Dear Black People Going To See Black Panther

Negative Nancys are out here trying to shame folks for being excited about the film Black Panther. Well, I’m here to say this loudly: It’s fine to wear African clothing, dance, relax and have fun. All of this is perfectly normal and human. Furthermore, it’s beautiful to see all of this melanin on my timeline…

This Interview With Toni Morrison Never Gets Old

In this old interview with Charlie Rose, Toni Morrison responds to a past question about if/when she will stop writing novels centered around race. She then responds with a bold answer about centering Blackness. Morrison explains that African writers, like Chinua Achebe, helped her to see the perimeters of writing without being consumed by the…

Sam’s Club Disaster Proves We Need More Black Owned Businesses

With absolutely no warning given, more than 10,000 people went to work on January 11th only to find, “We’re closed” signs on the windows. That morning, Walmart suddenly decided to permanently close 26 Sam’s Clubs across America. And they’re closing a total of 63 overall. On the cusp of huge tax cuts granted by the…

Keep Thanking Black Women But Show Us The Money

Following the big win of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race, one thing has become increasingly undeniable. Black women voters are a force to reckoned with. Black women are the most dedicated Democratic voting bloc in America. Yet, Black women are woefully underrepresented in political offices. There are currently 535 members of congress –…

NewsOne Now Hosted by Roland Martin Has Been Canceled, Now What?

On Wednesday, December 7th, TV One announced that NewsOne Now is set to be canceled due to budget cuts. NewsOne Now is a morning news show hosted by journalist and political commentator, Roland Martin. It was one of the only television shows on air that specifically talked about current affairs from the lens of the…

Call for Writers: STORIES OF THE BLACK MULTIPLE BIRTH EXPERIENCE

Our Legaci Press is accepting queries for our upcoming anthology, Mama Twins: Stories of the Black Multiple Birth Experience. About: We’re looking for personal essays about your experience as a Black mother of twins and larger sets of multiples. Word length: 3000-5000 words per story. Contributor payment: Contributors will receive a $150 payment and two author copies of the…

Get Out: The Hilarity of Black Pain

Get Out, the movie thriller that both horrified and effectively unveiled several layers of racialized oppression, is apparently a “comedy.” This is according to the good people at the Golden Globes, leaving many viewers like myself baffled. Get Out focused on a secret group of white body-snatchers that kidnaps young Black people to take over their…