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Veterans Day Spotlight: Shoshana Johnson, First Black Female Prisoner of War

Veterans Day is a good way to recognize the sacrifices that were made by ordinary citizens who made the choice to risk their lives on behalf of their country. It ...

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Kameelah Janan Rasheed: 5 Must-Read Interviews With Young Black Writers

You could probably call Photographer and Artist Kameelah Janan Rasheed the bohemian Black Barbara Walters. In Rasheed’s conversations with creatives, especially Black creatives, her incisive questions often result in incredibly ...

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5 Tumblrs For Black Women Who Love Books

Part of the appeal of Tumblr is that it’s a place where you can find hilarious memes and be immersed in Black art and literature in equal measure. And in ...

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7 Quotes That Will Make You Fall In Love With Junot Diaz’s Mind

Dominican-American writer Junot Diaz isn’t just a MacArthur ‘genius grant’ and Pulitzer prize winner, he’s a wickedly smart public thinker who just gets it. From his public commentary about “decolonial ...

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Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist Essays, Issa Rae's Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl & More Must-Read Memoirs

Memoirs have quickly become all the rage with celebrities like 30 Rock star Tina Fey, Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amburos and Girls’ creator Lena Dunham each penning collections of personal ...

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‘Project Row Houses’ Highlights African-American Culture, History and Art in Houston’s Third Ward

In communities across America, shotgun houses are often regarded as eyesores or threats to property values, automatically relegated to condemnation and in some cases, slowly edged out by gentrification. But ...

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5 Tumblrs For Black Women Who Love Books

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Part of the appeal of Tumblr is that it’s a place where you can find hilarious memes and be immersed in Black art and literature in equal measure. And in a world where books and literary culture are still dominated by white male writers, spaces...

A Father Recreated Classic Album Covers Using His Sons

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  In a few days, it’ll be the 20th anniversary of Nas’ “Illmatic” release. Not only is the album a classic, but the cover is as well.  When you think of music, back in the day, the covers of CDs and albums were given a...

We Love: Etiquette for a Lady

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There are tons of Tumblrs with quirky sayings that grab our attention, but Etiquette for a Lady is one site that stands on its own. The simplistically styled Tumblr features a variety of quotes and “rules” for women that have been submitted by readers. They include comments...

Tumblr Roasts White Paula Deen Sympathizers

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There's a certain group of people who are pissed off with the Food Network and they've taken to their Facebook page to air their grievances. After the Food Network announced it was not renewing Paula Deen's contract, not everyone was singing praises.

White Whine Tumblr Collects People’s ‘First World Problems,’ But Is It Funny?

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Have you ever heard someone complain about their “problems,” only to think they were being completely ridiculous? Enter the archival Tumblr, White Whine , which culls together a sometimes hilarious, oft times ironic list of “first world problems.” The site, which boasts over 20,000 fans,...