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Does being Gay affect your...

Once upon a time there were songs like “Log-on I step on chichi-man” and “Rastaman don’t apologize...

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I am Not My Brother’s Keeper

A couple years ago, I was having a debate with a colleague of mine about slavery. It...

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Rise up ladies or bow down...

This past week I accompanied an intimate group of women and young girls, including my 12 year...

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Do you see a BlackStar rising?

He ripped-off her garment and raped her of her gold. He taught her what she did not...

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Debate: Belgian MP refuses to...

Belgium MP, LAURENT LOUIS, gave an impassioned speech about is opposition to supporting war efforts in Mali. In...

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Kellie Dantzler: Living a Life...

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” With this quote, Dr. Seuss echoes the...

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Indigo Thread Artist Spotlight...

Interview by Michelle Flowers “I am that I am,” is the mantra that begins the contemplative theatrical piece...

What if Obama wins? What if he loses?
What if Obama wins? What if he...

A recent survey conducted jointly by Quinnipiac University, CBS News, and the New York Times showed that...

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Blacks and the Olympics: Why do...

When watching highlights of the London 2012 Olympic Games, I was amused when I saw some table...

Big Bold and Beautiful
Beauty in Mauritania – A...

When we think of beautiful, desirable women, the western world associates these adjectives to thin, fit women...

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‘Female on Female...

  Imagine at the age of 10, your body begins to undergo weird changes. These things start to...

Kwame Nkrumah : Forward ever, backwards Never.
Ghana “We face neither East...

Today April 27th, 2012 marks the 40th year since the death of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame...

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“Did We Fail...

Did we fail Whitney?… now I know some will jolt back in disbelief that I would even...

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Remember me for “I will...

After hearing the death of Whitney Houston, I sat down to think? What should I write about...

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my Orijin | Bob Marley

Today February 6th 2012,marks the day the legendary Bob Marley was born. An Icon born in 1945...

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Happy Independence Day to the...

As one of the most diverse and most developed and economically robust nations in Africa, Kenya has...

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Island Girls are Crazy! Ask...

Earlier this summer I took a trip to New York and had a chance encounter with a...

Cuban Vocalist Xiomara Alfaro
The Lark of Music: Cuban

As the winter temperatures drop in the northern hemisphere, it helps to listen to the hot Cuban...

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