black men

Why Does This Photo of Michael B. Jordan & Ryan Coogler Make So Many Black Folks Uncomfortable?

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Black men are often thrown into boxes by mainstream society–they’re seen as scary, a threat, a menace. But when Black men show each other love, far too many of us make limiting, and often times incorrect, assumptions about their sexuality. Recently, Creed collaborators Ryan Coogler and Michael B....

14 Ways Black Men Can Be Better Allies in 2016

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Every year, new ideas are introduced to our society with hopes that we create a more inclusive culture that raises the voices and concerns of marginalized groups– making all spaces more inclusive and equitable. Of course, such attempts are often met with backlash from dominant...

If Black Men Could Stop Creating Memes About Black Women That’d Be Great

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Before Raven-Symoné became the bane of everyone’s existence, one of the greatest memes on the Internet was the one with Olivia saying “Dudes be like can you cook. I be like, can you build a house?” The text was short but the context ran deep...

Black Man Talks About Self-Hate, Some Black Women Go Cray

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A few days ago, an anonymous black man published an honest self-critique titled “Confessions Of a Former Self Hating Black man who Used to Bash Black women on Social Media.”  In the piece, the author claims he published to answer the frequently asked question “Why...

Denver Mother Says Her Son Was A Victim Of Racial Profiling By Police For 11 Years While Walking To School

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The practice of police officers determining how to approach, handle or regard young Black men based on their skin color is one that has not let up despite clear-cut evidence that it’s a blatant civil rights violation on multiple levels. One mother from Denver, Colorado...