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Don’t Be Surprised When Race Bending Comes Full Circle

I’m ambivalent about this whole “race bending” contagion spreading through the entertainment industry right now. When a Black actor wins a role from a screenplay where the race or ethnicity of a character hadn’t been established, that is a case of pure merit. I draw the line at switching the race of iconic characters whose backgrounds were clearly and reasonably understood.

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He Might Not Think You’re A Sex Worker. He Just Might Be Into You

In this personal essay, a Black woman tells Jezebel that she has resigned herself to having a lower chance at love, passion and companionship in the U.S. because of racist dating attitudes here. Is it fatalistic thinking now that Black women are confident in themselves more than ever?

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#BlackLivesMatter, Just Beware the Misogynegro

For reasons that no rational person will ever be able to work out, a specific strain of Black men have intensified their campaign of railing against an oppressive white regime, proclaiming that #BlackLivesMater, while promoting hatred of Black women.

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How Ya’ll Like Us Now?

“Weave, weave, we don’t care. Give them horses back their hair!” If you came of age in the 90s and the early millennium, you remember that chant. It was Black men’s favorite rebuttal to Black women who insisted on styling their hair with weaves, and a knee-jerk response against any female hostility they might incur for marrying out, particularly to […]

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Let’s All Keep Charles Barkley’s (Latest) Tirade in Context

There they go again, the outside world making it all but impossible for me to stay in my lane, mind my own business, and live a quiet mixed-family life. This time, Charles Barkley — not known to keep his highly charged opinions to himself — has weighed in on some intra-racial conflicts between a couple […]

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The Militants, the Handmaidens and the Liberated Sisters

My YouTube subscriber list is a lot more than just a source five- to 10-minute videos to kill time while I wait for a train or wait in line to pay at Target. It’s an entertainment option of choice that seriously competes with television and magazines as a source of cutting edge cultural news and opinion. So when I saw that […]

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Share of the Week: Watch “DEALING WITH LONELINESS” on YouTube

Patricia Bright is one of the sunniest aspects of life in the U.K., in my opinion. This week on her YouTube vlog, she gives 5 tips on how to overcome loneliness. That’s a great topic, especially for people who live in big cities. You might think that in bustling metropolises like London or New York […]

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