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March 11, 2015 If Oscars Need to Diversify, Should Black Award Shows Reciprocate?

The Academy Awards became a staple in Hollywood in 1929, honoring the best in cinema behind and in front of the camera. However, until Hattie McDaniel’s historic win in 1939 for “Gone With the Wind,” and for decades following that watershed moment, the Academy Awards usually honored the best White Americans in cinema, shunning countless [...]

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February 14, 2015 Black History Spotlight: Maroons Successfully Rebelled Against Slavery

Black slaves often face posthumous criticism for not fighting back and rebelling against their slave owners. Many see it as a sign of weakness or assimilation that Black slaves just accepted their lot in life. But what many critics have accepted as the truth is far from it. The truth has just been obscured or [...]

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January 29, 2015 Sensitive, Strong or Both: What Do Women Want?

Since Adam met Eve, men have been asking the same question, “What do women want?” For the longest, women use to complain because they wanted men to be more sensitive, while still being strong. I’m grateful that some men finally stripped away their hard exteriors, stepped away from the football games, and finally took their [...]

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