Happy Birthday to Me, Tupac and a White Dude Who Dyed for Freedom (not a typo)

Today is my birthday. And Tupac’s Too. Another June 16th human being I really love is John Howard Griffin. I hope you already know all about this man, but if not, he was a White anti-racist who grew up in the South and wanted to do something to reach the hearts and minds of White […]

How Do I Love Thee, @ScandalABC? Let Me Count the Ways

Scandal. Scandal. Scandal. ♥ I love how writer/producer Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) created a television drama in which the lead character could have been portrayed by a bold, brilliant, beautiful woman of any ethnicity, and ABC cast a black woman in that role (first time in 38 years a black actress has been […]

Justus, Joshua and James: 3 Black Chess Players Achieve Master Ranking at Age 12

There are some 77,000 members of the United States Chess Federation and fewer than 2 percent of them are excellent enough players to be called “masters.” Of those masters, just 13 of them are under the age of 14. Of those 13, three are African American boys from the New York City area — Justus […]

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