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When Nichelle Nichols Met Her Greatest Fan

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Groundbreaking Actress Nichelle Nichols on PBS’s MAKERS

Most well known for her role as communications officer Lieutenant Uhura aboard the USS Enterprise in the popular Star Trek television series, as well as the succeeding motion pictures. Her Star Trek character was groundbreaking in … Read More

Suheir Hammad’s Classic Poem – Not Your Erotic, Not Your Exotic

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Not Your Erotic, Not Your Exotic

Palestinian American poet Suheir Hammad

Ms. Hammad is a poet, actress, writer and activist who immigrated to Brooklyn with her family as refugees as a small child. Heavily influenced by Hip Hop. Ms. Hammad … Read More

An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

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Simply Beautiful Visuals

We can not tell you how much we longed for beautiful poignant stories of black relationships on  the large screen. Has there been a black rom-com or … Read More

Areva Martin Speaks to us about Autism Awareness

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Understanding Autism

This past April was Autism Awareness Month. Though the media focus has shifted now, I would like to continue the dialogue by sharing my story. As a mother, I have so much on which … Read More

“If Only I Had A Little More Time” – Zach Sobiech’s Life Touches Millions

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If Only I Had A Little More Time

My beautiful Life is a magazine that focuses on how you can live your life to the fullest. Recently, 18 year old, Zach Sobiech lost his battle with Cancer. Yet … Read More

Workplace Hell! How to deal with difficult co-workers

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How to Deal With Difficult Co-Workers

Working with people whо аrе rude, manipulative or emotionally un-balanced can create an extremely stressful workplace. The modern workplace is an integral part of our lives. Those of us who have slated … Read More

Maret Tsarnaev and the Psychology of Oppression

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Auntie Maret, I Know You Well!

Maret Tsarnaev, aunt of the accused Boston marathon bombing suspects gave a series of emotionally overwrought interviews following her nephews’ identification as prime suspects in the horrific terrorist act which left three … Read More

I AM POCOHANTAS JACKSON AND I STOLE SUZY LEE WEISS’S SEAT!

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The Truth According to Pocohantas Jackson

I was recently accepted to Princeton and the unbridled happiness and excitement that I felt has been tempered by the knowledge that I am standing in a place that had … Read More

Activist Kevin Powell Builds A Nation of the Willing

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On The Path To Change

MBL speaks to Kevin Powell, poet, activist and entrepreneur about his current project. Mr. Powell is known to a broader audience from his recent appearances on Oprah as well as speaking … Read More