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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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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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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My Top 10 Consignment Scores

A funny thing happened to my wardrobe after I got married, bought this house with Hubby, and we had a child. The amount of money I spent on myself dropped off dramatically, and I saw an inverse relationship between the amount of money I spent on my new clothing and accessories purchases, and the name-brand quality of […]

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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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America’s Real Race Problem Is Denial

A few months ago Americans started to toss around a catch phrase called “a conversation about race.” Well, this week a deranged, racist young man with strong delusions of restoring American democracy to its white supremacist glory did everything he could to provoke a conversation about race in this country, by slaughtering nine people who […]

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