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Letitia Wright described roles that she’s interested in. The Black Panther star feels it is important that she practices what she preaches and only accepts acting jobs if she feels they are “meaningful.” “Early on, I would just say no if the roles weren’t progressive for myself or my community. You are told there’s not…

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Meek Mill is being honored by his hometown for his work on criminal justice reform. The 31-year-old rapper’s native Philadelphia declared March 15-17, 2019, “Meek Mill Weekend” in recognition of his contributions to hip-hop and bringing national attention to justice reform ahead of his two shows in the city on Friday, March 15, and Saturday,…

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For more than 13 years, Afropunk has been defining culture in the music world. Afropunk celebrates multiculturalism and diversity for people of all races, genders, colors, creeds and tastes. The festival is bringing its “Carnival of Consciousness 2018” to Atlanta’s 787 Windsor venue Oct. 13-14. The festival concept was born from James Spooner’s 2003 documentary…

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Words like “coding” and acronyms like STEM may not be the sexiest uses of language being thrown around the internet, but without them, there is no internet. Corporations and small businesses find themselves in the throes of a technological revolution that will essentially change the economic base of this world. The digital space is growing consistently.…

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It has been about a year since former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick started his silent protest of the national anthem due to the oppression of Black people and police brutality. The protest went unnoticed in the beginning and it didn’t gain notice until the third preseason game. Since then, Kaepernick’s protest has become a…

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I have had the honor of interacting with a number of people who have received their ancestry results. One of the most memorable reveals was with a graduate student at the University of Maryland. Even before taking an African Ancestry MatriClan Test, he was convinced that his maternal ancestry was Sierra Leonean.

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Whatever happened to being proud and black people saying that aloud and black people saying that aloud? Whatever happened to the “movement music”  that made us think of ourselves in a positive way? Whatever happened to celebrations for the holiday that brought the community together in a productive way? The racket that fills are ears…

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