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Series Based on Nikole Hannah-Jones’ ‘1619 Project’ Coming to Hulu in January

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*Hulu has announced a six-episode limited series based on Nikole Hannah-Jones’ critically-acclaimed “The 1619 Project.” Disney’s Onyx Collective announced a Jan. 26 premiere date for the series which will debut with the first two episodes streaming exclusively on Hulu, with two additional episodes released every Thursday. Per a news release: In keeping with the original […]

You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover: ‘The 1619 Project’

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*Free speech allows us to stir up controversy. Remember when The Beatles ran afoul when John Lennon said, “We’re more popular than Jesus now…”? Or how about when country music band The Dixie Chicks’ lead singer Natalie Maines commented on Toby Keith’s song “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue”: “I hate it. It’s ignorant, […]

Nikole Hannah-Jones Says People Need to Be Concerned About our Democracy | WATCH

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*Following a year of professional milestones born of her work on America’s history of slavery, Pulitzer Prize-winning Black journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones said she is clear-eyed about her mission to force a reckoning around the nation’s self-image. “I’ve gone from being just a journalist to becoming some sort of symbol for people who either love me […]

ESSENCE’s Split-Cover Issue (Nov/Dec) Features Lizzo, Simone Biles and Nikole Hannah-Jones

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*ESSENCE’s November/December holiday split-cover issue features three game-changers like you’ve never seen them before: GRAMMY award-winning singer Lizzo; Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles; and “1619 Project” Founder Nikole Hannah-Jones! ESSENCE’s groundbreaking issue reflects on “The Year of Radical Self-Care” with three incredible women who understood the power of saying “no” and instead bravely chose to say “yes” to themselves and their […]

When Dr. Cornel West Ain’t Good Enough: The Journal of Steffanie Rivers | WATCH

*Dr. Cornel West has been hailed as one of the world’s most sought after scholars who can pontificate and debate about damn near anything with anybody. Not only do Black intellectuals seek his wisdom, even White people respect his viewpoint. He is a Harvard University graduate and a Princeton University graduate twice over. He has […]

Turnaround! UNC-Chapel Hill Trustees Vote Tenure for Hannah-Jones

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*(Via Journal-isms) – “UNC-Chapel Hill trustees voted to approve tenure for distinguished journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones at a meeting Wednesday afternoon, bringing a resolution to the national controversy that has ensued over her hire,” Kate Murphy and Martha Quillin reported for the News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. “Hannah-Jones, who is a Black woman, is to join the UNC-CH faculty […]