End Racial Descriptions in Crime Alerts – What the Cuss?

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(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

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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...]

Swirling In History – Colonial, Antebellum, Reconstruction and Beyond

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It is no secret that black women have been marrying interracially for centuries although some folks may want us to think otherwise.  It is simple … [Read more...]

New Target App Gives Cartwheel-Worthy Deals: More Than Just Coupons for Processed Food

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I'm really proud of myself that at the end of 2013, I had kept my New Year's resolution. I think I had success because I didn't give myself some long, … [Read more...]

YAAAEESS! Bruno Mars Is a Multi-racial Dose of Deliciousness!

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Okay, the game was a complete blowout, and it seems as if the Seahawks were the only ones who showed up to play and actual game. The highlight, hands … [Read more...]

Such a Shame; Such a Waste…Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dead at 46

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Do you ever notice that the most brilliant amongst us are often slaves to their own internal torment? I was shocked to hear that Philip Seymour … [Read more...]

Does Al Gore Believe African Women’s Fertility Rates Will Cause Global Warming?

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You'd think so if you listened to conservative media sites. Take a look at this snippet from Human Events: Gore said such efforts to manage African … [Read more...]

How About THIS Version of the Cheerios Super Bowl Commercial?

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Hey all, check out another version of the Cheerios Super Bowl commercial that's taking America by storm, featuring The Hubster, and my two youngest … [Read more...]

Beyonce (the Album) Review: Why this Church Girl Loves Bey and the Book of Knowles-Carter

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Did y’all catch that Grammy performance?  Dayum.  I thought she had lost it as she had be gone for a minute, but we should never count King Bey out.  … [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...]