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Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele Turns Our Gaze to the Stars in New Movie, “Nope”

On July 22, Jordan Peele released his highly anticipated film, “Nope.” There was little shared about the contents of the film prior to its release. The only hints we gathered from the trailer was that it would incorporate Black cowboys and allude to extraterrestrial life. We also know that Keke Palmer and Daniel Kaluuya would …

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politics

Politics Are Still Not the Problem

One year after Donald Trump lost his bid for reelection, I found myself wondering why the America he left us felt so divided. Why it felt especially divided. Though it’s simple enough to see that he broadened our divisions, his divisiveness wasn’t necessarily groundbreaking in itself. Prior to Trump, the country certainly had no shortage …

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Juneteenth

Reflections on My Second Federally Recognized Juneteenth

One year ago, I and three hundred thirty million Americans experienced the first ever federally recognized Juneteenth. Regular readers might remember that mine began less than exceptionally. When I heard two days prior that Juneteenth had been declared a federal holiday, all I could think about was how little of an impact that news would …

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Happy Father’s Day, But Where is My Father?

As children, we all have at least one repetitive question that follows us throughout our childhood. Some of us ask, while others never get the nerve to. One question that unfortunately many African Americans have been able to connect with is, “where is my father?” Father’s day has a different meaning for me. I see …

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Afro-Atlantic Histories: An Overview

All works of art pictured in this article are available for viewing in the exhibition. On Sunday, April 10 of this year, Washington’s National Gallery of Art opened the touring Afro-Atlantic Histories­ exhibition to the viewing public. The six-part showing, which originally opened in 2018 as Histórias Afro-Atlânticas at Brazil’s Museu de Arte de São …

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Tyler, the Creator and the Changing Face of Black Decadence

Tyler, the Creator has always been a trendsetter. From his provocative beginnings as the eccentric, foul-mouthed musical backbone of the Odd Future collective to his unstoppable run of one mixtape and six albums in only twelve years – in which he’s won two Grammys for consecutive projects and produced all but one song –Tyler has always had …

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More Than a Single: Chlöe Bailey’s “Treat Me” is a  Testament to her Womanhood, Confidence, and Career 

Chlöe Bailey from the singing sister duo Chlöe x Halle has returned with another hit single, “Treat Me,” released April 8 2022. With lyrics like “Exceptional/ You know anything less is unacceptable” and “Confessional, I’m skeptical/’Cause being on my level is difficult/ You better wake up and put me on a pedestal,” Bailey is showing the …

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