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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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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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Issa Rae, Roxanne Gay & More Host ‘Historically Black’ Podcast

Issa Rae, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton of Another Round, Roxanne Gay and more have joined forces to host the Historically Black¬†podcast which shares material worth revisiting in 2017. Naturally, these phenomenal women have had their hands in many pots last year and as usual, the final product is always something to admire. Historically Black…

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Rampant Racism Couldn’t Stop Bessie Stringfield

Bessie Stringfield‘s inspiring story is one of resilience and perseverance. Her ability to recognize what brought her the most joy very early on in life is truly what sets her apart. When Stringfield was 19, she became the first African-American woman to ride a motorcycle across the United States. She embarked on this journey solo…

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Get A First Look Into Nate Parker’s Nat Turner Biopic ‘The Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker has been working on developing a film on rebellion leader Nat Turner for years. In fact, he’d worked on just the script alone for around 8 years. Finally, around last year, Parker’s dreams started to become a sure reality. He received funding, assembled an impressive cast of Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King, and…

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