultural Fit” Segregation 2.0

  View image | gettyimages.com   New York Times article by Lauren A. Rivera, Guess Who Doesn’t Fit In At Work, highlighted a troubling trend in hiring practices. According to Rivera’s research, most employers select applicants based on “who they want to hang out with.” It’s called assessing an applicant’s “cultural fit,” i.e. segregation 2.0/you can’t sit Read more about Employers Hire Based on “Cultural Fit” Segregation 2.0[…]

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