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…

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…

Why More Black People Should Be Blood Donors

Though millions of people worldwide suffer from Sickle Cell Disease, the general public is still very uninformed about its impact. It’s estimated that about 300,000 children are born with the disease each year. (Source NPR) According to the CDC, “SCD is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. Healthy red blood cells are round,…

Watch "The Tale of Four" Gabourey Sidibe's New Short Film

Gabourey Sidibe makes her directorial debut with ‘Four Women’ a film based on the song by Nina Simone. The short film follows four women that are facing life’s crossroads. The women ultimately embrace their truths and work towards healing. Read the film’s description below as published by Refinery29: “Inspired by Nina Simone’s ‘Four Women,’ Gabourey…

Starting a New Chapter: The Birth of Our Legaci Press

I started this blog in 2009 with one intention – write about issues pertaining to people of African descent from a place of love. It’s been a long time since my very first blog post and I’m happy to say that along this journey over 2 million people have read the articles on Our Legaci.…

10 Black-Owned Businesses That Will Bring You Joy

I’m a huge advocate of Black-owned businesses for a number of reasons. Because I’m Black and I want to see other Black people succeed. The success of Black entrepreneurs is interconnected to the overall success and upward mobility of our local communities. Because many Black-owned businesses fulfill needs that mainstream society usually avoids, doesn’t care…

15 Thought Provoking Quotes From the Founder of Black History Month

Black History Month is a yearly celebration of Black cultural and historical achievements founded by scholar Dr. Carter G. Woodson. It originated as Black History Week and was later expanded to include the full month of February. Carter G. Woodson is also the author of, The Mis-education of the Negro, which takes a daring look…