22 Black Owned Luxury Brands To Support Instead of GUCCI and Prada | Shoppe Black

Shoppe Black, Shoppe Black Undra Celeste. Featured Images Courtesy of Shoppe Black Gucci issued an apology for the offense caused by their “blackface sweater”. I don’t accept. In fact, at this point, I’m convinced that these “mistakes” are part of these folks’ marketing strategy. They can’t be that clueless. Tsemaye Binite Ozwald Boateng Brother Vellies […]

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Nehanda Abiodun, 68, Black Revolutionary Who Fled to Cuba, Dies | New York Times

Daniel E. Slotnik, New York Times Nehanda Abiodun in 2015. Ms. Abiodun had been living in Cuba to elude arrest on charges that linked her to violence committed by radicals in the 1970s and ’80s. Credit Noah Friedman-Rudovsky. Featured Image Nehanda Abiodun, a radical black nationalist who was charged in the deadly botched robbery of […]

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Living Near Your Grandmother Has Evolutionary Benefits | NPR

Jonathan Lambert, NPR Nicole Xu for NPR. Featured Image Killer whales, Japanese aphids and Homo sapiens — they’re among the few organisms whose females live on long past the age of reproduction. Since the name of the evolutionary game is survival and reproduction, the phenomenon begs explanation — why live longer than you can reproduce? […]

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Stream the “Complete” John Coltrane Playlist: A 94-Hour Journey Through 700+ Transformative Tracks | Open Culture

Josh Jones, Open Culture In a contrarian take on the legacy of John Coltrane on the 50th anniversary of his death last year, Zack Graham at GQ did not recommend Giant Steps nor A Love Supreme nor Blue Train nor My Favorite Things as the most important album in the artist’s career, but a record […]

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REVIEW: Aretha Franklin’s Soul-Stirring “Amazing Grace” Documentary Soars Into the Divine | Good Black News

Lori Lakin Hutcherson, Good Black News Ron Tom/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images. Featured Image Before reading, please understand the deep degree to which I am an Aretha Franklin fan. I have been in rapture since I was a teen grooving to “Jump To It,” “I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me),” “Think,” and, of […]

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Black History Month: Gloria Hayes Richardson led a movement | Daily Kos

Denise Oliver Velez, Daily Kos Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Howard Greenberg Gallery. Featured Image I have never forgotten the first time I saw a photograph of a black woman dismissively pushing a National Guard soldier’s bayonet out of her face, and another image of that […]

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Museum receives $3.5 million endowment gift from Eddie and Sylvia Brown | Art Daily

Art Daily, Art Daily Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun). Featured Image BALTIMORE, MD.- The Baltimore Museum of Art today announced a gift of $3.5 million from Baltimore-based philanthropists Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown to endow the position of chief curator at the museum. The Browns’ support and advocacy […]

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Essential Arts: Destination Crenshaw, a bold outdoor museum plan inspired by black L.A. | Los Angeles Times

Carolina A. Miranda, Los Angeles Times A rendering from the Destination Crenshaw project shows the upper-level viewing deck of the proposed Sankofa Park, located where Crenshaw and Leimert boulevards split. (Perkins+Will). Featured Image The Randy’s Donut is bright yellow as the Rams head to the Super Bowl. And as the Lunar New Year approaches, I’m […]

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