29 May, 2024
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Idris Elba “Suavely” Addresses James Bond Scandal

Tracee Ellis Ross Pays Homage to Her Mother Updated #WorkThatBody Video

Who is Charnesia Corley? Black Woman Publicly Violated by Texas Deputies

The Danger of Black Forgiveness

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Bullet Proof Vests and Diversionary Journalism: Protecting Dylann Roof and White Supremacy

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#NotJustUVA: Martese Johnson and the American Norm

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Its #NotJustSAE, it never was – Its America

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Racism, Not Hoodies: The Real Menace to Society

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Why Zendaya’s Refusal to Be Diminished is Important For Us Black Girls

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A Letter to Marshawn Lynch

The Darkness of Light / The Problem with ‘Light Girls’

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Why Sheneque Proctor is NOT the Female Eric Gardner

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To Be Seen, Not Heard: A Critique of Selma

The Respectabilty Myth : How Black Folks “Do Better” than Einstein and Still Get Unfair Treatment

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Hands down, Shut up: White America’s Message to the Rams

The Montgomery Boycott and the Erasure and White Wash of Black Women

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Please Don’t Show me the Picture of the Boy Hugging the Police Officer

11 Empowering & Inspiring Black Women to Follow on Twitter

Soft Serve Racism & The Cowardice of the Hood Prank

Matthew Cherry’s new series, Young Love, is headed to MAX on Sept. 21. The animated show is based on the characters introduced in the Oscar winning short film, Hair Love. “Filled with comedy and…
A 14-year-old white male has been formally charged with attempted murder, following allegations that he tried to drown a Black minor in what authorities believe was a racially motivated attack.…
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis faced backlash and a resounding chorus of boos during a vigil held to honor the victims of a racially motivated shooting. The incident occurred in Jacksonville,…
The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is investigating an incident where a Jersey City police officer fatally shot a mentally ill man. Officers responded to an EMS call for assistance…
On Tuesday, the latest author of the James Bond novels made a comment dismissing the prospect of actor Idris Elba being cast as the next James Bond. In an interview…

Idris Elba “Suavely” Addresses James Bond Scandal

On Tuesday, the latest author of the James Bond novels made a comment dismissing the prospect of actor Idris Elba being cast as the next James Bond. In an interview published on the Daily Mail, Anthony Horowitz commented that he believed Elba to be “too street” and not “suave” enough to play 007. The remarks […]

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Tracee Ellis Ross Pays Homage to Her Mother Updated #WorkThatBody Video

This weekend “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross recreated her mom’s 1981 video for Work That Body. T I decided to recreate my Mom’s Work That Body video from 1981 as a fun experiment and a surprise for my mama! And ODE to her! While she has so, so many incredible moments to choose from, this […]

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Who is Charnesia Corley? Black Woman Publicly Violated by Texas Deputies

On June 21, a 21-year-old Black woman, was pulled over by a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy, after allegedly running a stop sign. The male sheriff’s deputy claimed to smell marijuana from Charnesia Corley’s car, and proceeded to handcuff and place Corley into his patrol car while he searched her vehicle. When the officer could not […]

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Bullet Proof Vests and Diversionary Journalism: Protecting Dylann Roof and White Supremacy

Grasping at straws to humanize terrorists like Dylann Roof is a dangerously divisive defense mechanism that’s particularly unacceptable when coalesced with his racism. Some mainstream media outlets are characterizing Roof as an “introvert” living a ”life that had quietly drifted off track”, an oft-used twist of white extremism that depicts the shooters as “lone wolves” […]

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#NotJustUVA: Martese Johnson and the American Norm

  20 year old Martese Johnson’s unprovoked beating by police was yet another example of the brutality that’s become America’s norm. Over the past couple years, our community has become almost numb to the consistent attack on Black life. Not only are the police abusing their authority, they’re doing it with impunity. Every instance of […]

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Its #NotJustSAE, it never was – Its America

When @OH_UnHeard, an equal rights group at University of Oklahoma, posted a video depicting members of the University chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon meerily bellowing a racist chant, University and Fraternity officials quickly moved to expel visible members and distance themselves from the very apparent display of anti-Blackness.   To: All Student, Faculty, and Staff “To those who […]

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Racism, Not Hoodies: The Real Menace to Society

Three years ago today, Trayvon Martin was murdered for no other reason than being a Black male. As much as detractors try to play up ambiguities in that night’s circumstance or justify George Zimmerman’s actions, we know what it was about. The criminalization of Black men by our society has embedded an innate fear in […]

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Why Zendaya’s Refusal to Be Diminished is Important For Us Black Girls

In order to understand why Zendaya’s appearance at the Oscars is important we have to understand the daily slights Black women have to contend with about their hair. My best friend’s mother had a live-in boyfriend who would frequently refer to me as a “wild child” because of my hair. Boys would constantly make fun […]

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The Darkness of Light / The Problem with ‘Light Girls’

This critique is not meant to discredit the experiences of the women interviewed, but to analyze the discussion and look further into the source(s) of colorism. After watching Bill Duke’s documentary Light Girls, there seemed to be a few things left unsaid. It didn’t shed a lot of light on the larger issues of black […]

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To Be Seen, Not Heard: A Critique of Selma

Recent film Selma, produced by Oprah Winfrey and directed by Ava DuVernay, has joined the ranks of 12 Years a Slave, Cesar Chavez, and other films which downplay the role women of color played when it came to suffering discrimination, as well as fighting for civil rights. Though what makes Selma special is the two […]

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The Respectabilty Myth : How Black Folks “Do Better” than Einstein and Still Get Unfair Treatment

  In the midst of Black America’s thunderous howl of outrage at police injustice, there remains a sect of blacks who believe we are to blame for our own relentless slaughter. These people say if we stopped shooting each other, whites would stop shooting us.They say if black women were to cover up more, they […]

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Hands down, Shut up: White America’s Message to the Rams

We’ve seemed to reach a familiar, awkward juncture in America: the intersection of race and sports. Several St. Louis Rams players decided to take a stand on Sunday by walking onto their home field in a “hands up, don’t shoot” gesture of solidarity with protesters of police brutality. On November 24th, a Ferguson, Missouri grand […]

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The Montgomery Boycott and the Erasure and White Wash of Black Women

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks helped spark a movement that would change this country forever. Yet, 59 years later Blacks continue to fight, bleed and sweat for their civil rights and humanity in this country. 59 years later, the same white supremacy that violated the rights and bodies of Black folk, is responsible […]

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Please Don’t Show me the Picture of the Boy Hugging the Police Officer

There’s a photo that’s gone viral of a young boy hugging a police offer at a Ferguson protest in Portland. The Oregonian dubbed it “The Hug Heard Round the World”. Others, including myself, are not so impressed. Exploring the context behind the picture, its not as sweet as some would like to believe. The 11 […]

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11 Empowering & Inspiring Black Women to Follow on Twitter

  Black Twitter, a word started as an inside  joke by the black community to describe Black twitter users, has become a buzzword in the past few years. Black twitter has shown its power over social media by starting many trending hashtags. Many of those very hashtags have dealt with race, sex, gender and sexuality. […]

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Soft Serve Racism & The Cowardice of the Hood Prank

Twitter leads you to terrible things. Some of the most racist, misogynistic, xenophobic, and homophobic thoughts find themselves in its ethereal pool of consciousness. Still, I found myself taken aback by one in particular. This video known as Nerd Raps In The Hood. The reason why it even caught my eye is due to the […]

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New ‘Young Love’ Series by Matthew Cherry to Hit Max Screens in September

Matthew Cherry’s new series, Young Love, is headed to MAX on Sept. 21. The animated show is based on the characters introduced in the Oscar winning short film, Hair Love. “Filled with comedy and heart, the all-new Max Original animated series Young Love is an honest look into the world of the Young family–including millennial parents Stephen and Angela, their daughter […]

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Teen faces indictment in racist murder attempt at Cape Cod pond

A 14-year-old white male has been formally charged with attempted murder, following allegations that he tried to drown a Black minor in what authorities believe was a racially motivated attack. According to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office, these charges were filed against the adolescent, whose identity remains undisclosed but is recognized by the […]

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DeSantis receives backlash after racist killings in Jacksonville

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis faced backlash and a resounding chorus of boos during a vigil held to honor the victims of a racially motivated shooting. The incident occurred in Jacksonville, where hundreds had gathered on Sunday to commemorate the three individuals who lost their lives in the attack. DeSantis was compelled to step away from […]

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Jersey City man struggling with mental health issues shot, killed by police

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is investigating an incident where a Jersey City police officer fatally shot a mentally ill man. Officers responded to an EMS call for assistance at a home on Randolph Avenue, near Garfield Avenue, in the Bergen-Lafayette section of the city shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, according to […]

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The Global Homogeneous Monolith of White Supremacy Racism

The recent dehumanization by law enforcement of University of Virginia (UVA) student, Martese Johnson, exposes a harsh truth. White Supremacy Anti-Blackness racism neither recognizes nor respects black humanity as also complete human beings. No parallel to whiteness is allowed. During the exchange with the pub staff and Virgina Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) agents […]

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