February is Black History Month, and in honor of the occasion, we’re highlighting some blogs that shed light on the rich and varied experiences of African Americans.
Check them out and tell us if you have other blogs to share!
The Ask a Slave website, created by actress Azie Mira Dungey, features videos of a fictional African American slave named Lizzie Mae. The hilarious, and often biting, segments are based on questions Dungey fielded from tourists, while she worked – in period costume—as a guide at many historical sites in the Washington D.C. area.
Written by Lori L. Tharps, My American Meltingpot is a multi-culti mix of politics, parenting and pop culture. Tharps is a professor of journalism at Temple University and also the author of Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America.
Tressie McMillan Cottomis, a PhD. Student in sociology, writes a serious blog which includes analysis of representations of black people in current events, and also the role of race in academics.
BlogHer Contributing Editor Nordette Adams writes her own blog, Whose Shoes Are These Anyway? with an eye on current events, entertainment and life in her hometown of New Orleans.
A former college minister, Grace Biskie writes with honesty about the history of race relations in the church, sexual abuse survival, and multiracial life.
Have any other favorite blogs to to share? Please let us know in the comments!
News and Politics Editor Grace Hwang Lynch blogs about raising an Asian mixed-race family at HapaMama.
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