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I started wearing my White Mask towards the end of elementary school when other people’s awareness of my blackness became the source of humor and mystification. The ignorant question about hair texture and care, musical preferences, Africa, comments about my complexion, etc. all served as a reminder of my otherness. That that’s what white people first noticed when they looked at me. It seemed easier to downplay what white people couldn’t help but see by slapping on a mask…Continue
As a Black Man:
My Black History: It goes back my years as a teenager, Black Baltimore days in the 1990's, when an elder that I respected rolled up on me while I was standing on the corner of Madison & Wolfe Streets in East Baltimore. Alone on a summer night. He whips out a Black Panther newspaper (that may have been older than me) & hands it over to me; it was unspoken that he wanted me to read something. I opened it up, & then he elaborates in a rapid…
Nátaly Neri is a 21-years-old YouTuber, afro-hair stylist and Sociology graduate student who started the YouTube channel Afro e Afins, which brings to light issues as self-esteem, black identity and black feminism while speaks about hair style and beauty.
“We grew up in an online world. We always spent a long time watching make up videos on Youtube and I rarely saw myself on that. So I asked myself: “why don’t we use that spaces also to give black woman…
Cecil Rhodes, founder of De Beers Diamonds in South Africa, a celebrated imperialist and businessman, for whom the worlds most celebrated and prestigious scholarship, The Rhodes Scholarship, is named after, killed millions of blacks during and as the subsequent result of his reign of imperialistic terror on the continent. “Rhodes connived his way to wealth in a lawless frontier culture, then used that fortune to fund a private invasion of East Africa. He bought newspapers…Continue