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How Kids Really Feel About The New Diverse Barbie Dolls

In January, Mattel announced three new body types for Barbie, as well as different skin colors and hair styles. BuzzFeed had kids check out the new dolls, and their reviews prove that representation truly matters. In a video on BuzzFeed Yellow, kids examined the petite, tall and curvy dolls with various skin colors and hair styles. Show More Summary

Tef Poe - "Message To Macklemore (#52weeks)"

'Tef Poe—the St. Louis MC, writer and co-founder of HandsUpUnited—just dropped "Message to Macklemore" in response to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' top-selling "White Privilege II." The powerful response record is part of Poe's #52Weeks campaign which has him recording 52 new freestyles over 52 weeks.' -- Bakari Kitwana for Colorlines

12 Adorable Valentines To Give Your Best Friend

Valentine's Day may be widely recognized as a holiday that celebrates romantic love, but that doesn't mean you can't use the day to appreciate all the loves in your life, including your best friends. Below is a sampling of some of the...Show More Summary

DAB: Cam Newton and the Threat of the White Gaze

Over the course of the last season, much has been said about the Carolina Panther's MVP, Cam Newton. He has a sizzle reel of highlights often parading his prowess, talent, and athletic ability on the gridiron for all of America to watch...Show More Summary

Appropriation, Capitalism, Blackness and Beyoncé

The tragic consequence of being a megastar is possessing a cult-like following that doesn't question or challenge your decisions. It's a blind allegiance that will shield one from seeing possible deception and manipulation. In the world of celebrity "standom," Beyoncé's "Bey-Hive" is one of the strongest on the planet. Show More Summary

Naomi Campbell Wears Basically A Bra And Underwear On The Red Carpet

The "Zoolander 2" premiere in New York City Tuesday night turned out to be the biggest fashion event of 2016 thus far, so of course Naomi Campbell, who appears in the trailer, had to be there. The supermodel arrived wearing a look from...Show More Summary

Here's What Will Smith Really Thinks About Janet Hubert Now

Will Smith and Janet Hubert’s longstanding feud may have finally hit a positive note. On Monday during an interview with BBC Radio 1Xtra, Smith shared his thoughts on his former "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" costar and credited Hubert...Show More Summary

Beyoncé Has Always Been Political -- You Just Didn't Notice

 When Beyoncé dropped "Formation" over the weekend, it was an exciting, exuberant, and decidedly political celebration of blackness.The song, and its video, were lauded for proving that Beyoncé is "woke," and fully plugged into what it means to be a black woman in America. Show More Summary

Five Ways To Explore Tokyo Just Like Rev Run

Navigating your way around a foreign country can be "Tricky." Thanks to Rev Run (who else?), exploring Tokyo, Japan just got a little easier. The Rev documented a trip to Japan with his family for his Travel Channel show "Rev Runs Around...Show More Summary

Dear Hollywood: Michael Jackson Was Black (and Proud)

The casting of a white man as Michael Jackson in a TV series set in 2001 is more than unnerving. It is actually a complete contradiction of who MJ was in 2001 and throughout his life. The year 2001 was a year, that if you look and listen to Jackson himself, he was nothing but a black man ringing the alarm about racism in the music industry. Show More Summary

Buju And the Deportee Narrative (Things Change)

The lyrics of Freddie McGregor's Big Ship rocked out in my head as I boarded the massive Norwegian Pearl cruise liner. It was a rainy Saturday afternoon in South Beach Miami. The lyrics were particularly fitting as I was about to embark...Show More Summary

#BlackOscarBait: On The Importance of Casting

For the second year in a row there were zero actors of colour nominated for… The post #BlackOscarBait: On The Importance of Casting appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop culture.

Do It For the Vine: Race, Performance, and Microvideo

I’m absolutely addicted to Vine. The six second microvideo platform debuted to great fanfare in… The post Do It For the Vine: Race, Performance, and Microvideo appeared first on Racialicious - the intersection of race and pop cultur...

Remembering Maurice White the Historian

With Maurice White's recent passing I find myself reflecting not only on what White meant as an artist, but also what he meant for black people; a people that are in many ways still struggling with the question of our identity and precisely who we are as a people. Show More Summary

Beyoncé Opens Up About Her 'Iconic' 2013 Super Bowl Performance

When Beyoncé took the stage for the Super Bowl XLVII in 2013, she made sure Bey-forehand that her performance would be unforgettable. "I knew I had to make the best of the moment," the "Formation" singer said in an interview with CBS on Feb. Show More Summary

'Formation' Doesn't Include Me. And That's Just Fine

Yesterday, in a moment she perfectly choreographed, Beyoncé performed at the Super Bowl, while her "Formation" video looped continually on screens around the country. I was working on a commercial shoot in Santa Clara last week when news of its release rolled through social media. Show More Summary

Gloria Steinem Apologizes For Remarks About Young Female Sanders Supporters

On Friday night feminist activist and icon Gloria Steinem made a tone-deaf remark to Bill Maher on his show “Real Time with Bill Maher," implying that young women only support Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders becauseShow More Summary

Beyoncé Paid Subtle Homage To Michael Jackson During The Super Bowl

Beyoncé, queen of pop and life, took the field at the Super Bowl Pepsi Halftime Show alongside some other musicians who don't matter as much.  Performing first her new single, "Formation," which dropped by surprise on Saturday alongShow More Summary

'For the Record: Storytelling and Conversating' with Kiese Laymon and Zandria F. Robinson

Author and Professor Kiese Laymon and noted Sociologist Zandria F. Robinson in conversation at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Laymon is the author the novel, Long Division and a collection of essays, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. Show More Summary

The Most Showstopping Super Bowl Halftime Outfits Of All Time

Let's face it, the Super Bowl isn't only about watching the best football players battle it out for the title of world champion. It's also the biggest music event of the year. The Super Bowl halftime show is a must-see moment no matter who is performing. Show More Summary

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