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This Is Making America Great?

I didn’t hold out the slightest bit of hope or optimism for the direction of the country since the reality TV host tossed his hat into the ring to become the nation’s 45th president of the United States. He painted a picture of a political establishment that enriched itself on the backs of decent, hard-working Americans, […]

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Black Twitter: Season 3, #BlackPlotTwists

Black people are never bored. That’s because we have everything: the Cradle of Mankind, the richest man in all of history, One of the greatest U.S. Presidents. What we don’t have is any chill whatsoever. And on that note, I turn the service over to Black Twitter.

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Ladies, We Need to Talk. About Graciousness

American society filled out Chivalry’s death certificate decades ago, presumably because any public behavior that put women in high regard and placed a high value on their comfort and well-being was supposed to be condescending and suspicious.

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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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NYTimes: David Bowie, the Legendary Musician, Has Died at 69

He was that strange, brilliant artist who did and said things to make us uncomfortable; to make us think. So I understand the widespread grief and shock at the passing of David Bowie.

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It’s A Swirlers’ Baby Boom!

If these parents are any indication of how biracial kids are being brought up, then we can expect a brighter future for this country, I think.

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Raising Dion: A new comic series reflecting America, and how it could be

Like most African-American women, I put down my last comic book at around the same time I reached for my first bottle of perfume, thinking that I was appropriately putting away childish things. Turns out I never really had to make that choice.

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Face it, racists: you wrecked our past and have no future

Moments after Star Wars devotees sniffled through watching the Star Wars VII trailer, they composed themselves and got onto social media to share their experience, they encountered this: #BoycottStarWarsVII. It’s a protest from a handful of racist White supremacists who cannot abide the idea that a Black man was cast as a storm trooper, that a white […]

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Role Model Roll Call: Amandla Stenberg

Hubby and I would like to think that our child will always view us, and the other loving and nurturing adults in our family, as the main role models in life. The truth is that she might one day lean much harder on what people closer to her age think about the world. In the digital age, that might almost certainly include people like this young lady, actress Amandla Stenberg.

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A Hotep’s MidSummer Night’s Dream

I am convinced that there is a small population of grown Black men out there who sleep in oversized cribs every night, passed out after guzzling a sippy cup of warm milk, and then snore loudly with visions of humiliated Black women dancing in their heads. Why else would a grown man spend time at his […]

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