Meet KUKU a Nigerian musician on a mission of peace. His appropriately titled album ‘Soldier of Peace‘ comes out soon, but until then, his single ‘Cure‘ will keep us longing for more. Continue reading
Did you know Ursula Burns is the first African-American woman CEO at a Fortune 500 company? She became CEO in 2009 and she shares an awesome story about the impact her mentors had on her career at Xerox. You’ll have to hop to YouTube to see this video, but it’s kind of awesome.
Are you about to make a critical decision? Older people and their multiple life stories make for great advice. Whether it’s your older sister or your grandfather, make sure you listen to their stories even as you create your own.
Erykah Badu is one of the voices of my hazy childhood. I love what she is doing with her art and the story she tells with her words and her body against the mainstream narrative of Black and Brown women. You ask, “What’s the story?” I say, peep the video.
For the past several days, the General Black Blogosphere has been buzzing about this preview of Bill Duke and D. Channsin Berry’s documentary called ‘Dark Girls’.
The preview is a collection of experiences and stories from several dark-skinned women. What strikes me is how Black and Brown folx perpetuate this shadeism in the lives of these women.
We don’t have to wait until the film comes out to start the conversation. In fact, it’s already begun! I leave you with some questions and the video:
- Does skin color impact how you view someone?
- When was the last time someone commented on your skin color? How did it make you feel?
- Have you ever felt better than or less than because of the shade of your skin?
- When was the last time you commented on someone else’s skin color?