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Star Was Asked to ‘Turn Down’ Blackness on ‘Boy Meets World’

McGee recalled how she was asked by the showrunner to “just turn down the Telma Hopkins about eight notches.”

9/19/2022 7:15:00 AM


Q&A: Author Boyah J. Farah reflects on being Black in America

In his memoir, America Made Me a Black Man, Farah tells of what American blackness has meant to him, from his childhood in Somalia to his adolescence in the Northeast — to his return to Somalia.

9/16/2022 10:40:00 PM


No Safe Space for Black Women Globally: Brittney Griner & Russia’s Anti-Blackness & Anti-American…

Had Brittney been a “blondie”, would the United States have acted sooner to rescue her? MsReads via mcclaurintweets

8/28/2022 2:05:00 AM


This Black-Owned Brand Redefines High End Jewelry

Creating luxury jewelry takes art and craftsmanship. Black-owned brand KHIRY — known for its representational take of Blackness and storytelling within their pieces — knows a thing or two about both.

8/16/2022 11:25:00 PM


Brotherhood and Anti-Blackness in College Football

As another college football season begins, an anthropologist explores how Black athletes navigate racism by caring for one another on and off the gridiron.

7/20/2022 10:25:00 PM


Confronting Anti-Blackness in “Colorblind” Cuba

From the Archives: In the 1960s, Fidel Castro’s government claimed to have eradicated racism in Cuba. An anthropologist explores how racial hierarchies persist despite these official narratives, significantly limiting opportunities for Afro-Cubans.

7/20/2022 6:30:00 PM


New Memoir Highlights Bronzeville’s Rich History and Culture

This coming of age story gives readers a look into the civil rights movement in Chicago and an era when Black culture and excellence were on the rise. BlackVoicesWTTW

7/18/2022 10:25:00 PM


Hubble captures a glittering, glorious globular cluster | Digital Trends

The Hubble image this week shows a globular cluster called Terzan 2, with a blanket of sparkling stars visible by the thousand over the blackness of the sky.

7/17/2022 9:04:00 PM


'Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love' explores Blackness and queerness at PEM

'Kelly knew that rage and jubilance, and all of the other feelings that come with being Black and queer in a time (and world) that does not understand us, can coexist,' writes bonitafrobum.

7/8/2022 12:18:00 AM


‘It’s Blackness!’ Spectators say Philly’s Juneteenth parade makes the holiday known and valued.

Daily News | ‘It’s Blackness!’ Spectators say Philly’s Juneteenth parade makes the holiday known and valued.

6/20/2022 1:33:00 AM


Poet Amanda Gorman Celebrates The Gift Of Blackness For Juneteenth

To mark the holiday, Gorman reads 'Fury and Faith,' a poem from Call Us What We Carry. She says her collection's title reflects how 'we all can be vessels of both hurt and hope at the same time.'

6/19/2022 6:01:00 PM


‘A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5

“A Strange Loop,” an irreverent, sexually frank work about Blackness and queerness took home the best new musical crown at the Tony Awards on Sunday, as voters celebrated Broadway’s most racially diverse season by choosing an envelope-pushing Black voice.

6/13/2022 8:23:00 PM


'A Strange Loop’ makes history at Tonys; ‘Company’ wins 5

The Tonys ushered in the latest EGOT winner: Jennifer Hudson, who now has Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards. She joined the elite group Sunday when “A Strange Loop,” which she was a producer on, won best musical.

6/13/2022 4:04:00 PM


‘A Strange Loop' Makes History at Tonys; ‘Company' Wins 5

‘Company,' ‘The Lehman Trilogy' Winning Big at Tony Awards

6/13/2022 6:00:00 AM


Opinion | Blackness and Standard English Can Coexist. Professors, Take Note.

Failing to recognize this underserves Black English speakers.

JohnHMcWhorter Too often, whatever the f**k were presented with as authentically Black is a kind of essentialization, writes JohnHMcWhorter.

5/4/2022 3:56:00 PM


Report: Majority of Black Americans say race shapes identity

About three-quarters of Black people consider their Blackness important to their identity regardless of where they come from, their economic status or educational backgrounds.

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4/19/2022 12:21:00 AM


Place History: The poetry workshops that answered anti-Blackness with Black excellence

For decades, the poets of Watts and Liemert Park have responded to anti-Blackness with Black excellence.

4/17/2022 5:04:00 AM


Chicago surgeon volunteers at Kyiv hospital; Ukrainian doctors share stories from frontlines of war

A Ukrainian doctor who has been living at a Kyiv civilian hospital said he's using headlights to perform surgeries in 'total blackness.'

When you use some sort of light it is not total blackness.

4/6/2022 11:40:00 AM


'I'm an astronaut. This is what it's like to walk in space'

From Hubble, you see the curvature of the Earth. You can see this gigantic, bright blue marble set against the blackness of space, and it's the most magnificent and incredible thing I've ever seen in my life.

Thanks for sharing.
Waiting on the flat earthers

3/26/2022 11:00:00 PM


Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Qualified For The Job. So The GOP Went After Her Blackness.

Republicans had nothing of substance to attack.

'Republicans had nothing of substance to attack' except her judicial record.
We need a national vote to dissolve the Republican party, and implement a lifetime ban for all current members from politics.

3/26/2022 3:49:00 AM