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Mark Ruffalo Answered The Sexist Questions Scarlett Johansson Typically Gets During Press Interviews

Scarlett Johansson (similar to many other female celebrities) has to field a lot of sexist questions during press interviews. (Examples here, here and here.) In a recent interview however, the types of questions typically reserved for...Show More Summary

Contempt of Cop & Deadly Force

Don't Be a Victim of Contempt of Cop. photo courtesy latimes.com Beatriz Paez is just one of the many recent victims of what I like to call "Contempt of Cop"; fortunately, Paez lived to talk about her encounter. Ms. Paez witnessed plain clothes officers detaining several individuals at gunpoint and decided to record the incident on her cell phone. Show More Summary

Go With the 'Fro

I was in eighth grade when James Brown declared, "I'm black and I'm proud." And so while white sistahs were "burning bras," many of my sistahs were refusing to "burn" their hair anymore. Yes, our follicles were free at last -- no more hot combs, no more perms. Show More Summary

Unhappy Gilmore: Native American Actors and Activists Protest New Adam Sandler Project

By Arturo R. García If Adam Sandler thought his brand of “humor” would keep getting a pass in 2015, the past few days have surely disabused him of that notion. As Indian Country Today Media Network reported, about a dozen Native American...Show More Summary

'Bye Felicia' Actress, Angela Means Kaaya, Talks 20-Year Anniversary Of 'Friday'

The cultural phenomenon that is “Bye Felicia” may have reached peak popularity in recent years -- but its ascendance began exactly 20 years ago. Originally coined by Ice Cube’s character “Craig” in the 1995 comedy “Friday,” the dismissive...Show More Summary

Isaiah Washington: A Silicon Valley Hotel Racially Profiled Me 'For Being An Uppity Negro With A Cigar'

Isaiah Washington told HuffPost Live on Thursday that he was "racially profiled in Silicon Valley" on Saturday, April 18. Washington explained to HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill that he was at a "very nice hotel, just last Saturday, smoking a cigar," when a security guard approached and asked for his name. Show More Summary

Ice Cube Reflects On 'Friday' 20 Years Later, Reveals Details About Final 'Friday' Sequel

Twenty years ago this weekend, “Friday” was released in theaters. Directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister and John Witherspoon among others, the film follows Craig and Smokey (played...Show More Summary

It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman… It’s a Taco!

Remember the MexiCannon? Well, that is nothing compared to what American engineers have come up with now. Meet the Taco Cannon. According to a report on KETV7 Omaha (which apparently is a real city) the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks will soon introduce a taco cannon to ‘spice up’ their … Continue reading ?

A Day In The Life Of A 5-Month-Old, As Told By One Hilarious Dad

In the latest installment of his "New Father Chronicles," hilarious dad and video blogger La Guardia Cross presents "A Day in the Life of a 5-Month-Old." On an ordinary April day, the dad filmed his 5-month-old daughter Amalah as she went about her daily routine. Show More Summary

Televangelist Creflo Dollar Defends His Plans For $65 Million Private Jet: 'I Dare You To Tell Me I Can't Dream'

Jesus Christ needed just two feet and some good will to spread his Gospel message throughout the world. Televangelist Creflo Dollar apparently can’t do it flying coach. The popular preacher blasted “the enemy” for criticizing his dream...Show More Summary

Laci Green On The Problem With Reclaiming The Word 'Bitch'

“Is it time for us to ditch the word ‘bitch’ or should we all just stop bitching about it?" So begins Laci Green in a new video for her MTV YouTube series "Braless." Green dives into the controversial debate about the word "bitch" and...Show More Summary

Flawless: Racial Bias in Beauty

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but the beauty and entertainment industries have systematically crafted the lens through which Americans see others and themselves. Throughout history, African-Americans have suffered from incredible efforts to destroy any hope for positive self-concept or imagery. Show More Summary

Beyoncé And Jay Z's Rumored Joint Album Reportedly To Premiere On Tidal

It may be time to actually sign up for Tidal. The long-rumored Beyoncé and Jay Z joint album will reportedly be released exclusively on Tidal, according to DJ Skee. The host of Skee TV revealed last September that the couple was working on an album together. Show More Summary

Mea Culpa: Let’s Try This Again…

by The Racialicious Team Yeah, we know. You can say it– we won’t be insulted: It’s been a pretty quiet few months here at Racialicious. And by ‘quiet’ we really mean dead aside from the occasional burst of entertainment driven genius from our managing editor, Arturo Garcia. Show More Summary

#HereForCookie: Empire & Hip-Hop Reparations

#HereForCookie: Empire and Hip-Hop Reparations by Simone C. Drake | @SimoneCDrake | NewBlackMan (in Exile) There is perhaps no better litmus test for race relations and the continuing perseverance of anti-blackness in the United States...Show More Summary

LisaRaye McCoy: Let A Black Girl Do A Sex Tape And Her Career Is Ruined

From her divorce to former Premier of Turks & Caicos, Michael Misick, to her public fall out with actor Duane Martin, LisaRaye McCoy’s personal life has drawn quite a bit of controversy in tabloids in recent years. Despite the hardships...Show More Summary

Officials Investigating After U.S. Marshal Rips Phone From Hands Of Recording Bystander

Officials are investigating a shocking video that purports to show a U.S. marshal destroying the phone of a recording bystander. The video was uploaded to YouTube on April 19 in South Gate, California, within Los Angeles County. In the...Show More Summary

Before Dyson and West: Remembering Black Luminaries’ ‘Rap Battles’

So you think the Michael Eric Dyson article on Cornel West in the New Republic is a tough one? As well as his tell-all interview with The Root? If so, you must not remember the political cartoon from Muhammad Speaks (the newspaper Malcolm X founded in his basement), which was published during the time Malcolm X was publicly feuding with the Nation of Islam.

'Report It To Stop It' Campaign Empowers Women to Report Sexual Harassment On Transit

"The man in the grey suit is staring at you. Would you report it?" A new campaign called "Report It To Stop It" is tackling sexual harassment and assault on public transit by encouraging women to report unwanted behaviors. Created by...Show More Summary

'Orange Is The New Black' Releases Season 3 Clip As Show Gets Renewed For Fourth Season

Wednesday brings "Orange Is the New Black" fans some good news, and some much-debated news. Netflix renewed the comedy-drama for a fourth season, but also released a new clip from the upcoming third season about a character's fate. The...Show More Summary

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