The Only Betty Boop We Acknowledge is Esther

For generations, Black culture has been imitated, duplicated, and appropriated by the mainstream without receiving its due credit.Just look to any discussion of  Black influences on hairstyles, dance trends, music, speech patterns, or fashion, and you’ll find the root in Black culture.  Through this appropriation, our people have inspired some of America’s most iconic and enduring cultural projects. One example …

The Real Reason Why Black People “Don’t Travel”

Before #TravelNoire, the Black Travel Movement may have seemed like an upper-class privilege. But in reality, Black people have been traveling this whole time – we’ve just had to maneuver restrictions and prejudice in the process. And that hasn’t always been well-documented. During Jim Crow, it was dangerous to travel while Black. Laws mandated that public places in the South …

The Real Reason Why Black People “Don’t Travel”

Before #TravelNoire, the Black Travel Movement may have seemed like an upper-class privilege. But in reality, Black people have been traveling this whole time – we’ve just had to maneuver restrictions and prejudice in the process. And that hasn’t always been well-documented. During Jim Crow, it was dangerous to travel while Black. Laws mandated that public places in the South …

The Revealing History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The transatlantic slave trade was one of the most devastating events recorded in human history. Between the 15th and 19th Centuries, more than 12 million Africans were stripped from their homes and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. The slave trade began after Portugal, and subsequently other European nations, developed seafaring technology enabling them …

For the Love of Money, NYC Stole from Black Folks

New York’s Central Park is one of the city’s most precious gems, attracting visitors year-round from all over the world. What both visitors and residents often do not realize, however, is that their stroll in the park is actually walk on sacred ground. The land atop which Central Park now rests has a unique story — with particular significance to …

The Revealing History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The transatlantic slave trade was one of the most devastating events recorded in human history. Between the 15th and 19th Centuries, more than 12 million Africans were stripped from their homes and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. The slave trade began after Portugal, and subsequently other European nations, developed seafaring technology enabling them …

The Revealing History of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The transatlantic slave trade was one of the most devastating events recorded in human history. Between the 15th and 19th Centuries, more than 12 million Africans were stripped from their homes and shipped across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. The slave trade began after Portugal, and subsequently other European nations, developed seafaring technology enabling them …

For the Love of Money, NYC Stole from Black Folks

New York’s Central Park is one of the city’s most precious gems, attracting visitors year-round from all over the world. What both visitors and residents often do not realize, however, is that their stroll in the park is actually walk on sacred ground. The land atop which Central Park now rests has a unique story — with particular significance to …

For the Love of Money, NYC Stole from Black Folks

New York’s Central Park is one of the city’s most precious gems, attracting visitors year-round from all over the world. What both visitors and residents often do not realize, however, is that their stroll in the park is actually walk on sacred ground. The land atop which Central Park now rests has a unique story — with particular significance to …

Where’s the Michael Jordan & Serena Williams of tech? Jewel Burks answers

Jewel Burks, founder of @Partpic, a visual search for replacement parts, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Google, curated a list of tech-industry innovators who have met (or exceeded) the talent, popularity, levels of support, and monetary riches within their respective fields. According to Jewel, “these people have what it takes.” Some of them have already built a product, hired a team, …