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IMG 1: Detail – Blaze 1. Andrew Moore. Flickr. CCBYSA 2.0. IMG 2: Make America Fly Again. Silvercloud. Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0. IMG 3: In Power. Silvercloud. Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0 IMG 4: Aja. Trans Quality of Life Series. Gioncarlo Valentine. All Rights Reserved. IMG 5: Freedom. Thai Ho. Flickr. CCBY SA 2.0 IMG 6: Will Mumu Silva. Bloco Afro Sol. Flickr. CCBY 2.0 IMG 7: Jim Killock. Canary Wharf clock. Flickr. CCBY SA 2.0 IMG 8: new 1lluminati. Now. Flickr. CCBY 2.0 IMG 9: Volkmar Becher. “Geometrischer Blick”. Flickr. CC Y SA 2.0 IMG 10: U.S Hero or U.S Terroist. Johnny Silvercloud. Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0 IMG 11: Black Cowboy. Camara Clayton. All rights reserved.

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TEARS: An Interview with Michael Eric Dyson

In January 2017 on the heels of honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr and days before one of the nation's most provocative demagogue replaces America's first Black President, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson released the highly anticipated book, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America. This book, which D... Read More...

Who is Matamba and Why You Need to Know His Name?

If you haven’t heard the name Matamba yet, you soon will. Matamba is a Bolivian roots reggae and hard rock artist (he performs and creates music in both genres), who in the last few years has become a household name in Bolivia and will be the first Bolivian artist to “break” onto the international s... Read More...

TRANS QUALITY OF LIFE

Photography to me has always been about resistance. When fashion photography was my focus it was an attempt to highlight Black models and models of color as not only indispensable to the fashion industry, but as the creative genesis for fashion. With the work that I'm focusing on now, it's an attemp... Read More...

MAN OR MYTH: Black Cowboy Festival

When we think about cowboys, images of the Wild West are prominent. White men on horses spending their time at saloons, getting into shootouts, catching bandits, saving a damsel in distress, and then riding off into the sunset. The only thing that is accurate about that image is the horse. There wer... Read More...

New Bedford, Massachusetts: The 11th Island

I still remember ­the first time that I heard the words "Cape Verdean." It was 1994 and my sister was a sophomore at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I was traveling to Boston to visit her and to tour a few colleges in the area. She wanted to introduce me to her boyfriend at the time (now husb... Read More...

The Perfect Circle: Gullah/Geechee Nation’s Divine Secret

There is a place where descendants of African slaves and indigenous Americans live in cooperative rural communities inextricably linked by the bond of language, ancestry and their human right to self-determination. The Gullah/Geechee Nation exists between Jacksonville, NC, and Jacksonville, FL. It h... Read More...

GLOBAL BLACK BUSINESS: Heritage Link Brands

“I deeply care how black people worldwide are perceived. What I want people to know about me and our brand is that we work diligently to contradict the negative narrative.  That’s why I do what I do. Why I have the partner I do.  Why my children have the names they have. It truly is a matter of bl... Read More...

BORN IN ME: DNA, Tourism, & The Black Traveler

"All I ever knew was that I was from Milwaukee, but recently I took a DNA test and discovered that my recent ancestors are from Ghana and Nigeria. It changed everything for me. It helped me know that my history did not begin with being adopted. It did not begin with slavery. It's part of why I wea... Read More...

EX-FILES: HU JOHN

FACES OF EXPATRIATION – CHINA A Newark, NJ native and first born Trinidadian American, Hu John grew up in various parts of the United States. He went to High School in Pennsylvania and attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio and resided in Santa Monica just before relocating to ... Read More...