Renaming U.S. Army Bases Should Start with America’s Unrecognized Veterans

We remember and memorialize those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. One of the more permanent and public memorializations of our veterans is by naming military bases (aka posts and forts) after them. But what about all of the bases named after Confederate traitors? There are monuments to Confederate soldiers around the nation,…Renaming... Continue Reading →

Beyond Tulsa: The Historic Legacies and Overlooked Stories of America’s ‘Black Wall Streets’ — TIME

Between May 31 and June 1, 1921, as many as 300 people were killed in one of the deadliest race massacres in U.S. history. Riled up by rumors of a Black man raping a young white woman, a white mob burned down the Tulsa, Okla., neighborhood of Greenwood—a.k.a. “Black Wall Street,” the affluent commercial and…Beyond Tulsa:... Continue Reading →

Take a Look at the Official Aretha Franklin Biopic Movie RESPECT-Starring Jennifer Hudson as the Queen of Soul (5/28/2021) Courtesy of MGM Official YouTube Channel With the release of the official trailer for the upcoming biopic about the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin last week, it signals that the wait is soon to be over! The highly anticipated film will follow the life of Aretha Franklin throughout her unprecedented and unparalleled career.... Continue Reading →

Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements Book Review (2020)

Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements by Erica Lorraine Williams presents an eye-opening outlook on the idea of how tourism, culture, exploitation, and meeting touristic demands intersect and overlap a region’s historical reference. When heritage and cultural studies are discussed, the concepts of sexuality and the individuals that encompass that dynamic often are not presented in correlation... Continue Reading →

Howard University Renames College of Fine Arts For Chadwick Boseman

The late Chadwick Boseman captivated audiences with his work on the motion picture screen, portraying powerful figures such as James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, and Jackie Robinson and of course Marvel's Black Panther. But to all who knew him, he was a proud alumni of Howard University first, even taking part in protests against the school's…Howard... Continue Reading →

Watch TIME’s First-Ever ‘Uplifting AAPI Voices’ Summit Featuring Senator Mazie Hirono, Constance Wu, Prabal Gurung and More

In recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, TIME hosted its first-ever Uplifting AAPI Voices Summit on May 27, 2021. The virtual event, hosted by journalist Lisa Ling, featured conversations with leaders, activists, and artists that highlighted perspectives on identity, creativity, equity, and impact. “I know that our community has been beset by…Watch... Continue Reading →

Hidden Singles Edition 4: Songs that Should Have Been Released from the Code Red Album (5/27/2021) Hidden Singles Podcast Episode 1- 5/27/21 As promised I have uploaded a new Hidden Singles post! Check out my first podcast above featuring the Hidden Singles from the Code Red Album by R&B singer Monica. Previous posts will be also be available as podcasts in the near future! You can listen to the full... Continue Reading →

Netflix’s ‘Zero’ Cast Sat Down To Discuss Black Italian Representation In Media

Source: SOPA Images / Getty The cast of Netflix’s new series Zero recently sat down with Strong Black Lead for a segment entitled “Black Italian 101.” The actors speak about being second generation Italians, what it means to be invisible, representing the Black Italian community and a few of their inspirations. In this five minute…Netflix’s... Continue Reading →

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