Category: Culture

Kehinde Wiley’s Times Square Monument: That’s No Robert E. Lee

October 8, 2021
The sculpture, of an African-American man in streetwear and mounted on a horse, was unveiled Friday and will eventually move to Richmond, Va., home to a number of Confederate memorials.ImageThe sculpture, called “Rumors of War,” is Kehinde Wiley’s first work of public art and his first major piece since his portrait of President Obama.CreditCreditRachel Papo…

People Are Freaking Out Over The Truth The brand new Iron Man Might be A 15-Year-Old Black Woman

September 15, 2019
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Shuri From “Black Panther” Is At last Getting The Consideration She Deserves With Her Personal Comic E book

September 15, 2019
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Barak Obama Mic Drop Out

September 15, 2019
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Soul Train Classic

September 15, 2019
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Music Choice Love and Hip Hop Cardi

September 15, 2019
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Culture Think Hhmm

September 15, 2019
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See hip-hop evolve through photos at the African American History and Culture Museum

September 9, 2018
Public Enemy in 1987 by Jack Mitchell. (Image courtesy Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture) In the late 1970s, hip-hop burst onto the scene in the Bronx in a cultural explosion of rapping, breakdancing and beatboxing, but it didn’t happen in a vacuum. Hip-hop built on traditions developed over decades by African-American

Jesse Williams Speech 2016 BET Awards

July 4, 2016
Jesse Williams  Speaks on Police Brutality 2016 BET Awards Grey’s Anatomy actor and social activist Jesse Williams prophetically addressed America during his awards speech at the 16th annual BET Awards on June 26, at the Microsoft Theatre at L.A. Live. Presented with the Humanitarian Award by BET Chairman/CEO Debra Lee, Williams used the stage to

The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence’s Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, Panthers, Hendrix, Marley, Rappers and Linked Ethnic Leftists

November 2, 2015
The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders: U.S. Intelligence's Murderous Targeting of Tupac, MLK, Malcolm, Panthers, Hendrix, Marley, Rappers and Linked Ethnic Leftists [John Potash, Fred Hampton Jr., Pam Africa, Mumia Abu-Jamal] on . *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The FBI War on Tupac Shakur and Black Leaders contains a wealth of names,

The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture)

November 2, 2015
The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) (9780807855980): James Smethurst: Books

The Greatest Michael Jackson Music Videos

March 23, 2015
   Michael Jackson – King of Pop and Music Videos Michael Jackson was not only a music legend, he transformed the music industry with his style of elaborately produced music videos. While music videos are everywhere now, it was Michael Jackson who pioneered what many artists and music fans now take for granted. Michael Jackson's

Black History Facts You May Not Know

January 31, 2015
Take a look at some of these black history facts. Send us your own. Maybe you just haven’t had time to learn them. February is the shortest month, after all. 1. It’s a sure bet you know about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. View this image › By Minnesota Historical Society [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (creativecommons.org)], via Wikimedia

Remembering DJ E-Z Rock – "It takes Two"

January 19, 2015
On April 27, 2014, the legendary DJ E-Z Rock died:     “According to a Facebook post from longtime partner MC Rob Base, DJ E-Z Rock died on Sunday April 27, 2014. While no official cause of death was revealed at that time, On April 27, 2014 Biz Markie announced on Twitter that DJ E-Z Rock had died

The Afro Hair Do – Then, and Now

January 15, 2015
Afro Blowout Justine Zwiebel/BuzzFeed, Eduardo Munoz / Reuters (de Blasio), Gallo Images / Rex (Jackson), Everett Collection (Grier), Lee Lockwood/Time Life Pictures / Getty Images (Newton), Hulton Archive / Getty Images (Davis), Everett Collection (Roundtree) Dante de Blasio’s Afro undoubtedly helped boost interest in the New York mayoral candidacy of his father, Bill de Blasio,

They Came Before Columbus

January 10, 2015
  They Came Before Columbus There is a solid body of historical evidence which calls into question much of the history we have been taught in school. For one, the story of the discovery of America and the so-called New World by Christopher Columbus is just that, a story. They Came Before Columbus and other

Blind Tom, Slave Turned Civil War-Era Pop Star

January 4, 2015
Thomas “Blind Tom” Wiggins (May 25, 1849 – June 14, 1908) was an African- American musical prodigy on the piano. He had numerous original compositions  …  Blind Tom – an African- American Musical Prodigy  Several years ago I encountered the story of Thomas Greene Wiggins in the pages of Oliver Sacks’ wonderful study of unusual

African American Artists: from history to art

January 4, 2015
black artists during the civil rights and liberation movements.

Black Musicians In Rock n Roll You Should Know

January 3, 2015
Chill out and rock out with these  Black  Rock n Roll musicians. 1. Ma Rainey Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=S8EB78QYrCM. Via YouTube Future Influences: Bessie Smith (who was her pupil), Janis Joplin 2. Bessie Smith Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=go6TiLIeVZA. Via YouTube Future Influences: Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin 3. Sister Rosetta Tharpe Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=JeaBNAXfHfQ. Via

Folk Medicine Use Among The Gullah: Bridging The Gap Between Folk Medicine And Westernized Medicine

October 4, 2014
By Tiara S. Banks This study examined the practice of folk medicine among a group of African Americans living on the coast of the Sea Islands, the Gullah/Geechee. The Gullah/Geechee are descendants of enslaved Africans, transported from Western and West-Central Africa, who have preserved their African influenced culture consisting of language, food ways, rituals, and

W E B Dubois Souls of Black Folks and the Harlem Renaissance

June 3, 2014
W E B Dubois – Souls of Black Folks Questions and Answers What is the purpose of W.E.B Du Bois The Souls of Black Folks book?Im reading this book, but is quite hard to understand. What is the purpose of this author? What is he trying to let us understand? Thank you much! Please don’t