Without question, we still have much work before as a nation and as a society to bring about equitable opportunities for all citizens to realize their full potential. But this week, Tubman's words echoed in my head as I sat in that Boston park, erected to honor her legacy of courage and steadfastness
Black History Month 2016 swept me past my generation and my personal memories, past Obama, MLK, Rosa Parks and straight back to the dawn of the African American experience: Slavery. The idea of it has remained on my mind, owed largely to the harlem is...DOWNTOWN exhibit
Can I take a minute and tell you about the lip-smacking loveliness that comes with being a Black woman?
I showed the viral Unequal Opportunity Race video to students at a Virginia high school for Black History Month. I will not now, nor will I ever, apologize for showing the important project. In fact, it should be viewed on repeat in high schools and colleges across the country.
As the #BlackLivesMatter movement seeks to correct injustices that should have long been consigned to history, we need to recognize that true Black liberation in America will lead to liberation everywhere.
Hopefully, our political discourse will bend to the exquisiteness of the phrase 'We the people.' Hopefully, we can quiet those who want to exploit the fears of people whose folks didn't arrive here in chains and show more respect for those whose ancestors did.
Since this system was not set up for women of color to naturally have our support laid out for us to ascend to greatness, we have to ask. We have to be raw. We have to expose the wounds and ask others for the salve to repair ourselves.
Now that our school PA systems' are no longer spewing out stale black facts during morning announcements and history teachers are done glossing over the minuscule civil rights unit of their obsolete textbooks, it is time to finally ask ourselves this lingering question: what happens once black history month is over?
The Harvard Gazette has released a series of articles on inequality in America. They describe Harvard University scholars’ efforts across a range of disciplines to identify and understand this nation-defining and dividing concern and possible solutions.
What President Obama is enduring is the same that has been endured by African Americans since the advent of this nation. Obama is being told to know his place.
Black Twitter, this is to you. All of the creators, writers, advocators, entertainers, bloggers, millennials, reporters, POC, contributors, gif makers, photoshop masterminds, to all of you I say thank you. You created a movement that is far from being over, and I am forever grateful.
This just in. The Civil War is over! Done. Finished. The whole thing was settled at Appomattox Court House in 1865. On that day, the Union was prese...
The Oscars were mostly predictable with few big surprises and Best Picture winner and major contender Spotlight winning only two awards, the first time since 1952's The Greatest Show on Earth.
There has long been a concern for the lives and future of Black people, but recently Black Lives Matter has been successful in leveraging the issue to mainstream media and prioritizing accountability.
There is an art to loving life and that love of life produces art from the heart that creates new worlds! Jerome W. Jones, Jr. - Artist ...
Agitation plus inspiration means that I keep showing up where I am one of only a few people of color or the only person of color. It also means that when I do show up I have to do so with a delicate balance of force and grace. I can't just be agitated, I must be inspired to do more, say more and act more on behalf of myself and others like me.