By

Jelisa Harvey
June is Black Music Month! Juneteenth! Pride! BBQs! Father’s Day! A celebration of Black businesses! Here is a list of movies celebrating those themes – enjoy!
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This month we are sharing films that fit the Lighthouse’s theme for May: Motherhood, Matriculation, and Movement. While some of these films were recently released, a few just fit the theme so well. So, we just had to throw them in! We hope you find a few films for your movie night this week. Fences...
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Hey Black girl,   I know you do not know me, but I recognize who you are. I recognize you from your colorful and acrylic beads, the tiny moles in the corner of your eye, the space between your teeth, your chubby cheeks, and the many shades of brown that you are. It is a blessing...
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Maybe by this point in the pandemic you’ve run out of shows to watch. No worries — we have you covered! April has a number of new releases that offer themes from the horrors of white supremacy to the artistry of Hollywood legends. Check out what you can tune into this month: “Concrete Cowboy” on...
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Check out this list of new and upcoming films coming out this month: Biggie: I Got a Story to Tell (Mar. 1) A documentary on the life of the Notorious B.I.G featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews. This celebrates the hustle, life, and legacy of rapper B.I.G. Check it out on Netflix. Coming 2 America...
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How much happiness can you find in a day? I’m grateful that I can enjoy the small pleasures of life. Here is a quick list of tiny things that bring me joy.   A sunrise in the morning, when the golden rays hit the clouds and that sun shines through my window in the morning, it...
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What’s on your reading list this month? We’ve gathered some newly released and upcoming January titles by Black authors for you to check out. Take a look. We have a little bit of everything!  When You Look Like Us, Pamela N. Harris (Jan. 5) (Young Adult) The descriptions of Black bodies seen through the lens...
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During the summer of 2008, I visited Mississippi for the first time. It was my first time being away from home and also my first time staying on a historically black college campus. I was 15 years old when I heard about women in the civil rights movement, outside of Rosa Parks. Black women such as...
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As the seasons changed from autumn to winter, I found myself reflecting on the transitions I’ve gone through this year. Throughout last winter, spring and summer, I stood in the emotional intersection of enthusiasm, uncertainty and fear. After working for the same company five years, I felt stuck, like I was not making progress. I...
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