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Feb 14, 2020 at 12:09. 6 comments

Harriet Tubman Did Not Ask For This Shit

Harriet Tubman Did Not Ask For This Shit

Occasionally, you see an image that you know will never leave your mind. When you close your eyes to fall sleep, it will haunt you, waiting until your mind has started to drift towards slumber to reappear, taunting you with its absurdity.

That’s how I feel about the artwork on this Visa Debit Card from OneUnited Bank, which shows a frankly disrespectful illustration of abolitionist Harriet...

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Feb 05, 2020. 18 comments

Barnes and Noble Celebrates Black History Month By Giving Frankenstein an Afro [UPDATED]

Barnes and Noble Celebrates Black History Month By Giving Frankenstein an Afro [UPDATED]

If you’ve ever wanted to see what Frankenstein’s monster would like with an afro, you now have a chance.

In honor of Black History Month, Penguin Random House and Barnes and Noble Fifth Avenue have collaborated on a project to give classic novels what they refer to as “diverse” covers. AM New York reports that each title had “five culturally diverse custom covers designed to ensure the...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope Feb 07, 2018. 14 comments

Watch These Adorable Kids Spoof CNN to Celebrate Black Excellence

Watch These Adorable Kids Spoof CNN to Celebrate Black Excellence

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Friday programming to bring you this adorable breaking news.

In honor of Black History Month, these kids dressed up as CNN anchors/commentators Don Lemon, Bakari Sellers, April Ryan, Symone Sanders, and Angela Rye to deliver the news straight. So easy a child can do it. Watch them celebrate great black achievements like Serena Williams winning the...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope Feb 07, 2018. 13 comments

This Is Beautiful

This Is Beautiful

Kendrick Lamar again heightens the art of the music video with his SZA collaboration, “All the Stars,” from the Black Panther soundtrack. Directed by Dave Meyers and Lamar’s Top Dawg crew “the little homies,” this is an oil painting in motion, rich with imagery of Lamar rapping as opulently dressed black men stand beautiful and poised, and Lamar surveying the land with a pack of actual...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope Sep 25, 2017. 17 comments

Watch 51 Black Dancers Slay Hard With Debbie Allen at White House Performance

Watch 51 Black Dancers Slay Hard With Debbie Allen at White House Performance

First Lady and lover of dance Michelle Obama invited the legend Debbie Allen and a phenomenal group of 51 black dancers to perform at the White House for Black History Month.

The event assembled a variety of black dance troupes who—remarkably—learned and rehearsed their respective routines that same day, in classes taught by Debbie Allen (African dance), choreographer Fatima Robinson (hip-hop)...

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Hillary Crosley Coker Hillary Crosley Coker Sep 19, 2017. 9 comments

Celebrate Black History Month With Rare Photos of Lena Horne and Martin Luther King Jr.

Celebrate Black History Month With Rare Photos of Lena Horne and Martin Luther King Jr.

February 1 marks the first day of Black History Month, when black culture gets a celebratory spotlight for 28 days... unless you’re like me and celebrate black brilliance every day. At the New York Times, a collection of previously unpublished shots of black stars, and their stories, are up for viewing.

Each of the photos, like one of famous actress and singer Lena Horne in a luxurious fur...

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Hillary Crosley Coker Hillary Crosley Coker Sep 12, 2017. 21 comments

NYT Omits Exactly Who Lynched 4,000 Blacks in the South

<i>NYT</i> Omits Exactly Who Lynched 4,000 Blacks in the South

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a story on lynchings and neglected to identify who did all of this racial terrorizing of blacks—American white people. The odd thing is, I read the piece and missed this inconsistency, probably because I'm clear on the perpetrators, but the omitted identifiers illuminate a larger problem with the way Americans address race and history.

Over at Vox,...

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Clover Hope Clover Hope Aug 31, 2017. 14 comments

ABC's Channing Dungey Is the First Black President of a Major Network

ABC's Channing Dungey Is the First Black President of a Major Network

Finally, we have a black woman running a major network. Channing Dungey has been promoted to replace Paul Lee as head of ABC entertainment, making her the first black person in such a position.

The appointment comes after much contention between Lee—who reportedly resigned form his post—and ABC executives over the network’s poor ratings and failing new programs like The Muppets and Wicked...

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Jia Tolentino Jia Tolentino Aug 29, 2017. 24 comments

#TrapCover Makes Up For Every Bad, White, Acoustic Rap Cover You've Ever Heard 

#TrapCover Makes Up For Every Bad, White, Acoustic Rap Cover You've Ever Heard 

“I did spend a while translating the lyrics before I could sing it! [3 cryface emoji],” wrote Samantha Harvey on her Facebook page when she posted the above video, an (1) acoustic (2) piano (3) cover of (4) Rihanna’s (5) “Work,” in a comment that now seems to be deleted. It’s an extremely smooth yet extremely difficult listening experience, well within the tenacious, widely...

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Marie Lodi Marie Lodi Aug 22, 2017. 20 comments

BET Responds to Stacey Dash's Comments Saying There Should Be No More BET

BET Responds to Stacey Dash's Comments Saying There Should Be No More BET

Actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash appeared on Outnumbered to discuss recent news regarding the potential Oscars boycott. “I think it’s ludicrous,” said Dash. “We have to make up our minds. Either we want to have segregation or integration, and if we don’t want segregation, then we have to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards, where you’re...

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Hillary Crosley Coker Hillary Crosley Coker Aug 19, 2017. 18 comments

Watch 106-Year-Old Virginia McLaurin Meet the Obamas

Watch 106-Year-Old Virginia McLaurin Meet the Obamas

Virginia McLaurin is living the centenarian’s dream. Over the weekend, the 106-year-old, who was born a decade before the first anti-lynching bill was passed in America, met President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and got on the good foot to celebrate. (If we live this long and can still move this fast, we hope we get to meet the President too.)

In 2014, according to...

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Collier Meyerson Collier Meyerson Aug 16, 2017. 12 comments

MLK's Mother Was Also Assassinated #BlackHistoryYouDidntLearnInSchool

MLK's Mother Was Also Assassinated #BlackHistoryYouDidntLearnInSchool

Alberta Williams King (left) was assassinated just 6 years after her son Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, Tennessee. On June 30th, 1974 Mrs. King was playing the organ in Ebenezer Baptist Church - the very church her son was baptized and later became co-pastor in - when Marcus Wayne Chenault killed her. The assassination of Mrs. King took place less than 100 yards from where...

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Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Julianne Escobedo Shepherd Aug 16, 2017. 23 comments

Beyoncé Is Carrying, and Has Carried, Her Own Children, You Haters

Beyoncé Is Carrying, and Has Carried, Her Own Children, You Haters

Beyoncé’s twin-pregnancy announcement yesterday seemed to make the Hive (aka practically everyone) feel like Carol Anne in Poltergeist after she was kidnapped by malevolent spirits; we were trapped inside a moonless wormhole (Trump) until we heard our mom (Bey) plead if but for a second, “Carol Anne! Run into the light!” (Beyoncé is also the light.)

In other words, America needed...

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Ellie Shechet Ellie Shechet Feb 19, 2016. 4 comments

Did You Get a Pic?  

Did You Get a Pic?  

Today, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a reception in honor of Black History Month.

“You know it’s Black History Month when you hear someone say, ‘Haay Michelle! Girl, you look so good!’” Obama joked. “He’s alright,” the First Lady added, before the President launched into a brief speech. “African-American culture has profoundly shaped American culture, in music...

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