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Canadian rapper Drake at the Billboard Music Awards in May 2019. Drake’s recent beef with American rapper Kendrick Lamar highlights how Canadian rap is often seen as distant from American hip hop culture. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Why do American rappers see Drake as not Black enough?

Beefs often target Drake’s race, constructing him as a Canadian who is not Black enough to claim an authentic connection to African-American hip hop culture.
Many pundits in the manosphere believe that men need to embrace their traditional roles as protectors, providers and producers. L. Willinger/FPG via Getty Images

How the manosphere found its way into the Black community

The Black hosts of the ‘Fresh & Fit’ podcast speak in the parlance of social justice movements, but apply it, in a twisted way, to justify misogyny.
Will Beyoncé’s new album help to break down racial barriers in the country music industry? Here she performs during the ‘On The Run’ tour on July 18, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ transmits joy, honours legends and challenges a segregated industry

Beyoncé’s country-inspired album has caused a stir because the country music scene has a history of racial segregation that has erased its Black roots and gatekept it from Black artists.
Coping with everyday affronts comes at a cost and requires a certain level of emotional suppression. RyanJLane/E+ via Getty Images

Racism produces subtle brain changes that lead to increased disease risk in Black populations

Racial threats and slights take a toll on health, but the continual invalidation and questioning of whether those so-called microaggressions exist has an even more insidious effect, research shows.
Jeffrey Wright stars in ‘American Fiction,’ a satirical film which raises questions about race and commodity and diversity. (Orion)

‘American Fiction’ asks who gets to decide Blackness

The release of ‘American Fiction’ presents an opportunity to talk about race, power and white supremacy: What version of Blackness is acceptable or saleable within American culture?
Psychologist and professor Monnica Williams, on the left with a patient, is advocating for psychedelics in therapy to heal racial trauma. Right: Psilocybin mushrooms sit on a drying rack in the Uptown Fungus lab in Springfield, Ore. (Left: Monnica Williams | Right: AP/Craig Mitchelldyer)

The potential of psychedelics to heal our racial traumas

Clinical psychologist and professor Monnica Williams is on a mission to bring psychedelics to therapists’ offices to help people heal from their racial traumas. To do this, she’s jumping over some big hurdles.
Martin Luther King Jr. (bottom right) listens to gospel singer Mahalia Jackson during the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. Bob Parent/Getty Images

Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson made a suggestion during the 1963 March on Washington − and it changed a good speech to a majestic sermon on an American dream

As the “Queen” of gospel music, Mahalia Jackson sang two songs during the historic March on Washington. But her most famous line may have been a suggestion to Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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