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

light skin, dark skin, colorism, hatred, self hatred, complexion, black men, black women, dating, relationships, privilege, Latinos,

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

Eve Jeffers, Aaron Kaplan, the neighbors, Eve the rapper, Maximillion Cooper, billionaire, ABC, sitcom, Barbershop, actress, comedy, interracial,

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.

Gabrielle Turnquest, lawyer, barrister, United Kingdom, England, history, Virginia, University of Virginia, fashion, world record, Bahamas, international, college, higher education, successful black girl, teenager,

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

DJ Envy, parents, aspirations, motivation, reading, Twitter, Zaire Holmes, college, dance, competition, Academy Award, producer, Houston, Texas, TX, Miley Cyrus, Juicy J, scholarship, twerking, black girl, hip hop, urban, trippy, Twitter, WSHH, world star hip hop, drugs, ghetto,

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!

Doyin Richards, baby, biracial, viral, daddy, fatherhood, black men, children, Baby Bjorn, viral, racist, hate mail, blogger,

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

Viviana Gunn, Brandon Gunn, Jordan Gunn, abuse, arrest, torture, beating, child abuse, whipping, pipe, rescue, court, husband, wife, brother in law

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...]

Iconic Tuesday: May I Interest You In This Awesome Pinterest?

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Oh, Kittens! I've been a bad, bad, girl. I stumbled across this AMAZING Pinterest board days ago and have been been agonizing over whether or not I … [Read more...]

Message to the Lurkers: Not All of Us Are Preaching to the Choir

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I know there are Hella people that come through here to read, and I understand like anywhere else, its hard to step out of your safe corner and make … [Read more...]

Village Voice Exposes R. Kelly and Our Willingness to Ignore The Sexual Assault of Black Females

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If you are one of those unfortunate types that still find wonderment in the music of R Kelly then you have my condolences. Above and beyond the issue … [Read more...]