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'House of Cards' actress joins UT professor for discussion on black art

Posted: Feb 24, 2015

Lisa B. Thompson and Eisa Davis will be discussing the importance of black art in a lecture titled, “Black Art Matters.”

Latoya Ruby Frazier: Riveted

Posted: Feb 11, 2015

Read Dr. Kevin Cokley's Op-Ed about the Michael Brown Controversy in Ferguson

Posted: Oct 20, 2014

Black community’s mistrust of police is rational, justified

Read Dr. Cherise Smith's Article "Why I'm Not Buying Beyoncé's Brand of Feminism"

Posted: Oct 20, 2014

It's not about having a successful career, making buckets of money and forming a perfect nuclear family. Maybe it's old school, but for me feminism is still about caring about the women out there who are still stuck in a raw deal.

Read Dr. Lisa Thompson's Op-Ed Piece on the the new hit show "Blackish"

Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Parenting While Black ... and Middle-class on TV

Read Dr. Daina Berry's Article "Postmortem Fame, Public Shame for Black Mothers"

Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Black women are hardly ever on the cover of commercial publications or standing in front of television cameras...

Read Dr. Jennifer Wilks' Op-Ed Article "Lessons of a Flag Flap"

Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Lessons of a Flag Flap

How to Get Away With … Sex

Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Fall TV lineup rewrites acceptable nations of black womanhood

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