Michonne…. The Magnificent (Or My Reason to Discuss Walking Dead and Danai Gurira)

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Yeah, baby!! I survived the season hiatus to tune in to watch the premier of The Walking Dead and so did Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. There was … [Read more...]

Chile Bye: Black Women Are More Than the Length of Their Hair

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I'm trying to get my life together and work on things more compelling in this second month of the new year and, dammit, if Facebook doesn't make it … [Read more...]

National Black HIV Awareness Day: Have You Been Tested?

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February 7th is National HIV Awareness Day. HIV/AIDS has claimed approximately 250,745 lives over the last five years. Though much less than the 80's … [Read more...]

Changing Lanes: Are Biracial People Wrong for Using The Power of Ambiguity to Their Advantage?

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On the heels of Super Bowl XLVIII that featured the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars we've got a plethora of articles regarding this mixed raced … [Read more...]

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine: The Lighter Side of the Colorism Coin

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The life of a light skinned Black female can be an amazingly confusing place. The fact of the matter is that I didn't necessarily understand my … [Read more...]

Eve Lands New Interracial Comedy Sitcom on ABC

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Well, well, well. Looks like Eve is having an awesome start to her 2014. With a billionaire at her side, and a refined and mature image these days, … [Read more...]

Be Inspired: Gabrielle Turnquest Passes Bar At 17 And Breaks 600 Year Old Record in the U.K.

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I just got wind of this news coming from across the pond, and it is the perfect example of what young Black women can achieve when given the … [Read more...]

Ciara Gets the Ring: Joins #TeamBabyMomma of B-List Urban Producer With Child Support Issues

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You may or may not have heard of the singer Ciara, if you didn't, don't be alarmed. She's known in Hip Hop to be the muse of Missy Elliot who rose to … [Read more...]

Rapper Juicy J Awards 50K Twerking Scholarship: Proves a Point About the Hypocrisy of Urban Entertainers

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You've probably never heard of the rapper Juicy J, and for that you should be grateful, because his music is by far some of the most nonsensical and … [Read more...]

Black Father Gets Racist Hate Mail & Goes Viral…Because He’s Taking CARE OF HIS KIDS!

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This story has appeared several times in my Facebook feed. Apparently Black fathers can't do anything right when it comes to their kids. I don't buy … [Read more...]

Married Couples Abuse Kids Too: Wife Tortures Teen Family Member Receives 31 Years in Prison

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I get a certain type of hot under the collar when I read about child abuse. Having been raised in foster care, I recall many nights of being woken … [Read more...]