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Constructive Feedback University - This Is Why I Am Not A Black American POLITICAL Conservative - They Are No Different Than Their Black Progressive Fundamentalist Friends

Like it or not, MY UNDERSTANDING is changing and becoming more focused.IF YOU TALK TO ME ABOUT "BLACK HISTORY" from the stand point of OPPRESSION - you had better be ready for me to fire back at you asking: "Why are you talking to me...Show More Summary

Filmmaker’s Quirky Love Story Takes on Affairs of the Heart and Mind

Editor’s note: This short-film series is a collaboration between The Root and El Rey Network to support, elevate and promote African-American filmmakers via on-air, digital and editorial platforms. These talented filmmakers represent the front line in improving diversity of participation and cultural representation in entertainment. Show More Summary

OUTSIDE OF THE COLONIZER'S BOXCAR: Credit To The BBC's African Economic Coverage. While Black Americans Are Always Given POLITICAL Propaganda Posing As Informed Economic Policy, This Report On Nigeria Shows OWNERSHIP And ACCOUNTABILITY Directed Toward Go

AFTER CONSUMING CERTAIN MEDIA THIS WEEK AND LISTENING TO THE PROPAGANDA OF THE COLONIZER'S FIELD AGENTS STRINGING ALONG BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA I HAVE CONCLUDED: My hopes to see a BLACK FACE on the TV or Movie Screen WILL NEVER supersede my core principles for THE TRUTH and support for ORGANIC COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT among my interest group. Show More Summary

#TheSpin: Beyonce's #Lemonade + Harriett's $20 + the Death of a Purple Prince

On this episode of #TheSpin host Esther Armah talks with Professor Blair LM Kelley and DJ Scholar Lynnee Denise about Beyonce's #Lemonade, the proposed $20 Bill bearing Harriet Tubman's image and the sudden death of Prince Rogers Nelson.

Visually Speaking: Deborah Willis on Framing Beauty in African-American Visual Culture

'An exploration led by professor Cheryl Finley on the impact that Dr. Deborah Willis has had on Black photography and visual archival studies.' -- +Schomburg Center

Mixing #Lemonade--James Blake: "Wilhelm Scream"

Sonics and Visual for "The Wilhelm Scream" from #Lemonade Collaborator James Blake.

Mixing #Lemonade--Khalil Joseph: "Until The Quiet Comes" + Flying Lotus

A Short Film for Flying Lotus's "Until the Quiet Comes" from director and #Lemonade Collaborator Khalil Joseph.

Drake’s Views Is More of the Same, but Colder and More Joyless. Kind of Like the 2016 Cleveland Cavaliers

Has Drake fallen off? I’ve had a hunch that this was happening for a little over a year now, but the pop-culture whirlwind of Meek Mill and “Hotline Bling” threw me off the case. The truth was buried beneath a shower of memes and GIFs. Somehow, the stench of tepid-hotdog-water bars found their way into this detective’s nose.

Asian Americans to Outnumber African Americans by 2065: Report

"PSST! Don’t tell anyone, but the number of Asian Americans will surpass African Americans by the middle of this century," Ed Diokno wrote Tuesday for AsAmNews. "A recent report from Pew Research Center, 10 Demographic Trends Shaping the U.S., glossed over this hugely significant shift. Show More Summary

Joy Reid Gets Melissa Harris-Perry’s Time Slot on MSNBC 

Joy Reid will officially take over the time slot left behind by Melissa Harris-Perry, hosting a new program that will air from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on Saturday and Sunday, Adweek reports.

Bigger Than Incarceration: Angela Davis Talks Mass Criminalization, Mental Health and the War on Drugs

Earlier this month, Angela Davis, iconic scholar, author and political activist, joined a public conversation organized by the Drug Policy Alliance to discuss drug policy and criminal-justice discrimination in the United States, both issues of critical importance to African-American and Latino communities.

Mark Anthony Neal on #Lemonade: The Salon Interview

Salon's Scott Timberg speaks to African American Studies scholar Mark Anthony Neal about #Lemonade, R&B, celebrity, and Bey's take on masculinity. When we see the scene in the forgiveness portion of the film, which is “Sandcastles” on...Show More Summary

Diaspora Hypertext: Queen Ya Ya of the Washitaw Nation is The Mardi Gras Indian Of #Lemonade

Queen Ya Ya of the Washitaw Nation is The Mardi Gras Indian Of #Lemonade by JMJAfrx | Diaspora Hypertext Thank you to Cherice Harrison-Nelson, Big Queen of the Guardians of the Flame Maroon Society (@queenreesie on Twitter), for identifying Queen Ya Ya and giving me permission to share that id. Show More Summary

AFRO BRASIL: A Conversation About Shared Struggles

I moved to Brazil a little over a year ago, but it didn't take long for me to see that Afro-Brazilians face many of the same issues of racism and injustice as African Americans. After listening to their experiences on race and identity, I decided to film their stories and share with the site, Seven Scribes. Show More Summary

'Daughters Of The Dust,' Film Inspiration For Beyonce's 'Lemonade,' Returning To Theaters

Julie Dash's seminal 1991 film "Daughters of the Dust" will be getting a theatrical rerelease, with a new restoration. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

11 Thoughts That Ran Through My Mind While Watching the Roots Remake With a Random White Woman Sitting Next to Me

Last week, I was invited to a screening at the Tribeca Film Festival of the first episode of the Rootsremake, set to premiere on the History Channel on Memorial Day. During the screening, which took place at the School of Visual Arts Theatre, a random white woman sat in the seat right next to me while dozens of other seats were available. Show More Summary

5 Things From Beyoncé’s Lemonade You Shouldn’t Try at Home

Beyoncé is our reigning pop queen. And considering the success of Lemonade, the visual album that aired on HBO, it's a given that her wardrobe, her hair and makeup, and her imagery will be studied and imitated for the rest of the year. There is nothing wrong with this. Well, there's nothing wrong with most of it.

Va. Father Charged With Domestic Assault, Battery After Posting Video of Himself Boxing With Son as Discipline

A Virginia father has turned himself in to Prince William County, Va., police after disturbing video was posted to Facebook showing him boxing with his son for “discipline” and leaving the 17-year-old bloodied, Fox 5 DC reports.

Va. Man Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter After Leaving 2-Year-Old in Hot Car

A Virginia man is facing multiple charges after a 2-year-old died after being left in a hot car, the New York Daily News reports.

How Black Girls Vote Is Getting Young Voters To The Poll

Black Girls Vote was out in full force leading up to Maryland's primary race on Tuesday with the goal of educating and engaging more black voters in the state. HuffPost's Alyona Minkovski spoke with Ebonee Nelson, the organization'sShow More Summary

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