African Americans

Before Being Elected, Donald Trump Presented His ‘New Deal’ to African-Americans

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Just a week before becoming president-elect, Donald Trump proposed his “new deal” for black people in the U.S. Speaking to an invitation-only audience that was predominantly white in Charlotte, he talked about launching a new “urban renewal” in America’s inner cities and unlocking the “potential”...

Student’s Answers to Slavery Assignment Will Leave You Questioning America’s School System

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I found it. LMFAO! Can y’all sense how fed up my daughter was with this assignment? pic.twitter.com/0VP1uyT31X — Brandy with a Y (@BtSquared2) October 27, 2015 A mother was understandably upset when her daughter came home with an assignment from a school that asked students...

Yes, Black People Care About Education Too

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The spate of recent news about stellar Black teens being accepted to Ivy League intuitions has started quite a debate. While many have congratulated the young men on their accomplishments, others used the occasion to offer a diss to African-Americans by arguing, “More Black folks...

Must Read: On the Complicated Relationship Between Africans and African-Americans

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Ever since I wrote about Amy ‘Tiger Mom’ Chua’s new book The Triple Package, I’ve been feeling some type of way about the comments. While I expected readers to either agree or disagree with Chua’s premise that some cultures are just better and more successful...

Black People & Fried Chicken- A Love Affair in Advertising

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  A few weeks ago I attempted to “research” where the notion that all black people loved fried chicken evolved from. By research, I mean I searched Google, of course. Even though I couldn’t find any information,  I was given alternate search ideas such as,...

Crabs or The Barrel: Pulling Each Other Down

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Dear advanced animals humans, Time after time, I keep being referenced in your discord. Well, enough. I come from a long line of crustaceans. There are over 6,000 species of us, give or take. Marine water, freshwater, land, we have shown an amazing tendency to...