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Some people prefer not to make a big tadoo over birthdays, anniversaries and such. But life has taught me not to take a single one for granted. Bring on the party!

How often have we lamented the state of Black institutions and limited opportunities for Black economic empowerment? All month, WURD presents THE BLACK LIST – Creating A Path to Economic Self-Determination. Click to learn more about how YOU can participate.

If every good hero has theme music, then I’ve earned Justice League creds. There is a song for any situation or circumstance. And I know lots of them, by heart.

We tend to toss around some terms very loosely, and the word “radical” has been coopted by mainstream culture to denigrate some of the best aspects of Black resistance. It’s time to snatch it back.

The philosophy of #BlackGirlMagic is undeniable. And while there are plenty of examples of this in women and girls I pass on the streets daily, Erykah Badu is an embodiment of the beauty, grace and playfulness that Black Girl Magic is all about.

If you’re looking for guidelines about how to achieve your biggest goals in the New Year, best to heed the advice of those who are living pretty amazing existences in the hear and now. Cue up Ava DuVernay.

In the past few years, we’ve spent quite a bit of time discussing the phenomenon of white privilege. But when it comes to turning the lens inward on Blackness, are we overpolicing success?

In a city with such deeply-rooted musical legacy, Philadelphia’s residents should be doing everything in our power to experience creative genius live on stage. Often.

I am generally OK with my decision not to have children. But every now and then, something will trigger my latent maternal instincts. Remind me that some of the things I hold dear will indeed end with me.


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