Guess Who’s Coming to the Prom? EBONY Magazine Releases Encouraging News About Teens and Interracial Dating

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Thank lawdbejeezus that today's teenagers don't have as many hangup about interracial relationships that the older folks seem to have. According to … [Read more...]

In Case You Missed It: Me, Gina from WAOD, and Dr. Yaba Blay Weigh in on the Supposed “Lupita Fetish”

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Let's discuss! … [Read more...]

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

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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?

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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...]

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...]

Has ‘Bridgegate’ Ruined New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s Political Career?

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Last September the traffic on the most traveled bridge in the world, the George Washington Bridge, slowed to a trickle for several days after lanes … [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...]

Ani DiFranco Cancels Retreat that Was To Be Held On Former Slave Plantation

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I was never a huge Ani DiFranco fan, but I loved (and still do love) her song "32 Flavors." DiFranco, a feminist (some would appendage the word "icon" … [Read more...]