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So… Why aren’t we talking about Dee Rees?

Highly acclaimed movie director and Florida A&M University graduate Dee Rees is an absolute beast in the film industry. Not only has she independently created films that have received recognition in high places, but she is the first black woman to receive an Oscar nomination for the Best Adapted Screenplay […]

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I am pro-Black, but I don’t support Cosby

Now that we’ve established our dedication to supporting Black people, Black businesses and Black excellence, where do we draw the line with our support? No, I’m not talking about not supporting a Black businesses because of bad customer service. I’m talking about not supporting Black public figures who have committed […]

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Black creatives deserve their credit

Black creatives have been robbed of their gifts, talents, and blessings since the beginning of time. Everything you see today has stemmed from black creatives, but it is reduced and shown to the world in a “watered-down”, stale, or overindulged version. Non-black people love to try to ‘command + C’ […]

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The 2020 Census is crucial for Black communities

The 2020 Presidential election has most of the nation’s attention. But the 2020 Census shouldn’t be forgotten, especially for minority communities who are often under-represented. According to The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights, more than 800,000 African Americans were under counted in the 2010 Census. There are certain […]

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Sanders has the best plan for HBCUs

In an effort to amass support from young African Americans, Democratic contenders for the U.S. presidential nomination have announced plans to support historic black colleges and universities. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 36% of voters age18-29 voted in the 2018 midterm election, which was the largest turnout in many […]

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The Harriet Tubman VISA adds to her warped legacy

OneUnited Bank announced the release of its limited-edition Harriet Tubman Visa, Debit Card in celebration of Black History Month via Twitter on Feb. 13. In a link that accompanied the viral post, the black-owned and operated trust company states that the premiere of the card is not only to honor […]