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Famous Women On Why A Woman President Is A 'Revolution'

Paid family leave, a woman’s right to choose, equal pay for equal work and a woman in the White House? “This is what my revolution looks like.” At least that’s how Uzo Aduba, Taylor Schilling, Lea DeLaria, Lena Dunham, Rosie Perez and more feel ? and they’re speaking out about it in a new video supporting Hillary Clinton. Show More Summary

How to Be Less ‘Dangerous’ to White People

Black men are under attack. There may have been a time when that statement might have sounded like an exaggeration, but with headlines about men of color being shot, killed and falsely accused of crimes becoming almost daily occurrences, the reality of that declaration slowly begins to sink in. While women of color are not […]

Hip-Hop Legend Big Daddy Kane On The Music Biz, Brooklyn Gentrification And Trump

Big Daddy Kane, who epitomizes Brooklyn rap music from the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, recently performed in downtown Brooklyn’s Albee Square as part of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership’s 10th Anniversary Celebration. During the past...Show More Summary

Rihanna Cast In Iconic 'Psycho' Role For 'Bates Motel' TV Series

What’s her name? Marion Crane. Rihanna is set to star as the ill-fated shower taker in the fifth and final season of A&E’s “Bates Motel,” securing her most high-profile foray into acting to date. The pop star’s casting was unveiled on...Show More Summary

The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?...Show More Summary

Breaion King's Arrest Reminds Us Black Women Face Police Brutality, Too

There are many disturbing moments in the video of Breaion King’s arrest by two Austin police officers last year. The video, which surfaced this week in the wake of a new investigation into the incident, shows officer Bryan Richter violently...Show More Summary

Drake Disses, Kobe Wishes: The Top 5 Pettiest Moments This Week

I’m not sure if the petty moon has eclipsed the sun of righteousness or if the winds of petty have swayed to and fro, but it has been quite a week of pettiness. I can’t recall another week when all the petty gods unleashed their wrath, but it feels like Petty LaBelle and Petty Pendergrass […]

The Big Problem With Ivanka Trump Calling Her Dad ‘Colorblind'

Ivanka Trump is known as much for intelligence as she is for her beauty, and Thursday night at the RNC, her intelligence shined through in a well-written, expertly-delivered, unimaginably shrewd speech where she introduced her father,...Show More Summary

Leslie Jones Has This Very Important Message For Her Racist Twitter Trolls

To all the people who recently trolled Leslie Jones on Twitter, she has something to say. “Hate speech and freedom of speech,” the actress said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” Thursday, are “two different things.” Watch the clip below: The...Show More Summary

Ted Cruz Defies GOP, Won’t Endorse Trump, Is Gangsta

The Republican convention has been hard to watch this week, and not just because of the loud gaudy hunger games like banners floating across the stage. The convention, which is supposed to highlight what the Republican Party has to offer the American people, (and demonstrate unity) has failed at almost every level. First you have […]

A$AP Rocky Is Right; He Should Stick to Fashion and Drugs. Police Brutality and Racism Are Not His Forte

Like many celebrities who wrongly employ the phrase as a means of evading responsibility for their actions, A$AP Rocky doesn’t seem to know exactly what “taken out of context” means. There are not many ways to interpret, “What the f–k am I, Al Sharpton now? I’m A$AP Rocky. I did not sign up to be […]

More Than Microaggression: The Danger of White Obliviousness 

I recently accompanied an artist friend to an out-of-town festival where he was exhibiting. As a photographer, he’s generally in the minority at these events; as a black man whose passion is creating narrative portraits of black and brown people, even more so. For this particular show, he confessed that he’d had to carefully curate […]

The Elephant In The Room & Police Violence

After several days of much maligning of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement with regard to recent police shootings, I think it is time to address the (blue) elephant in the room. As a retired, twenty-year veteran sergeant of the Los...Show More Summary

Abuelabnb Is Just Like Airbnb But With Questionable Perks

There’s no need to be homesick while traveling... just stay at an Abuelabnb. Comedian Juan Bago and Dominican comedy troupe, Room 28, recently gave viewers a glimpse of what it’d be like if abuelas ran Airbnb in a new Flama video. Bago...Show More Summary

Nikki Giovanni on Her Friend Nina Simone: If She Were Here, She’d Be Wearing a ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirt

The documentary The Amazing Nina Simone, by filmmaker Jeff L. Lieberman, provides an intimate look at the life of singer Nina Simone, who combined art with activism. Often called the voice of the civil rights movement, Simone made songs, including  “Mississippi Goddam,” that spoke to the turbulence of the time and the brutal fight for civil […]

Jesse Williams Just Won The Melania Trump Hashtag Game

After Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech at the Republican National Convention, Twitter went off using the hashtag #MelaniaTrumpFamousQuotes, attributing some of the world’s most famous lines to the former...Show More Summary

Meet Simone Biles, America's New Gymspiration

If you don’t know Simone Biles’ name yet, you will by the end of this summer. The 19-year-old Texas gymnast is one of Team USA’s best bets for multiple gold medals in Rio. She’s the anchor of the women’s gymnastics team and the first...Show More Summary

For Colored People…When the Republican Convention Gets to Be Too Much: A Drinking Game

Stephen Colbert has a bingo card to play during the Republican National Convention. But for women and people of color watching this year’s RNC, it’s going to be a long, hard slog with more than a few cringe-inducing and drink-worthy moments. Ways to survive the madness: Take a sip … every time anyone says, “Barack […]

Here's The Real Origin Of The Word 'Yas'

The word “yas” is everywhere. It’s on our favorite TV shows, strewn throughout social media, on podcasts - you name it, it’s all over the place. People have been murmuring about the origin of the word for years. Some have attributedShow More Summary

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