African Americans

Beyonce Gets Political: Here's Why it Matters

Banseka Kayembe | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Banseka Kayembe

Ordinarily, a new Beyoncé track is always an earth shattering, stop-whatever-you're-doing moment. The bass thumping song Formation gives us what we've long become accustomed to from her: brazen female strength, an unapologetic embrace of female sexuality, and an unashamed love for herself and her accomplishments. But Bey reaches new political heights in this song.

Walk in My Shoes But don't Commandeer My Struggles

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK
Sabrina Lynch

Rachel Dolezal, a public figure who prompted a major global debate on racial heritage, has re-emerged in the media hemisphere. Ms. Dolezal's interview...

You're a N*gga, Can You Accept That?

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Sabrina Lynch

Recently, a video featuring actor Chad L Coleman from The Walking Dead and The Wire captured his angry response to two passengers on a NYC subway who,...

Have African Children Finally Found their Dolls?

Michael Mumisa | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK
Michael Mumisa

Molemo Kgomo says she hopes to solve some of the problems that black parents in the UK and USA face in selecting dolls by expanding her market beyond the African continent.

Red Ginger Hair: Rare and Beautiful or Ugly and Devilish Mutation

Ama Yawson | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ama Yawson

Again, please excuse the title which references the outrageous myth that red hair is a sign of witchcraft. Of course red hair a beautiful gift from God. But as I have said in prior articles, no one ever healed a wound that is consistently being stabbed by ignoring it.

The Resurgence of the British Musical Invasion: America, Meet The UK's Newest Artist, Sammie Jay!

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

Sammie Jay. Remember that name. She will become a household item in the coming future just as surely and quickly as her contemporary Sam Smith rose to fame seemingly overnight.

When Systems Kill our Youth

Daniel Weeks | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK
Daniel Weeks

When one black boy like Michael Brown is shot and killed by the police, it is a tragedy. When hundreds of black youths in their teens and twenties are shot by the police each year, it is an outrage.

48th Anniversary Of The Assassination Of Malcolm X

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

African American Muslim minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X was shot dead 48 years ago today. The 39-year-old was gunned down in front of...

Obscuring the African Contribution: More about School Textbooks

Manuel Barcia | Posted 02.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Manuel Barcia

Some weeks ago a group of Tea Party activists in Tennessee demanded from state lawmakers that any references that could tarnish the image of the founding fathers were removed from school textbooks.