Jenn M. Jackson Says, “Cheerios Commercial Philosophers, Have Several Seats”

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Originally posted on Water Cooler Convos. Several folks have reached out to me wondering my opinion about the Cheerios ad heard 'round the world in … [Read more...]

Women are Winning in the Workplace…Kind of

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The Pew Research Center released a report last week under the headline “Breadwinner Moms.” The census-based report detailed findings that 4 in 10 … [Read more...]

Expansion of Background Checks: Dead or on Delay?


The tragic and highly publicized issues with gun violence in this country have recently prompted huge debate in Congress.  Though originally centered … [Read more...]

Janelle Monáe Proves That a Brown Girl Can Be a Q.U.E.E.N.

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First, of all, I will just begin by saying, brown women everywhere, please stand up. Janelle Monáe released her new video this week for her single … [Read more...]

REVISITED in light of Trayvon Martin verdict

Black Murder Versus White Murder: Why Jamie Foxx Haters Represent More Than Racial Hatred

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This post was originally published on April 16, 2013. Temporarily pinned as relevant to the recent Trayvon Martin verdict.   DISCLAIMER: … [Read more...]

First Black/White Prom at Georgia High School Proves Race is Still an Issue

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Imagine this. It is 2013. You are a black high school student. You've grown up in the same county, with all the same friends, and in the same … [Read more...]

Did President Obama Owe Kamala Harris an Apology?

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Kamala Harris is a gorgeous, intelligent, and attractive black woman. The California Attorney General has been a long time supporter of President … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why The Old Aunt Viv Should Keep Her Mouth Closed


Originally posted on Water Cooler Convos by Daren W. Jackson Some people just don't know when they are out of their league. We first learned … [Read more...]

Old Rape, New Rape, Borrowed Rape, Blue Rape

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Reposted from Water Cooler Convos So, I have been on hiatus for a bit. And, I am sure you have all missed me. But, I have rebuked my hermit-ness to … [Read more...]

Why it Might Be Premature to Celebrate the Re-Authorization of the Violence Against Women Act


Just a few weeks ago, Congress laid the foundation to re-authorize the 1994 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Senate version of the bill, passing … [Read more...]