Discussing Black Identity

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Healthy Roots Dolls: Dolls Made for Your Black Child

Black Kids & Black Dolls I’ve written a lot about the ways that racist messaging impacts Black children and how the messages of Black inferiority surround them. … »»

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#DearBlackPeople: It’s OK To Have Private Black Meetings

Many White allies find it problematic when they are excluded from private Black meetings. In fact, when Black people want to have a private “Black people only” meeting, … »»

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They Don’t Like Serena Because They Don’t Like You

You’d have to be living under a rock to not realize that a lot of White people really don’t like Serena Williams very much. That rock would have to bash you in the head … »»

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#BlackKidsMatter: A Talk on Race, Identity & the Impact on Black Kids

This Saturday, June 13, 2015 I will be speaking to the Parents Group of the Adelaide Sanford Institute  about the ways that colorism, hair and identity impact the … »»

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Hey Children’s Place Clothing Store: Black Kids Matter

You know how your kids hit a growth spurt right as the weather changes and there’s no way on God’s earth that you can stretch last summer’s wardrobe any further? So that … »»

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#BlackWomenPray because #BlackLivesMatter

#BLACKWOMENPRAY #BLACKMOTHERSPRAY THIS IS A CALL TO SPIRIT ACTION!!!! FOR AFRICAN DESCENDANT WOMEN TO GATHER ON A CALL OF PRAYER FOR 30 MIN FOR THE NEXT 7 … »»

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When Your Image Is a Symbol of Black Self Hatred

    After an otherwise dynamic weekend where I spoke at the Brown University “Black Hair in White Spaces” event (write up, pics and video coming soon!) … »»