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Knowing your worth as a black women in today’s society

When I was 14, I used to pack my flat iron in my school bag. Wedged between my lunch box and pencil case, this seemingly crucial feat of proactivity occurred every Sunday like clockwork; as though I had thought to offer God the words of a church sermon in exchange for biblically flat hair. Between classes, I’d take my chance […]

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A diverse playlist to celebrate decades of influential black music

A diverse playlist to celebrate decades of influential black music

“Jab FOREVER” by Skinny Banton The song “Jab FOREVER” by Grenadian Soca artist, Skinny Banton, rings with black pride. It has an infectious rhythm and melody that pulsates in your veins and encourages celebration. While the song hints to elements of Grenada’s carnival (Jab is French patois for “Devil” — a folklore character in carnival celebrations), it also speaks to […]

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