Key West Africana Festival

It was an honor to be invited to speak during the opening session of the 3rd Biennial Key West Africana Festival. If you aren’t aware, Key West has some amazing history, from the African Cemetery to the exhibit on the wrecked slave ship, the Henrietta Marie, at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum. The focus of my …

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Interview with Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs on WLRN’s “Topical Currents”

(5-23-2017) Today’s Topical Currents is with Florida Memorial University history professor, Dr. Tameka Hobbs, who’s written the book, DEMOCRACY ABROAD, LYNCHING AT HOME:  Racial Violence in Florida. The Sunshine State is usually viewed as atypical of other Southern states, more progressive, yet during the 1940s, it suffered more lynchings of blacks than other Deep South states. This …

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Listen To Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs On Thirty Four 50

Dr. Tameka Bradly Hobbs joined Joe Dobzynski on his talk show, Thirty Four 50, to discuss Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida. Check out this interview! Listen to “Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs” on Spreaker.

BLACK AMERICA: STOP RIDING FOR CREEPS

  January 15, 2016 I keep trying to avoid wading into the morass of the Cosby debate, but two things keep drawing me back – attitudes around women and male leaders within the African American community. People keep comparing Cosby to Charlie Sheen and Woody Allen. I’ve even seen a meme with George Washington that …

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Throwing Shade: How Black Women Use Humor on Social Media to Deflect Pain

It started as I pondered Black Twitter’s response to Starbucks’ #RaceTogether campaign, a well-intended but clumsy foray into America’s racial morass. The poorly conceptualized initiative spawned a hashtag of its own: #NewStarbucksDrinks. It captured the ridiculousness of discussing serious racial issues—police brutality and marginalization—over a cup of coffee. Hilarity ensued. Let My People Go Latte …

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