Ultimately, we are all Africans. Studies of mitochondrial DNA have proven that all human beings are descended from a small population (less than a hundred individuals) that emerged from Africa, specifically the Rift valley of Kenya about 60,000 years ago. The earliest written religious texts as well as the first documented monotheistic religion also developed … Continue reading Broadening the story; Mis-education and a stolen legacy.
BET, George Foreman Grills and Dark & Lovely No Lye Relaxer have a commonality: They’re not as black as you think. 1. Black Entertainment Television If black is in the name, it must be black owned, right? The network was founded by an African American, Robert Johnson, in the ’80s, but in 2003, BET … Continue reading 5 Things You Thought Were Black-Owned But Aren’t
All children love seeing faces like theirs within the pages of their picture books, but it can be hard to find books starring kids of color. As part of Black History Month, I'm sharing my favorite stories of everyday life starring black Mighty Girls for toddlers, preschoolers, and younger elementary school readers. Whether they're fixing robots or outsmarting … Continue reading Broadening the Story: Picture books starring black girls
During the past few years, people of color all over the world have started challenging their absence in a positive light in the media, entertainment, books and toys. Black people, and Africans more specifically, feel invisible or highly under represented. The lack of visibility has severe effects on image, self esteem and success. Experts say … Continue reading Broadening the Story:Mirror Mirror, who am i?
Beyond national observances, the country’s black populations need to be looking toward their common future.