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Could Black Panther's Kingdom Of Wakanda Survive In The 'Real World'?

We are in historic times, with a historic film in our presence. Unless you live under a rock then you know that this past week was officially dashiki blow-out sale week and also the debut of Marvel’s Black Panther. Around the globe, black people took to theaters to see the Kingdom of Wakanda come to life on the big screen. In proud Wakandan fashion, there was a celebration in...

Dear People Who Suddenly ‘Care About Black Colleges', You Missed The Point

This past week, President Trump invited the leadership from the nation’s 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to the White House in an effort to outdo President Obama’s troubled record with the institutions. Understandably, his invitation provoked dual reactions within the black community. One urging leaders to decline, and another with a skeptical yet...

Disney never showed me a black love story

The other day, I sat back and reflected with friends over punch and the best Publix salsa money can buy. We did what every group of slightly-under-the-influence millennials does: We took turns singing and reminiscing about our favorite childhood movies. Lion King, Tarzan and A Goofy Movie (Tevin Campbell went in on “Eye to Eye”), were all called out and had their soundtracks sung until...