Added by The Race Card on January 29, 2016 at 11:24am — No Comments
'The Ghanaian Goldilocks' flips the classic fairy tale on it’s head with a gender and race-bent 'Goldilocks' named Kofi. Kofi, a black boy from Accra, Ghana, wears traditional kente cloth, has sun-lightened natural hair, and is affectionately referred by his friends and family as “Goldilocks”. 'The Ghanaian Goldilocks' seamlessly weaves West African culture and themes into this beautiful modern re-telling. "This book demonstrates that not only do black boys matter, but that…Continue
Added by The Race Card on January 27, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
"Proudly Albino" is an awareness fashion event aimed at creating visibility and understanding of issues pertaining to albinism—specifically exclusionary issues and discrimination. “Proudly Albino” was hosted in Kinshasa, DRC last October. Check out some of the looks and models from the event!
Check out more pictures from the event right here!…
21-year-old undergraduate psychology student, poet, and author Catherine Labiran shared with us her spoken word poem ‘A different type of tired’—a raw, passionate piece about police brutality. "A different type of tired" is a poem about police brutality - the actions, the consequences, the lives, the dreams and the silence. This poem was written as a direct reflection of my thoughts about police brutality, which means that the poem is often disjointed, it rhymes sometimes…Continue
Added by The Race Card on January 22, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments
So, 26-year-old writer Latifah Miles has created a space called "Ask a Black Chick"—a Q&A forum for white women to present their racial quandaries to a patient, understanding black woman. Miles, along with a group of 50-or-so black female contributors, aims to decrease white backlash and racial tension by fostering a judgement-free conversation. "One of my white friends told me once that…Continue
Added by The Race Card on January 21, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments
BBC Two is, once again, teaming up with acclaimed historian and broadcaster David Olusoga in a follow up to last year's 'Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners'. 'A Black History of Britain' (produced and written by Olusoga) will air as a four-part series that chronicles the lesser known events and figures of black British histories; an attempt to present those histories as the crucial…Continue
Added by The Race Card on January 21, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments
Haben Girma, 35, is the first deaf-blind Harvard Law Graduate and an avid surfer. Haben was introduced to the sport through the sub-genre of tandem surfing. The Encyclopedia of Surfing defines tandem surfing as “any two people riding the same board at once." Originating in Hawaii during the early 1900s, tandem surfing involves a tall surfer (usually a man) lifting a shorter surfer (a woman) over his/her head in different positions. Both surfers must balance on the surfboard…Continue
Added by The Race Card on January 20, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
The past year and half, since the murder of Mike Brown, has been pretty incredible in the way of persistent activism in the black community. From boycotting Black Friday altogether to disrupting the communities who are able to passively accept state sanctioned violence (among other things) while indulging in holiday "savings", black people have been on top of it. And while we're taking steps back from businesses who don't support and respect our unique identities and…Continue
Added by The Race Card on January 19, 2016 at 1:32pm — No Comments
At 22, Jalaal Hayes joined the 178 of black Americans who have earned a physical science doctorate in the United States. At that time, Hayes also became the youngest student at Delaware State University to earn a Ph.D. "For his age and given the percentage of those who earn a Ph.D. in the STEM field who are black or African American, it's quite an accomplishment," said Rachel Upton, of the American Institutes for Research in Washington,…Continue
Added by The Race Card on January 18, 2016 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Apple Inc.'s board of directors don't think that Apple should increase its push for diversity on its board or at senior levels within the corporation. Currently, Apple's executive team is made up of 18 people, one of which is a black woman. Its board of directors has eight members, two of which are women and, one, a black man. Apple's board of directors think that squeezing female representation to 25% and that having one ethnic minority is plenty.
Added by The Race Card on January 18, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments
Despite being only 12% of the population, African Americans account for 44% of all new adolescent and adult HIV infections.
Last October, the Tacoma Art Museum and The Bronx Museum of the Arts began the first leg of their critically-acclaimed traveling exhibit, Art AIDS…
Added by The Race Card on January 12, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments
If I had a dollar for every time I've heard, "Everything isn't about race," I could finally afford the house I've been eyeing. As a person perpetually concerned with the how race affects every aspect of our lives, I'm faced daily with opposition certain that I'm unnecessarily injecting race. The notion is absurd to me for obvious reasons, but never has the claim revealed itself as more utterly inaccurate than it has in the wake of the allegations of sexual assault made…Continue
I know this took too long for me to write, Tamir, and I apologize for that. I wanted to write an article for you. I wanted to construct a piece for you on police brutality, on racism, on the dehumanization of black people, on the denial of childhood for young black kids. But I couldn’t. My hands were shaky and my voice weak, tears rolling down my face, as I found out that the Grand Jury had returned their decision declining to indict the police officers responsible…Continue