Here’s Why I Love Kola Boof

“I wish, so much, that I hadn’t stayed with the bodies over night. Because that is how I received my imagination…I could hear their blood going into the earth…And I know TOO MUCH.” -Kola Boof Whenever I think of Kola Boof, I see an image of Naima Bint Harith, a little girl with gorgeous deep […]

Joshua Bennett’s ’10 Things I Want to Say to a Black Woman’ — To Click or Not to Click?

Spoken word artist Joshua Bennett has ten things he wants to say to a black woman, and I’m not sure I want to hear it. I’ve happened upon Bennett’s YouTube video and I see that hundreds of thousands of viewers have already clicked “play.” I’m curious. And dubious. Haven’t I seen more than enough of […]

Brown and Beautiful: 10 Children’s Books That Nurture Healthy Self-Esteem in Black Toddlers

More than 70 years have passed since Dr. Kenneth B Clark and his wife Mamie designed and conducted the “doll test” to study the psychological effects of racism on young children. They showed four dolls, identical except for color, to black children ages 3 to 7 and asked them questions to determine racial perception and […]

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