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How do we change the cultural perception that White America has of Black women? Yes, I’m rocking braids, cornrows or an Afro, but I’m still beautiful, intelligent and, above all, a woman of color. I’m also a reality TV junkie. I tuned into “The Bachelorette.” Ten agonizing minutes later, I admitted defeat and turned the…

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Rapper Saweetie threw shade at real men on a recent Instagram live with boyfriend Quavo, stating, “and if he not getting you a Birkin, and if he not paying for your bills, then throw that n—- back to the streets. OK?” The Birkin, a high-end tote bag created by French designer Hermès, is known as…

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Issa Rae shows the complexities of being young, Black and single with her hit show, “Insecure.” The HBO show represents a new movement of Black millennials who have taken over Hollywood. Along with Rae, creatives such as Donald Glover, Lena Waithe and Ryan Coogler, have proven that Black stories can have a high impact on a mainstream…

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Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Rahiem Shabazz is on an endless mission to expose the disturbing truth behind America’s unequal education system through his executive produced documentary Elementary Genocide:The School to the Prison Pipeline featuring Grammy award-winning rap artist Killer Mike; political analyst Dr. Boyce Watkins; Tracey Syphax, author and community activist and many more.The film brings attention to…

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Best states to raise our children Looking to relocate? The people at the Annie E. Casey Foundation have the answers for you! With just 12 factors including poverty levels, crime and White/Black economic disparities, the Annie E. Casey Foundation was able to pinpoint 15 of the best states for African American’s to raise their families.…

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New York City’s Paley Center was packed for the star-studded premiere of the first two parts of a four-part-documentary-series titled The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop. The documentary, which is based on a book of the same, was followed by a panel including legendary Queens rapper Nas, O Magazine’s Editor-at-Large Gayle King, Civil Rights Activist Reverend Al Sharpton, FUBU’s founder Daymond John, director and former Yo! MTV Raps host, Fab Five Freddy, and the author and director of The Tanning of America, Steve Stoute.

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It’s a hard knock life… at least for black Americans. The U.S. Census, which is conducted every 10 years has long been acknowledged as the most accurate measure of demographics in the United States, for government funding and provides a very transparent picture of our nation’s economic stability. The most recent U.S. Census, which was…

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Lest We Forget Slavery Museum & Traveling Exhibit in Philadelphia provides images and items that reflect the deplorable conditions that black people faced during slavery and Jim Crow. For 45 years, J. Justin and Gwen Ragsdale have acquired an extensive collection of artifacts, shackles, branding irons and rare photos of a forgotten history. During the…

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