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Your Own Black Self: A Conversation with Netta

In Social Justice by Clint SmithLeave a Comment

Like so many of us, I first encountered Johnetta (Netta) Elzie via her Twitter account in August of 2014. The unrest in Ferguson following the death of Michael Brown was growing, and I couldn’t shake the feeling that what I saw on television wasn’t telling the entire story. Netta’s account, amongst others, provided on-the-ground and…

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Scholarship Girl, Interrupted

In Education by kailaphiloLeave a Comment

Here is a snapshot of my past 24 hours: It is now 9:11 pm and I’ve just finished dinner. I got home at 8 from a half-hour commute after a 2.5-hour class. Before that, I spent a few hours filing and shredding for the professor I work for, which was after a counseling session from…

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Seven on Seven Podcast Teaser: The Golden Age

In Podcasts by Seven Scribes Editorial Board1 Comment

Seven on Seven is live! Take a listen to our teaser episode featuring @Felonious_Munk and discussing this golden age of Black creators and creative spaces. Keep a look out for our first season later this month! Please check us out on Spreaker and stay tuned for iTunes and Soundcloud links!

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“Key & Peele”: A Comedic Identity Study

In Television by Jason WilliamsLeave a Comment

Honest hour, I was not a day one “Key & Peele” fan. My first formal introduction into the world created by co-creators/stars Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, and director Peter Atencio was this YouTube clip: The sketch opens at the 5th Annual Meeting of the Tallahassee Black Republicans. The opening speaker, played by Jordan Peele, is decrying the…