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Where Are the Black Romeos?

Lately it seems like the one segment of society that broadcast networks are loathe to affirm in a dominant time slot it’s that of a stable, intact and even affluent Black family, especially one anchored by a Black man.

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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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Here We Go Again: Backlash Over TV One Sitcom Calls It ‘A Wrap’ On Black Women

TV One has a new sitcom about a ‘family curse’ that results in the women having unplanned pregnancies on their 16th birthdays. Does this make Black women look as dumb as rocks? Nope, and here’s why:

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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 Did #OscarsSoWhite Get So Messy?

Since this is the second year of exclusively white Oscar snubs, Jada Pinkett Smith thinks that doing not much is not an option, and some think she took to social media to do too much.

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Thanksgiving With Black Families

Updated: Found this hash tag on Twitter today,  #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies … When you head to the fridge for the leftovers ya Grandma packed up for you#ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies pic.twitter.com/B2qB1PvkZv — Xaytone (@XLNB) November 28, 2015 It ain't over #ThanksgivingClapBack #ThanksgivingWithBlackFamilies pic.twitter.com/rmAM8dA4EM — A. Cedric Armstrong (@cedteaches) November 27, 2015 I can't deal 😂😂 y'all have NO CHILL #ThanksgivingClapBack […]

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The Regressive Thinking Behind Rachel Dolezal’s Scam

One of the greatest aspects of living in North Jersey is its multiculturalism. You don’t have to try very hard or go very far to run into people of every description. Integration helps us to coexist as we are, without the pressure to stop calling ourselves Black, white, mixed, Asian or what have you. Someone should have explained […]

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An Antique Photo, A Lingering Question

While flipping through Flickr, I came across this antique photo of what appears to be an interracial American couple. They seem to be well to do, judging by the smart cut of his suit, and her fashionably billowy sleeves. And she made sure to tell her ladies’ maid, or whoever assisted her, to do her […]

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IR Couples Have to Laugh at Themselves Sometimes

I watch Sleepy Hollow on FOX. I do. The show hooked me in its first season last year, because it was bat-shit crazy and lots of fun. Rather, it used to be loads of fun in the first season. But then the writers took things too seriously, all kinds of overwrought drama ensued in the second […]

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Sex and Living Single, In Accra

A few months ago a friend of mine texted me a link to a Web series, “An African City,” a scripted Web series that followed the lives of five West African women returnees. They strive to manage successful careers, balance cultural traditions with “First World” sensibilities, and of course, look for love. I’m looking for more […]

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