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Family Love, Lost & Found: Our New Cousin Audrey

I recently discovered my genetic “roots” using the AncestryDNA kit and I blogged about the process and the results here. I don’t know how much that information will mean to me at any point in life, but it was a great experience and I’m glad I did it. I recommend it to anyone with the same burning curiosity as I had about...
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“What Would You Do?” – The Angry Black Woman Edition

So, there’s this video floating around my social media streams from the popular TV Show “What Would You Do?” This show sets up scenarios to see how regular everyday folks react to scenarios in which you would be called to help, protect or speak up for someone in need. Usually, that someone is from a marginalized group. I’ve seen clips from the...
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Reunion

When I was in high school some 20-plus years ago, I was in the Upward Bound program at Howard University. This program had us going to school every Saturday during the school year and living on campus for six weeks each summer, so my participation in Upward Bound was compulsory thanks to my parents. I mean, what teenager want so go to...
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From Candy Apple to Brick: Black Girls CAN Wear Red Lips!

  So, this whole “Red Lipstick For Black Girls” has been an issue for me for a little while. OK, for a long while. Mainly because wearing red lipstick is allegedly yet another thing that Black Girls aren’t supposed to do. A few weeks ago, I asked around the Internet to see what other people knew about the racial & gender-based sin...
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Classic Black Cinema: Claudine

Anybody that knows me or follows me on Twitter/Facebook/Tumblr, etc. knows that my most favorite movie ever is Claudine, starring Diahann Carroll and James Earl Jones.   The movie was written by the late Lester & Tina Pine, and directed by John Barry. Claudine was released by 20th Century Fox in April 1974. I consider it to be a classic and the predecessor...
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The Matriarchal Legacy of The Black Woman’s Righteous Anger

Stop acting like we don’t have a right to this collective anger. Anybody with a brain that thinks and eyes that see and nose that knows KNOWS that we have a right to this anger. The “Angry Black Woman” is angry for a multitude of reasons. We’ve been America’s favorite Whipping Girl since the first African woman set her foot in Virginia...
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“Beauty In Diversity”: Something’s Missing

The [black] [woman] Internet is all a’buzz over the new Carol’s Daughter ad campaign “Beauty In Diversity”: “Amidst of working on new albums, singers Solange Knowles and Cassie team up with Victoria’s Secret model, Selita Ebanks to become the faces of the new Carol’s Daughter multiracial campaign. The beauties can be seen gracing the cover of WWD Style magazine above the caption:...
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