racism

Oh, Papa John, you’re out as chairman of the board of your own pizza company because you wanted to hearken back to a gentler time, a more simple time, a more racist time. But, fortunately for the rest of us, Papa John learned like many others in his position — you can and will get […]

If you’re going to compare the great Viola Davis to the gold standard actress Meryl Streep, you better be prepared to pay her the same amount of coins, honey. In a raw, brutally honest interview at Women of the World in Los Angeles, the revered Academy Award-winning actress refused to back down and stated, “I […]

There’s always more to a story than meets the eye, so you never know when the plot twist is coming. While the Internet was in an uproar after images of a little black boy modeling “Coolest Monkey in the Jungle” hoodie (dis)graced the H&M website, the chants of boycotts reverberated, the celebrity activism resounded, but […]

In news that you may have missed, an 86-year-old black man in South Carolina, Albert Chatfield, is now in intensive care after being tasered by police for what officials claim was for “his own good.” It all started on October 16 with calls that a man was driving erratically and the police initiated a traffic […]

So, the world is buzzing about Eminem’s extended freestyle rap against one Donald Trump at the 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards. In the most-talked about moment of the night, Eminem was a one-man show who set to lyrically destroy Trump as a man and a president, He called out the prez for racism, bigotry, pettiness, […]

Two seminal events inextricably linked to the Civil Rights Movement and forever emblazoned in history happened on August 28. On this date in 1955, a 14-year-old Emmett Till was savagely beaten and tortured for allegedly flirting with a white woman while visiting relatives in a deeply segregated Mississippi. The young teen’s horribly mutilated and battered […]

In honor of #WednesdayWisdom, let’s spread some of the wisdom, greatness, ingenuity and courage always sprinkled with a dash of humor, of the late, great Mr. Dick Gregory who passed away this past weekend. On hate: “I never learned hate at home, or shame. I had to go to school for that.”   On segregation: “Last time […]

Bringing his big screen swagger to the small screen, John singleton has scored another hit with FX’s “Snowfall.” With all of the splash, edginess, high-octane drama and OMG moments reminiscent of his seminal “Boyz n the Hood,” the upcoming show chronicles the rise of the crack cocaine epidemic, notably in 1980’s South Central. With an […]

The recent Gilbert Arenas ignorance brought this to mind and while it might be a silly question, let’s go ahead and ask it: Why is it “acceptable” for black men to be dark but not black women? Why is there so much bias, vitriol and intolerance thrown toward dark black women? Why must dark black […]

The 5th anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s untimely death is fast approaching, and with it, we all should think about how the seminal event brought the issue of civil rights back into the forefront and the intended and unintended consequences. With all of the controversy surrounding the case and the subsequent acquittal of Martin’s shooter, George […]


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