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Yaba Blay
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by: Yaba Blay There once was a little girl. Her name was LaShawnte. On national television, she told her mother that she thought her skin was ugly. “I don’t want to be dark,” she said. I watched that...
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Whoever came up with the idea that bright colors bring attention to dark skin was right. Do YOU - Ruby You! 
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Traditional book publishing has met its match in the founder of Blackprint press.
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52 more hours to go! Get in on the ground floor - support BLACKprint Press!!
Pre-order the book at 25% off the cover price and help to build the foundation for BLACKprint Press.
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(1)ne Drop Book Talk at NYU
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Lupita is Beautiful, but Black BEEN Beautiful
“ Photo courtesy of: http://www.all-theprettybirds.com/ ” I love Lupita Nyong’o. I do. But I am uncomfortable with her image. [[MORE]] Every time I see her, my heart smiles the same way it did in 1997...
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My latest for CNN
Tiana Parker, a 7-year-old from Oklahoma, changed schools after the dress code ruled her dreadlocks "unacceptable."
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A Care Package for Tiana: Locs of LOVE
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Ok. This story made me cry and I am ready for the battle cry. What are we doing. Any plans? Letters to the school? Videos for Tiana?? This can't stand!!
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by Ibram X. Kendi. As a teacher, I am regularly thinking of new ways to meet my students where they are and guide them down an intellectual path. But my traditional pedagogy is holding me back. Despite my relative youth (31 years old), I am an old-school instructor. During my four years as an ...
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  • Drexel University
    Assistant Teaching Professor of Africana Studies, 2012 - present
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Yaba is a teacher-scholar of Africana Studies. As a researcher and ethnographer, she uses personal and social narratives to disrupt fundamental assumptions and expectations about cultures and identities. As a cultural worker and producer, she uses images to inform consciousness, incite dialogue, and inspire others to action and transformation.
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  • Temple University
    African American Studies | Women's Studies, 2002 - 2007
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WPGM Commentary: There Is No Shame In Black Beauty - Lupita Nyong'o
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Yaba Blay Is Opening A New Window Into Black Life
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Oya: Rise of the Orisha
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Oya: Rise of the Orisha resurrects mythical deities from African folklore, known as Orishas, into modern-day superheroes in Britain.

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The Importance of Scheduling Nothing
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If you were to see my calendar, you'd probably notice a host of time slots greyed out but with no indication of what's going on. There is no

Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?
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"Hazing: How Badly Do You Want In?" will be a 60-minute documentary film that explores the issue of hazing in American culture.

The Most Controversial Holiday Tradition Ever?
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A WOMAN'S HEALTH isn't one-size-fits-all, but the conversation of what it means to be a woman often can be too narrow.