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The novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has rocked the entire globe, and unfortunately, the Black community is no exception.  Contrary to internet memes and online conspiracies, Black people and communities of color are not immune to the pandemic virus....
I originally purchased a one-way ticket to Ghana from New York City and arrived on Feb. 27 with an itinerary full of business meetings and social events to promote my tourism company. But after a successful first two weeks in...
As a result of national social distancing efforts, spaces we usually turn to for in-person connections — schools, churches, gyms, cafes, restaurants — have been closed mandatorily.  While we all should absolutely abide by these guidelines and each do our...
While the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are being felt around the globe, new research data highlights the effects the virus is having on the LGBTQ community. The Human Rights Campaign published a research brief last week...
"It's not a matter of, 'okay, ridership is low' or something like that. It's literally a matter of we cannot be open," Briana Owens, founder of Spiked Spin, tells me a couple of days after the coronavirus pandemic had...
Life for Black entrepreneurs in the U.S. has changed overnight. For many, the harsh realities of the coronavirus pandemic have put a stop to business, leaving would-be customers in the house under quarantine and funds drying up. Black entrepreneurs already...
Kodak Black is lending a hand during the Coronavirus pandemic, despite his current incarceration. The Florida rapper, best known for his songs “Tunnel Vision” and “Roll in Peace,” will be donating hundreds of books and essential school supplies to...
As the great-great-granddaughter of hair care pioneer Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Bundles proudly carries the torch of her family’s heritage onward. Bundles’ book, On Her Own Ground: The Life and Times of Madam C.J. Walker, laid the groundwork for Netflix’s latest mini-series, Self...
This week thousands of Americans went to the polls in Arizona, Florida, and Illinois. Those results combined with the previous super Tuesday contests have by all accounts solidified Vice President Joe Biden as the front runner and presumed winner of the...
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. envisioned a beloved community in which wealth was shared and there was a guaranteed income for all. Racism and all forms of discrimination were replaced by inclusivity; and love and trust triumphed over...
I’m pretty sure Donald Trump thinks of former President Barack Obama on a daily basis. I can hear him saying, “Anything you can do, I can do better. I can do anything better than you!” There are far too...
During Sunday night’s Democratic presidential primary debate, Joe Biden promised, and Bernie Sanders indicated in less certain terms, that they would each pick a woman as their vice presidential running mate.  Biden further stated that he would also appoint the...
In about 200 days, Americans will vote to either re-elect or oust President Donald Trump. For Black voters, the prospect of reelecting Trump can be a make-or-break decision. Some Black voters find the opportunity to reelect Trump to be...
Yeah, I said it. Gervonta Davis is a lowlife, a liar, and an abuser. Full stop.  Back in February of this year, TMZ released video footage showing the 25-year-old professional boxer approaching a woman at a charity basketball game in...
After two viral videos surfaced of Miami Beach police violently arresting unarmed African American spring breakers, South Florida civil rights advocates are now calling for the resignation of Miami Beach's police chief and a change in department policy. “Miami Beach is...
As the new coronavirus aka COVID-19 makes its way around the planet and the United States with global infections over 100,000 and current death toll upwards 3800, health officials and politicians statewide and worldwide are declaring emergency. Even though...
For too long, Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people of faith have been forced into the shadows in some communities, fighting to stay true to their faith without sacrificing their identities. While certainly not a problem unique...
Oprah Winfrey Network's (OWN) newest TV series brings love, reality TV and celebrity drama, together for a juicy storyline. The show is based in Los Angeles, CA and features five celebrity couples, including rapper Coolio, NFL player, Dwayne Bowe, and...
I am a dapperqueer Black woman. It means that I’m more at home in bowties and wingtips than dresses and kitten heels. To be honest, it means that I don’t even know if kitten heels are worn with dresses;...
On a sunny afternoon this past Sunday, the Los Angeles community and elected officials gathered on Leimert Boulevard near Vernon Avenue for the ground-breaking ceremony of Destination Crenshaw.  The free event had food trucks, performances and booths for community members...