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Changing women and the Big Chop, Dutch Diaspora Films

On November 3rd, I had the honor to moderate a panel at DBUFF, the Da Bounce Urban Film Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. DBUFF, celebrating its 5th anniversary, featured 35 movies from Black directors. One weekend long an audience could enjoy a wide variety of films from Hollywood to independent productions covering themes from racism …

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Belgian Woman Fired For already being Black and wearing Box Braids

Acts of discrimination in the workplace are often kept quiet, and for many people, they often won’t believe someone’s rehashing of an event unless they were there themselves. Why? Because we often think that workplace discrimination, especially with regard to race or ethnicity, is a thing of the past. Facebook user Tabitha Willemsen (aka Gaia …

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