Monthly Archives: April 2015

Black in America.

By Yaba Blay and Soledad O’Brien Yaba Blay, Ph.D. created the (1)ne Drop Project, a multiplatform endeavor that hopes to challenge perceptions of black identity. Blay, a consulting producer for “Who Is Black in America?” spoke to hundreds of those … Continue reading

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Don’t Allow.

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Old Skool Loungin’.

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The Interrupters.

I’ve just stumbled across this amazing documentary shot in 2011 throughout the mean streets of Chicago. In this stirring and powerfully insightful year-long journey through Chicago‚Äôs inner city, Oscar-nominated director Steve James (HOOP DREAMS), in collaboration with author Alex Kotlowitz, … Continue reading

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Honor Those.

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Strong, Black….Stereotyped.

He wears baggy clothes so he must be a drug dealer, he’s tall and buff so he must be an athlete, or he wears a white tank top so he must be a wife beater. “Stereotypes of a Black male … Continue reading

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95th @ The Bridge.

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Halfway There.

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Mental Health in the Black Community: Why Suffer in Silence?

With the exception of African American celebrities or public figures who experience mental trauma, such as Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., or commit suicide as in the death of hip-hop legend Chris Lighty, mental health remains largely absent from the … Continue reading

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Trackin’

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