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

The Afro and the Origins of the Afro Pick

The Afro comb and the politics of hair: Audio slideshow The Afro comb has been used by people in Africa and the continent’s diaspora for centuries. An exhibition at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum looks at the Afro comb’s impact as both a hair care tool and cultural symbol over the last 6,000 years.… Keep Reading

Beyond the Bricks: The Happy Bell Curve

Via the website Beyond tThe Bricks Project, “The Happy Bell Curve – How Current Research on Race and Achievement is Duping Black Progressives and Liberal Americans into Accepting Black Inferiority,” Dr. Ivory A. Toldson writes: “Last week I wrote a response to Trip Gabriel’s New York Times editorial, “Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to… Keep Reading

The Lack of Equality

Five decades after Martin Luther King’s historic “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C., a new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that fewer than half (45%) of all Americans say the country has made substantial progress toward racial equality and about the same share (49%) say that “a lot more” remains to… Keep Reading

Doing Business in Osaka

Here is a short clip of my long-time and very close friend, Rodney Johnson, the guy taught me the ins-and-outs of living in Osaka, Japan back in the early 90’s. Entitled STRUGGLE AND SUCCESS: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE IN JAPAN and filmed by Reggie life, the program was widely acclaimed. Broadcast twice on NHK, it… Keep Reading

Hapa and Black Asian Identity

Here is an interesting post that examines Black Asians and identity by Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, a Japanese/American multicultural psychologist and author. “Are Hapa White Asian Americans? Some people seem to think hapa means white Asian American, even though it originally refers to Hawaiian mixtures and is not confined to hapa haole. I never had that impression myself,… Keep Reading

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