It Goes Down on Black Twitter

While Facebook fights to control the fake news swarming its site, PushBlack turns the spotlight on Black Twitter – – which uses its own tactics to ward off imposter profiles. It’s no surprise that #BlackTwitter has been a source of refuge, information and healing for the Black community. Which is why white supremacist groups have tried to infiltrate the collective …

Black Joy Matters

Because the news – and reality – can sometimes be daunting on our psyches and a burst of positivity is needed to start the weekend right. In this TED talk, Shonda Rhimes discusses how committing to a “Year of Yes” fueled her life with positivity, reconnected her to her family and reenergized her historic career. [Read here]   Via Ozy

Supporting Black Women Entrepreneurs

Social media is inundated with opportunities to #BuyBlack and tap into the $1 TRILLION of buying power we have as a community. But how many of us are actually taking advantage of these resources? And, quite literally, willing to put our money where our mouths are? Author Maggie Anderson did just that – and more. Not only did she and …

We Have More Black Doctors…Right?

The recent announcement of Dr. Ben Carson as President-elect Trump’s selection for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, despite it’s controversy, got us thinking: where do Black medical professionals stand within our communities, and what impact does history have the growth of this sector? Putting party politics aside, we wanted to shed light on historical underrepresentation of Black medical professionals in the field …

What does it mean to be a Black superhero?

On the cusp of Netflix’s announcement that a second-season of Marvel’s Luke Cage is in the works, and after filing through the pages of Ta-Nehisi Coates “Black Panther,” it’s a safe bet to assume that Black superheroes are what’s hot. It’s no surprise that art is a reflection of the times – and series like Luke Cage and “Black Panther” …

Trying to understand the 2016 elections? Looking back 150 years may provide some answers.

The rhetoric in 2016 elections was full of racism, anti-Blackness, and xenophobia. And even after the elections, this trend continues. President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team includes people who have voiced support for white nationalists, who have championed laws that disproportionately disenfranchise Black voters, and are calling for mass deportations without due process. Vox’s Bradley Proctor argues that this backlash against …

Black Americans have a complex relationship with Fidel Castro

Last week on November 25, 2016, Fidel Castro passed away. Bill Fletcher, Jr. takes a look back at Castro’s legacy as it relates to Black Americans: “For many of us in Black America, Castro represented the audacity that we have desired and sought in the face of imperial and racial arrogance. While it is unfortunate that some of us have …

It happened again

It happened again. A racist won the election, but this movement is so much bigger than candidates. We PushBlack because Black Lives Matter. Whether it’s an election or not, we’re going to continue to affirm that our lives matter by providing black news, connecting our past to our present, and growing our community of subscribers. Many of us are reeling …

Kaepernick Hosts Know Your Rights Camp for Bay Area Youth

Colin Kaepernick has taken his activism to the community by hosting a “Know Your Rights Camp” in Oakland this past Saturday. His plans for the camp happened long before he took a knee during the National Anthem, as the camp took around six months to coordinate. Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp had 10 points, which were modeled after the Black …