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Black Diaspora

News, discussion and opinion on various topics or issues related to the past and current history and culture of the Black Diaspora.

The Quirktastic Black Male Bloggers List

  Check out the Quirktastic.co, the media outlet for quirky millennials and creative entrepreneurs of color, list of Black male bloggers. Hopefully, we Black-men-that-blog can grow into a united front much like the Black women who blog (#BlackGirlMagic). Quirktastic says: I’m creating this post in the hopes that it will give some of the Black… Keep Reading

Black History in Japan: Did You Know?

It is time to bring to light long-ignored Japanese readings of African American history, literature, and struggle and investigate why the story of Japanese interactions with African Americans has been muted rather than celebrated. Keep Reading

My mother is your mother too.

  This is the image I think about whenever people start talking about segregation and apartheid. When people like Ayako Sano spout nonsensical ideas like “aparthied is a good thing“, from yesteryear. When I hear stupid polititians like Mississippi State Rep. Gene Alday say all the “Blacks in their districts have crazy welfare checks so I’m… Keep Reading

Blackface in Japan Revisited, Sigh!

Blackface is once again in the news in Japan. The last time I ran a story on Rats & Star, I presented Epic Records Japan’s Gosperats performing in blackface at the Cotton Club in Tokyo. By the way, Epic Records Japan is owned by Sony BMG. Do I need to go down that rabbit hole… Keep Reading

42 – The Jackie Robinson Story – Japan Roadshow

Via Jackie Penn: Some of you may remember my non-journalistic review of the movie 42 (Jackie Robinson Dodgers jersey number). The movie opened this weekend in JAPAN. I ask your support and request that you see the movie. Please ask your friends and family to do the same. A personal, and professional, friend of Darryl… Keep Reading

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