Sol the Super Hairo: A Story Celebrating the Glory of Natural Hair for Children

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Sol the Super Hairo: A Story Celebrating the Glory of Natural Hair for Children Sol the Super Hairo is a rhythmic children’s story that celebrates natural hair and beauty from the inside out. This is a brilliant story to remind us all, that we are beautiful, incomparable and most powerful when we are fearless enough to […]

VOTE: Support Girls in STEM & Black Girls CODE

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About Black Girls CODE Latism 2012 has ended, but the buzz is circulating around several stand-out organizations that made a splash a the conference last week.  One of those organizations is Black Girls Code.  The organization, which provides education in computer technology for girls ages 7-17, is based in San Francisco and provides the crucial […]

Biracial Families: Just when you thought you made a difference…

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Biracial Families: Just when you thought you made a difference… When I first started my professional career I was under the assumption that college made you more culturally sensitive, after all, didn’t everybody take Sociology 101? What I soon found out was, spending $40,000 on a degree does not guarantee that you will be able […]

At the Risk of Sounding Angry: On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage {Crunk Feminist Collective}

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On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage The internets were all abuzz over the weekend sharing clips of our collective Black feminist shero Melissa Harris-Perry’s Saturday morning show. During the show, she lost her cool with panelist Monica Mehta, a conservative financial expert, who represented every unthoughtful mythic thing that I’ve come to believe a person has […]

Ask a Muslim: New Web Series Promotes Understanding of a Misunderstood Religion

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Ask a Muslim: New Web Series Promotes Understanding of a Misunderstood Religion It starts with interfaith dialogue—the real, unstaged, not-necessisarily-PC kind. That’s what it takes to change public sentiment about Muslims. As it is, all the dialogue in intrafaith, non-Muslims talking to other non-Muslims about Muslims and Muslims talking to other Muslims about Muslims. The […]

Biracial Stories: She’s the Mom, Not the Nanny

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Biracial Stories: She’s the Mom, Not the Nanny A funny thing happened on the way to the Starbucks a couple of weeks ago.  How could a woman, the mother of a five-month-old baby, be mistaken for that child’s nanny? It’s a colorful tale. Several months ago, when my wife was pregnant, I was concerned by the comment an […]

On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere {Nadirah Angail}

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On Gabby Douglas, Dominique Dawes & Brown Girls Everywhere I can do a cartwheel. That’s about it, but that didn’t stop me from falling in love with then-teen gymnast Dominique Dawes. Not only was she beautiful and amazingly talented, but she was brown, and that means something to a brown girl who struggles to find her own […]

True Love Has No Color – An Interracial Wedding & Baby Story

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True Love Has No Color – An Interracial Wedding & Baby Story I recently married into a family with a skin color a few shades darker than my own.  A distinguished, open-minded family for sure, my new father, a Nigerian who got his PHD in California, my new mother has a masters from UCLA, my […]

Success Academy Controversy & ‘Mission Possible’ Book Review {Giveaway}

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Controversy Surrounding Success Academies & Charters Recently, I was asked to review a book called Mission Possible, about the Success Academies in Harlem and surrounding neighborhoods.  Honestly, I didn’t know much about Success Academies, but I had heard quite a bit about the charter vs. public school debate in the news in recent years.  Quite […]

WATCH: George Zimmerman on Sean Hannity – Full Interview

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George Zimmerman on Sean Hannity – Full Interview On July 18th, George Zimmerman did his very first public interview with Sean Hannity (Fox News).  In the interview, he discusses what he says happened that night and how the case has unfolded since the tragic night when he killed Trayvon Martin. In the interview Zimmerman seems […]

Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review}

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Killing Rage: Ending Racism {Book Review} “Many African Americans feel uncontrollable rage when we encounter white supremacist aggression. That rage is not pathological. It is an appropriate response to injustice.”  This quote from bell hook’s insightful novel, Killing Rage: Ending Racism, illustrates that many African Americans have rage about race and racism. Hooks suggests that […]

Celebrating Miami Heat’s Win in Blackface: Insult or Admiration?

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Celebrating Miami Heat’s Win in Blackface: Insult or Admiration? The day that the Miami Heat were playing their final championship game I was shocked (and I can’t stress the word shocked enough) when I opened Facebook and there, right on my timeline were two pictures of an acquaintance’s husband in blackface wearing a Miami Heat […]