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Black Independence Day

  Beautiful Loving Amazing Creative Kind Innovative Nurturing Devoted Educated Proud Elegant Natural Dedicated Encouraging Noble Cultured Everlasting Black Independence Day... The right way. Despite the hate; we are here to stay. If you're offended, then be my guest. If you ain't with it, then get left with the rest.

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I’M NOT ANGRY, I’M FED UP!

I'm tired of being looked at as the angry black woman, I'm simply not angry I'm just ultimately fed up! I'm sure most of my black women reading this are in agreement. I'm tired of the toxic family behavior, why can't our black families support one another better? Emotionally and Mentally, our families aren't always… Continue reading I’M NOT ANGRY, I’M FED UP!

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Color Shouldn’t “COLOR” judgement

Colorism is prejudice or discrimination against individuals with darker skin tones. Typically, this occurs among people of the same ethnic or racial group. For example, colorism within the Black community says you’re too dark to be beautiful, or you’re too light to be black. It has been a serious emotional and psychological battle for all… Continue reading Color Shouldn’t “COLOR” judgement

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Childhood Trauma “Part II”

  I’m excited to continue my series on childhood trauma. I will dive into the topic of how the Willie Lynch Letter has affected black children, and how homosexuality has affected black children. The Willie Lynch Letter was a letter from Willie Lynch who was a British slave owner; and who delivered his letter in… Continue reading Childhood Trauma “Part II”

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Set the Trend

Artwork by Thaddeus Coates @hippypotter Black girl don’t cry, they love you again they’re copying your hair, they wanna live in your skin. Wear your bamboo earrings proud, scream ya ghetto ass name out loud, rock ya long finger nails, with red polish you look amazing, they’re all astonished. Black girl don’t cry they’re following… Continue reading Set the Trend

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Exploring Brooklyn: Women of Color Owned Businesses (Peace and Riot Edition)

In continuing my search for local WOC (Women of Color) owned businesses, I came upon  Peace and Riot. Located in Bed Stuy, I decided to make my way over and check them out. Peace and Riot melts perfectly into the scenery of parks, trees, small shops and brownstones in Bed Stuy. Peace and Riot is… Continue reading Exploring Brooklyn: Women of Color Owned Businesses (Peace and Riot Edition)

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Are These Platforms Created By Us to Bully Us?

Remember hearing that a new video or album had just been released and you could go on to WorldStarHipHop and listen to majority of it? WSHH used to be the go to media platform that covered everything for us as black people. You used to have to check WSHH daily because every day was something… Continue reading Are These Platforms Created By Us to Bully Us?

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Black Women.

She's been told no all her life so she thrives for her own thrown blood of the cradle of civilization shines brighter than diamonds from Sierra Leone. Her hair is hard headed and stubborn it defies the laws of physics, her hips curved wide like the imposters who told her they were destined to be.… Continue reading Black Women.

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How Social Conditioning Created a Culture of Toxic Hyper-Masculinity

Why do some Black men equate masculinity to violence, danger, and lack of emotion? Why is it so important for these men to assert their masculinity in every situation? Unlike other races, Black masculinity is like no other. In defining Black masculinity, you must look at the stereotypical images of the Black man portrayed in… Continue reading How Social Conditioning Created a Culture of Toxic Hyper-Masculinity

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Boys Will Be Boys: Jules Tatham

By Palmira Muniz (@vivalapalma) Jules Tatham is a trans non binary person of Black, Indigenous, and white descent from South Carolina. A talented artist and photographer who studied graphic design and fine art at the Art Institute of Charleston, Tatham is able to bring their vision to life with their new exhibit, showcased in Los… Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys: Jules Tatham