African Americans

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...

Blacks’ Voting Rights Face Big Test

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When the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965, president Lyndon Johnson didn’t spare the hyperbole. “Today is a triumph for freedom as huge as any victory that has ever been won on any battlefield,” he said, adding later, “today, we strike away the last...

Hashing Out The Diasporic Beef

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It happened out of nowhere. Suddenly, seamlessly, my Nigerian acquaintances became my closest friends. Throughout my foray into Nigerian culture, I’m reminded often enough of that persistent, deep prejudice held by Africans toward African-Americans. But I shouldn’t take this personal. We don’t trust each other...