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On Afrika Bambaataa, Bill Cosby & The Men Who Support Sexual Abuse

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Last Sunday, Afrika Bambaataa was accused of sexual abuse by Ronald Savage in an interview published by The Daily News. Savage, a former music executive and author, alleged that Bambaataa fondled him and forced him to perform sexual acts on other members of the Zulu...

Hilarious White ‘Savior Barbie’ Parodies Volunteer Selfies In Africa

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Orphans take the BEST pictures! So. Cute. #whatsyournameagain #orphans #wheredemorphansat #kingdomcome #blackbabiesarethecutest #strangers2secondsago #attachmentproblemsarentcute #notazoo A photo posted by Barbie Savior (@barbiesavior) on Mar 29, 2016 at 9:02am PDT I learned so much about Africa from pop culture before ever setting foot on this precious...

Open Thread: Should Black Business Owners Hide Their Race?

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In a recent Chicago Times article, several black business owners discussed the fact that they hid their race in order for their business to survive. Take for example, Duane Draughon who owned a patio-installation business. His website had no photos, personal information, or anything to indicate...

NBCBlk Publishes Open Letter to ‘Ciara & Other Women Holding Grudges,’ But Where Is Future’s Letter?

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The contentious relationship between Ciara and her ex-fiancé Future reached a new level recently after the Goodies singer threw a little shade at him during the Billboard Music Awards. While Ciara has kept it cute and has mostly kept their beef private, she skipped over his name as she...

This New Book on Black Ballerinas Is Everything

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In 2013, TaKiyah Wallace started Brown Girls Do Ballet as a photography project aimed at highlighting women of color in the dance world. As a mom of a tiny dancer and a fan of the art form herself, Wallace was aware of the lack of coverage dancers...

BuzzFeed Tried It (and Failed) with ’27 Questions Black People Have For Black People’

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Perhaps by now you’ve seen BuzzFeed’s latest viral video, “27 Questions Black People Have for Black People,” but if you haven’t, take a look. The video features several Black folk asking questions like: Why is it so hard to be on time? Why are we...