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Black men viewed as larger, more dangerous than white men of same size


White people view young black men as taller, heavier, stronger and more dangerous than young white men of the same size, according to a new psychology study. ... Read full article

NASA Dedicates Building To Hidden Figures Heroine Katherine Johnson

by Michael Harriot on

When NASA’s Langley Research Center built its newest, state-of-the-art research facility in Hampton, Virginia it was only right that they named it after Katherine Johnson, the NASA engineer and subject of the film Hidden Figures.... Read full article

Founder of Shea Moisture, Richelieu Dennis, Acquires Essence From Time Inc.

by Angela Helm on

Essence Communications Inc., the 47-year-old mutliplatform brand that owns Essence magazine and the annual Essence Festival, has gone back to black (ownership), having been acquired by Essence Ventures LLC, an independent Black-owned company... Read full article

The Rise of Homeschooling Among Black Families


African American parents are increasingly taking their kids' education into their own hands—and in many cases, it's to protect them from institutional racism and stereotyping. ... Read full article

TV Producer/ Screenwriter Shonda Rhimes Signs Major Deal With Netflix

by Business Women on

47-year old Shonda Rhimes has just signed a multi-year production deal with Netflix, making her production company, ShondaLand, one of the most powerful woman-owned companies in the television industry!... Read full article

‘Tell Them We Are Rising,’ televised history of black colleges and universities

by Devon Ashby on

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU's) have served African-American communities for 150-plus years, but they are frequently underrepresented according to filmmaker Stanley Nelson.... Read full article

Podcast/Web Series Addressing African American Struggles Debuts in Black History Month

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The Sound of Melanin (TSOM), highlights and examine various social, political, spiritual and relationship challenges faced by African American community. TSOM is addressed from a humorous angle... Read full article

Nielsen Study Quantifies the Power and Influence of Black Girl Magic

by Selena Hill on

African American women have a gripping influencing in mainstream culture, proving our magic is limitless... Read full article

7 Ways Black History Was Made During Black History Month

by Clarissa Hamlin on

This February, several people made firsts, smashed records and broke down barriers. Actors, actresses, athletes, activists and more made headlines in sports, movies and politics. Yes, people represented for #BlackExcellence. ... Read full article

Bootstrap myth exposed: White inheritance key driver in racial wealth gap

by David Dahmer on

In short, the study found that white people inherit stuff and have inherited stuff for generations. And that gives them a supreme advantage. ... Read full article