When three white male students disrupted Professor Shannon Gibney's classroom lesson on structural racism, Minneapolis Community and Technical College administration took action -- not against the argumentative students but against the teacher.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Alexis Small created her YouTube series "College Daze" to inspire young people to attend HBCUs. Her channel features a variety of clips on a wide range of topics, but this homage to Spike Lee's classic dance party scene featuring a soundtrack by E.U. will have you shaking a tail feather reminiscing about your days on the yard.
Black Girls Code: The Series will feature the stories of young, black women exploring the potential unlocked the tech field. The program introduces girls to coding and web design where their presence is desperately needed.
Watch the series sneak peek below:
Friday, November 29, 2013
Amber Riley blew us away all season as she rose to the top of the "Dancing with the Stars." The former Glee star and partner Derek Hough racked up several perfect scores and took the season 17 crown. Amber became a fan favorite throughout her tenure, and she showed the world that women of every size can persevere.
“I want to let women of all sizes out there know — you can do whatever you put your mind to! It doesn’t matter what size you are, what color you are. You can do whatever, whatever, whatever you put your mind to!”
Watch her final performances below:
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Watch as she talks about how she's resisting the boxes the industry attempts to place her in.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Last week POLITICO blogger Michelle Cottle wrote a piece that once again questioned the choices First Lady Michelle Obama has made in prioritizing motherhood. Melissa Harris-Perry once again showed up to brilliantly defend black women in an open letter to the writer on her weekly show.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Ask A Slave is a satirical web series based on the actress' time working as a living history character at the popular historic site, George Washington's Mount Vernon.
The series stars Azie Dungey as Lizzie Mae. All questions and interactions are based on true events.