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It's World Emoji Day! Do You Know Where Your Emojis Come From? It's World Emoji Day! Do You Know Where Your Emojis Come From?

It’s amazing to think that there was a time, not so long ago, that we exclusively relied on our words and facial expressions to convey how we were feeling. But thanks to the creation of the emoji, we can now smirk, vomit and give praise hands at will, with just the tap of a finger.

#TuesdayTurnUp: ‘This Is America’ Choreographer Sherrie Silver Demos Her Favorite Dances for Vogue

I don’t know about you, but I’m dragging a bit this morning. Since we’re a day late for #MondayMotivation, how about a little #TuesdayTurnUp?

Yes, You Can Go Home Again: Model Adwoa Aboah Brings Burberry to Ghana

My mother and I recently decided to do DNA kits together in honor of Mother’s Day. (Please don’t @ me with warnings about how our information will be used; we’re grown, neither of us is a serial killer, and genealogy searches have taken us only so far.) Since we’re decidedly African American and slavery was not a…

Miami’s 1st Afro-Latino Heritage Excellence Summit Weekend Embraced the Diaspora, Honored Univision’s Tony Dandrades Miami’s 1st Afro-Latino Heritage Excellence Summit Weekend Embraced the Diaspora, Honored Univision’s Tony Dandrades

Members of the African Diaspora converged into downtown Miami on April 13 and 14 to celebrate Afro-Latino excellence. The first annual Afro-Latino Heritage Excellence Summit highlighted the accomplishments of black Latinos in media, activism, education and the arts.

Audiences Across Africa Hail Black Panther for Humanizing Black Characters Audiences Across Africa Hail Black Panther for Humanizing Black Characters

On Sunday night, I sat in a crowded room in Canal Olympia Téranga, the only movie theater in Dakar, Senegal, that was showing Black Panther.

For Those Considering Blaxit, I Present to You:
Berlin For Those Considering Blaxit, I Present to You: Berlin

Last year I went on a tour of Western Europe in search of a city that I could potentially call home. I went to London, Amsterdam ... and I would have kept going, through the overpriced splendor of Scandinavia, or the lush, economically disenfranchised ruins of Athens, but Berlin stopped me in my tracks.

For Those Considering Blaxit, I Present to You:
Stockholm For Those Considering Blaxit, I Present to You: Stockholm

It’s been nearly a year since Ulysses Burley III first coined the term “Blaxit,” a tongue-in-cheek hypothetical response to the hypothetical question: What if black people decided to blaxodus their black asses elsewhere?

Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya on Samuel L. Jackson’s Comments: ‘I Resent That I Have to Prove I’m Black’ Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya on Samuel L. Jackson’s Comments: ‘I Resent That I Have to Prove I’m Black’

Daniel Kaluuya has a few words for Samuel L. Jackson about being black. Last week Jackson questioned why Kaluuya, a British actor, was cast in Get Out, a movie that tackles race in the U.S., instead of an African-American actor, and said the role would have resonated more with an African-American actor.

Go for ‘Peak Blackness’ This Holiday With These Dishes From the Diaspora Go for ‘Peak Blackness’ This Holiday With These Dishes From the Diaspora

How was your first helping of the holiday meals? Did you go in on all of your favorites when you went home for the holidays, as if mini marshmallows only exist within a 1-mile radius of your parents’ home … for three days of the year?

Making a Way Out of No Way: Defending African-American Culture Making a Way Out of No Way: Defending African-American Culture

I’m black and have always identified as such, and until recently, I never questioned exactly what that meant. Having grown up on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., formerly known as Chocolate City, attended an HBCU and worked at two black companies in the past, I’ve been happily surrounded by myriad black people.

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