You Tried It: On Unsuitable Men Hiding Behind “Feminism”


In my previous article on the whole "gold digger" meme, I said the following: It is really tiring to me when I see people throwing [the word gold … [Read more...]

Talking To My Bi-Racial Kids About Black History Month

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On the outside looking in, folks might think being in an interracial marriage means we're obsessed with discussing race. We're not. We're just like … [Read more...]

What We Thought All Along! Internet Trolls are Sociopaths, Narcissists, and Sadists

internet, sociopaths, comments, blogs, mods, narcissists, sadists, audience, research, hate speech, harassment, black women, abuse, verbal, anonymous, Youtube, dangerous, low intelligence,

And people wonder why we moderate the hell out of this blog.  This just in from Slate... In the past few years, the science of Internet … [Read more...]

The Sad Story of Sandra Laing: A tale of White Privilege, Rejection and Fetishism

Sophie Okonedo, mixed marriage, culture, relationships, blended families, swirling, Africa, international, documentary, society, sandra laing, apartheid, economics, class, black women, laws, rules, racism,

Have you heard of Sandra Laing? Her story, though originating in apartheid South Africa, will likely resonate with us here.  From the Guardian: The … [Read more...]

Parisian Figure Skating Pair Vanessa James and Morgan Cipris are Hot Enough to Melt the Ice

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The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are underway, which, for ice skating aficionado's means multiple chances to watch lithe athletic women being hoisted in … [Read more...]

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...]

How Much, If Anything, Do the Beneficiaries of Profits From Slavery Owe to the Descendants of Former Slaves?

Benedict Cumberbatch, 12 Years a Slave, plantation, economics, reparations, slavery, benefit, rich, history, equality, blacks, descendants, finance, Caribbean,

Turns out Benedict Cumberbatch's fine arse is the descendant of plantation owners who got super from owning sugar-cane producing plantation in the … [Read more...]

End Racial Descriptions in Crime Alerts – What the Cuss?

law, politics, race, equality, crime, racial profiling, prison, suspect, stereotypes, University of Minnesota,

(credit: CBS)   There has been a recent uproar at the University of Minnesota because a black student was misidentified as a burglary suspect.  … [Read more...]

OK, So You Possibly Hate (Or Love) Beyoncé’s New Album, But At Least You Now Know Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Is

feminism, music, media, Beyonce, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian, entertainment,

She deserves the hype. And by "she," I'm referring to Nigerian feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Beyoncé's recent eponymous album--and the … [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...]