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.
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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.
“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.
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…