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Bessie Coleman

Black Imprints: Bessie Coleman Was The First Black Female To Earn A Pilot’s License

If the name Bessie Coleman does not ring a bell, she was the first black woman to earn a pilot’s license in 1922. Coleman was born on January 26, 1892 in Atlanta, Texas. She was of Native American and African American descent and one of 13 children. Her parents were sharecroppers and the children all…

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Black Imprints: Jo Ann Robinson Is A Hero Who Is Often Overlooked For Her Involvement In Organizing The Montgomery Bus Boycott

We rarely hear about the crucial role that Jo Ann Robinson played in the bus boycott. Often times, her story is overlooked as her role played out in the background. When we think about the Montgomery bus boycott that lasted from 1955-1956, the first name that comes to mind is Rosa Parks who was arrested for refusing to…

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Black Imprints: A Look At The First Comic Books By A Black Author

Comics have always been inclusive when it comes to implementing people of color into the story line. Of all the various media forms, comics were some of the early adaptors who made room for Black characters. We have celebrated many moments of inclusion in recent years, but before there were ever a RiRi Williams , Storm…

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Chance The Rapper Debuts Earnest “Same Drugs” Visual

Chance the Rapper is in a league of his own and this fact isn’t up for debate. It is hard to predict what he will do next and we can’t help but love that about him. He’s never afraid to take risks and speak his truth. The Chicago-hailing rapper used the Facebook live platform to…

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Lorine Chia

Watch Lorine Chia’s Animated Visual for “Feeling Groovy”

Cameroonian singer Lorine Chia quickly learns that on your way to success, the roads are not always evenly paved. From her latest release Introduction To Sweet Noise, Lorine Chia presents her new single “Feeling Groovy” (produced by longtime collaborator Givtyd). Chaz Bottoms who helped bring the animated video to life, walks us through her journey while highlighting the hardships she…

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Nas’ Bio-Series ‘Street Dreams’ Is Headed To BET

After nearly three years of planning, Nas’ Street Dreams autobiographical TV drama series will finally be coming to fruition. BET shared Tuesday that the network will move forward with the series with The Wackness director Jonathan Levine slated to write and direct the pilot episode. As of recently, the network saw much success after releasing…

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Happy Birthday To Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis

On this day in 1944, Civil Rights activist Angela Davis was born. She came into the world determined to change unjust laws and advocate for the voices that are so often silenced due to discrimination, racism and sexism. At 73 years old, she continues to stand firm in her beliefs. Today, we celebrate her life…

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Kimberly Steward

Kimberly Steward’s ‘Manchester By the Sea’ Brings In Six Oscar Nominations

Besides Oprah Winfrey, Kimberly Steward is the second Black female producer to have her film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Though she is an industry newcomer, Steward is making her presence felt bringing in six nominations in total. Recognized for her work on Manchester By the Sea, Steward shared with The Huffington…

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Kelela Will Be Joining The xx On Their European Tour

Kelela will be hopping on tour with The xx for their European tour, which is scheduled to kick off in Stockholm, Sweden on February 8. The xx tour will be promoting their album I See You which peaked at No.2 on the Billboard 200 chart in its first week. Back in 2015, Kelela released her Hallucinogen EP along…

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An Inside Look At Never-Before-Seen Personal Photographs Of Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks at a beauty salon in Miami, 1986. (Rosa Parks Papers/Library of Congress) Civil Rights activist Rosa Parks led a very public life after she refused to surrender that seat on a bus to a white passenger in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Her stance and bravery later sparked a citywide boycott and led to…

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Chance The Rapper, Frank Ocean and More to Headline 2017 Sasquatch Music Festival

Chance the Rapper and Frank Ocean are gearing up to take center stage at the 2017 Sasquatch Music Festival. 2017 festival-goers will be seeing a lot of Chance and Frank given the two have already locked in several dates across the U.S. and the UK respectively. This year’s Sasquatch will also feature Mac Miller, Big Freedia, Moses…

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Women Of Color To Contribute To A Solange Inspired Course Syllabus

Our boss lady Solange Knowles continues to empower women to rejoice in their skin. Her third studio album A Seat At The Table has not only provided impeccable music but inspired a shift in the way women of color practice self-love. Women between the ages of 16-30 are now being asked to share their stories…

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