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The Truth About God

The devil has manipulated human perception on who God truly is. Today, we are going debunk 3 of these lies and replace them with truth straight from God’s word.

What is my purpose in life?

We all have something going on in our lives. Some of us are fortunate enough to win at everything they do. Other people are struggling to get by. Perhaps, you have accomplished all that you have set out to do in life. If that is the case, congratulations. Not everyone is able to fulfill their […]
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A Young, Black Woman’s Letter to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

On 11/7/2020, history was made: Kamala Harris became the first woman of Black and South Asian descent to be elected VP of the United States.

Let’s put the “Christ” back in Christmas

As we begin to put up the Christmas tree, prepare our feasts, and shop for our loved ones, let us not forget the true meaning of this season.

What Are You Thankful For?

Autumn is the season to recount the things that we are thankful for; but with COVID-19 taking so much away, what is there to be thankful for?

5 Verzuz Battles We Want To Happen

Quarantine hasn’t given us much, but it did bring us Verzuz. Check out our list of Verzuz battles we want to happen.

From “Black Panther” to “Get on Up”: 5 of Chadwick Boseman’s Biggest Roles

Chadwick Boseman has been a part of some of the most influential films in history. Relive his impact by remembering 5 of his biggest roles.

Bible Verses to Battle the 7 Deadly Sins

Our world encourages a “get mine” mentality. How do we live better and fight temptation? Fight the 7 deadly sins with these verses.

Emancipation Day 101

Around here, we celebrate Emancipation Day. Read about the history of Emancipation Day in Canada, the US, and the Caribbean and why this year we need to celebrate it more than ever.

Comic-Con@Home: 5 Virtual Must-See Black-Focused Panels

*checks “visit Comic-Con” off bucket list*

Keeping with our theme of celebrating all things melanin, we want to share the top 5 Black-focused panels at Comic-Con that we are most excited about tuning into

6 Success Tips Black College Students Need To Try

If you are a Black college student, or know one, then you NEED to read this! Maximize your college experience by trying these success tips.

What The Handling of Breonna Taylor’s Case Says About The Value Of Black Women In America

Breonna Taylor’s death and the handling of her case have drawn attention to the lack of value placed on Black female lives in America.

Know Your Worth (No. 6): The Problem With People-Pleasing

People-pleasing is a dangerous and unhealthy habit. We break down what it is and how to overcome it in 3 easy steps in our latest Know Your Worth edition.

Noah: God’s Favoured Father – Father’s Day 2020

Happy fathers day! We are celebrating this day with the story of Noah. Read 3 fatherly pieces of advice that we picked up from Noah’s story that can hopefully help you in your journey with fatherhood.

Juneteenth 101

“Yeah, the 4th of July is great, but have you heard of Juneteenth?”

5 Amazing Black Celebrity Fathers

Father’s day is right around the corner! This year, we want to celebrate 5 amazing Black celebrity fathers who love being family men.

Why It’s Not Enough To Just Be “Not Racist” Anymore

It is not enough just to be “not racist” anymore. We need to collectively be anti-racist and pro-black if we want to achieve racial inequality in and throughout society.

How You Can Support The Black Community Right Now

We have a list of things that you can do to support the Black community during these times of conflict, pain, and hurting.

Yes, Racism is A Sin

To be silent is to be complicit. Racism is not only amoral, but it is sinful. God does not want racism in His world.

Job’s Story: The Great Battle Within – Part 2

In this article, we will be outlining the top 4 lessons that we learned from Job’s story that we can use to fight the battle within.

Job’s Story: The Great Battle Within – Part 1

Job’s story is one of power, depression, loneliness, integrity, sickness, and loss. In part one of this mini-series, we dive into Job’s story. Stay tuned for part two, where we apply Job’s story to battling obstacles today.

Let’s Talk About Colourism

Colourism. For many this work brings feelings of pain and insecurity. Read to learn more about how colourism affects Black people in the Western world.

Know Your Worth (No.5): Preserving Your Integrity

This article is part of The Melanin Series’ “Know Your Worth” short-read miniseries. This series addresses the varying elements of knowing one’s value and self-worth. When you hear the word integrity what do you think of? For me, as I was growing up, I did not think about integrity as an important part of developing my self-worth. […]
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Unravelling The Mystery Behind #BlackGirlMagic

#BlackGirlMagic is not just a hashtag. It is a movement. Uncover the mystery behind #BlackGirlMagic and why 7 years after its creation it is still relevant.

When God Made A Woman: Mother’s Day 2020

The Melanin Series would like to wish all mothers and motherly figures a wonderful mother’s day. Today, we want to honour these strong, dedicated women by providing them with encouragement, support, and love.

Ahmaud Arbery’s Case Has People Across the Globe Crying “Enough”

A video of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death surfaced on social media, and it is sparking international outrage across social media.

Know Your Worth (No. 4): The Pains of Envy

Envy is dangerous. If you are experiencing envy or want to know what it is, we have all that you need to learn about this powerful source of negativity.

Motherly Love: 5 Amazing Black Mothers

There is nothing quite like the love of a mother! We’ve created a list of 5 amazing Black moms. See who made the list!

The Reality of Job Hunting During a Pandemic for New Black College Grads Pt. 2

We want to continue yesterday’s article by providing 3 quarantine-style, résumé-building tips for recent Black college grads. Get that dream job!

The Reality of Job Hunting During A Pandemic for New Black College Grads Pt. 1

In part 1 of this two-part article, we look at the reality of job hunting for Black, college graduates during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Travelling” During Quarantine

Did I just read that right? “Travelling during quarantine”? That’s kind of impossible, right? Wrong! While you may not be able to physically travel and visit other countries while in quarantine, you can definitely explore your favourite destinations.

Navigating Christianity as a Millennial in 2020

Our editor, Jas, shares her journey of navigating life as a Black millennial with you with the hopes that you can build your relationship with Christ.

Know Your Worth (No. 3): Establishing Your Values

Forming strong values is a key part of establishing your self-worth. What are your values? Learn more about the importance of establishing your values.

How Prisons Are Responding to the Coronavirus

Federal justice systems are currently releasing inmates from their federal prisons in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Read this article to learn more.

On This Day (No. 3) – Remembering Marvin Gaye

On April 1, 1984, Motown and soul artist Marvin Gaye died of a gunshot wound to the heart. This was just one day before his 45th birthday.

Know Your Worth (No. 2): Finding Humility

Humility is an important part of discovering your self-worth. Learn about what humility truly is and how you can practice it daily.

On This Day (No. 2) – Britain Abolishes the Slave Trade

On March 25, 1807, Britain prohibited the slave trade in the United Kingdom by enacting the Slave Trade Act. Learn more about this historic event and modern forms of slavery.

Know Your Worth (No. 1): Building Your Self-Esteem

Do you know your worth? Learn how to work towards your value and self-worth by through building your self-esteem.

On This Day (No. 1) – The Shooting of Stephen Clark

On March 18, 2018, in Sacramento, California, police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark. Clark, who was a 22-year-old African-American man, was unarmed.

12 Tips for Developing Your Satisfying Self-Care Routine

Self-care is a practice of self-love and self-respect. Read our research-based self-care tips to achieve peace, success and confidence.

Anti-Blackness, Tokenism, and Other Struggles of a Sista with 4C Hair

Hi, my name is Jaz and I have 4C hair. I document my hair journey and uncover the politics woven into our locs and tresses.

10 Songs You Need to Listen to Before Black History Month Ends

Contributions by Black artists made to music is Black excellence at its finest. Read our list of top 10 songs to listen to before Black History Month ends.

Why You Need To Watch “They Gotta Have Us”

“They Gotta Have Us” reveals much more than the history of Black Hollywood. We discuss the effects of racial discrimination in Hollywood.

20 Black Leaders Under 25 Who Are Making History

The future is Black.

Remembering Kobe Bryant

On January 26, 2020, the world lost a legend. Kobe Bean Bryant, also known as The Black Mamba, passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California at the age of 41. He died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, and seven other people, including young athletes, coaches and local leaders. It has been […]
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