He Really Is "Dr. Umar Johnson"


If you’ve got an ear to the Black stratosphere of social media, you’ve certainly heard of Dr. Umar Johnson. Chances are you’ve seen him and his rhetoric splattered across your social media friend or you’re an avid follower of his words. Maybe you’re of the camp that believes “he sometimes makes a point,” despite being aware of how problematic he could sometimes be when delivering his message.

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5 Reasons Why The Black Panther Trailer Left Us An Emotional Wreck

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The first teaser trailer for Marvel's Black Panther was released yesterday and one thing is for certain: RYAN COOGLER DID NOT COME TO PLAY GAMES. Here are five takeaways from the trailer that made me want to sit in a corner and read Marvel until the premier in nine months.

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Being Black And Protecting Ourselves in the New Age of Jim Crow

A group gathered at a candlelight vigil at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., on Sunday.CreditCarolyn Kaster/Associated Press

At this point, the instances—ranging from absurd to horrifying—are almost a daily occurrence. Angry, red-faced women hurling racist insults at Wal Mart, Sears and at festivals in Chicago. Nooses found at George Washington University, the National Museum of African American History and Culture and at a Washington DC construction site. Fatal stabbings on Portland trains and at the University of Maryland And earlier this week, Buzzfeed issued this report on how children across the nation are using rhetoric from Donald Trump's presidential campaign to bully and taint children of color.

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The Game Explains Why He Bought Lonzo Ball's $500 Sneakers

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When it comes to money and the NCAA league, there’s already a mass debate as to whether the players should be paid for their efforts, similar to NBA players. The argument is that -- though they aren’t technically professional players -- the surrounding pressures and the money made off of them are just as high.

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Miss Black University of Texas Criticized For Not Being "Black Enough"


She took her crown and waved at the crowd, but not everyone at the University of Texas was cheering for Rachael Malonson.

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Black Buying Power Is Now $1.3 Trillion Strong And Not To Be Ignored


Written by Nikki Igbo
Black Entrepreneur recently reported that Black buying power is forecasted to be $1.3 trillion this year.

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Bridging The Gap: Fixing The Divide Between Africans And African Americans


There is a disconnect as wide as the Atlantic Ocean between African-Americans and Africans. By and large, we don’t understand each other. We don’t communicate with each other. We don’t accept each other as the long lost family that we are and that is a shame. In our failure to overcome misunderstandings between us, we are missing out on the opportunity to enhance and strengthen both our collective populations socially, culturally and economically.

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Why the Actions of One Black San Bernardino Shooter Affects All Of Us

Pictured: Cedric Anderson and his estranged wife, Karen Smith.
Written by Nikki Igbo of NikIgbo.com

On Monday morning, I felt that same familiar twinge of horror mixed with sorrow as I received a news flash across my computer screen. Once again, someone took it upon themselves to shoot up another school.

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This Children's Book "From Black Boy With Love" Is Teaching Black Boys To Respect Black Girls


Written by Nikki Igbo

The older I get the more I am thankful for the awakening I’m witnessing in black America—an awakening that involves black adults specifically passing on a love of blackness to our children. One such adult is Lawrence Lindell, a Compton-based illustrator who created a picture book which expresses affection and admiration for girls of color. With each purchase of the book “From Black Boy With Love,” Lindell sends the following regards:

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CurlyNikki.com is Looking For More Writers!


We're hiring some dope writers in the areas of beauty, natural hair, health & wellness, culture, fashion and entertainment.

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Bruno Mars Says He Wouldn't Be Here If Not For Black Artists


Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com

In the February cover story of Latina Magazine, Bruno Mars gets very real and honest about Black culture.

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