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Why I’m sick of “woke” culture | Salon

The more affluent control the narrative so being “woke” will be hot until the rest of black America gets a voice Big bruh, I got these #StayWoke shirts for twenty dollars!” said the dude I’ve bought my incense from for over five years now. His shop is just a little ways away from my neighborhood and he always has a nice selection. Dude bagged my goods, I paid him and proceeded to walk away as he grabbed me by the sleeve of my hoodie to show off his new merch. “I’m good, bro,” I said. “I’m not really woke!” He […]

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Heard but Not Seen | Slate

Black music in white spaces. . Away from home, I walk into unfamiliar spaces with my shoulders hunched and tight. Instinctively, I scan my surroundings, stretching every sense around the corners of the room until it feels safe. What the eye see? What the ears hear? What the nose smell? It’s Sunday afternoon and Toups South, a restaurant serving “regional southern cuisine” in the Lower Garden District of New Orleans, is mostly empty. A handful of patrons sit at the bar and at a smattering of tables. Everyone’s white: the patrons, the hostess, the bartenders. In the open kitchen I […]

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The Hip-Hop Museum Is A Reality Thanks To $3.5 Million From New York | Ambrosia for Heads

For years, there has been a drive to make the Universal Hip-Hop Museum a reality. New, the Empire State is providing some significant seven-figure funding to give the Bronx, New York a place where Hip-Hop Heads can celebrate the culture’s origins and heritage. On Thursday (December 19), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $3.5 million grant to aid the building and development of the museum. The New York Post reported museum director Rocky Bucano as saying, “The museum is part of the renaissance of the Bronx. The Bronx is coming back,” Rocky said. “But the museum will be of […]

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Atlanta’s ‘Real Black Santa’ Says It’s Good For Kids To See A Santa That ‘Looks Like Them’ | Moms

Kids come in all shapes and sizes, and so do Santas. Of course, only the elves and Mrs. Claus know what the big guy who lives in the North Pole really looks like, so it’s great to see that mall across America are branching out and hiring a diverse slate of Santas to allow kids to deliver their lists and get a snapshot. For Dee Sinclair, the kids who visit him in Atlanta see the magic more than the man. When he was a child, he never saw a Santa that looked like him, and he said in Yahoo! that […]

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Girl denied school photos because of her hair gets magazine-worthy shoot with photographer | WBTW News 13

JACKSON, Mich. — An eight-year-old Michigan girl finally got her chance to shine in front of the camera this week at a photo shoot lead by a Chicago photographer, WILX reports. It was a happy turn of events for Marian Scott after she was not allowed taking her school picture because her hair’s color was not natural as the school’s handbook dictates. WBTW Staff, WBTW News 13 Courtesy: Jermaine Horton Full article @ WBTW News 13 Share This +FacebookTwitterMail

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Black U.S. Olympians Won In Nazi Germany Only To Be Overlooked At Home | NPR

Eighty years ago this month, the United States competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games in Nazi Germany, with 18 African-American athletes part of the U.S. squad. Track star Jesse Owens, one of the greatest Olympians of all time, won four gold medals. What the 17 other African-American Olympians did in Berlin, though, has largely been forgotten — and so too has their rough return home to racial segregation. “Determination! That’s what it takes,” one of the athletes, John Woodruff, said during a 1996 oral history interview for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. “A lot of fire in the stomach!” […]

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Southern Culture Foods Founder and Chef Shares Her Recipe for Success with You | Black Enterprise

Lydia Blanco, Black Enterprise Chef Erica Barrett. Featured Image probably scrolled past editorial stylized dishes on your favorite food blog or on social media. But it’s not every day that you learn about the business behind culinary entrepreneurship. Yes, it’s an entire industry. And if you’re ready to learn how to take the heat in the kitchen, Chef Erica Barrett, founder and CEO of Southern Culture Foods, wants to help you learn the recipe for success as a food entrepreneur. Since launching her company in 2012, Southern Culture Foods products are being sold in 4,000 stores nationwide. And we hear […]

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