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So…Slavery Was More Benevolent When Africans...

People like to romanticize slavery between blacks from Africa, as if we were somehow more benevolent than the transcontinental slave trade. That Afric...
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Beyonce ‘Black Power’ Statement Perpet...

When I watched the Super Bowl half time show with my family and in-laws, it was pure comedy. Maxi was shushing me because I was squealing about Bruno ...
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The Oscars, Race, and the Boycott. Where Do You St...

As with last year, the nominations for the 2016 Oscars have produced howls of derision and severe criticism from industry professionals due once again...
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At What Point Will More Black Men Stand Up to Stre...

As I read the news of yet ANOTHER horrendous assault and murder of a black woman who had the audacity to rebuff the overtures of a dusty stranger who ...
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It Just Keeps Getting Worse: Brooklyn Teens Who Ga...

If this story doesn’t encapsulate the pervasiveness of sexual abuse and disregard for black girls and women in the hood, I don’t know what...
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Iman a Widow…David Bowie Dies of Cancer at A...

Beyond Black & White is sad to report that legendary rocker, David Bowie, has died of cancer. He was 69. A brief statement was issued on his Faceb...
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Dating Asian Men: A Different Kind of Colorism for...

  A a skin-lightening commercial that recently aired in Thailand about how whiteness is the only thing you need to “win” highlighted ...
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Maine Governor Paul LaPageReveals Uncomfortable Tr...

Maine isn’t exactly known as a bastion of diversity. It’s pretty darned homogenous to the extreme white of the melanin spectrum. Perhaps t...
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Where is N.O.W.?: Girl Kidnapped by Boko Haram Cap...

What I have seen with the Boko Haram has been more than a travesty, and it’s reason #487 why I’m glad I was born in a Western country. Mee...
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Mexico FINALLY Recognizes Afro-Mexicans

For the first time in history, Mexico has included Afro-Mexicans as “black” in the country’s census.  Afro-Mexicans, descendants ...
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Open Thread: What Went Wrong In Paris?

Like everyone else, my husband and I watched in horror as the news about the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris unfurled. It’s the worst att...
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Halle Berry Looks Fab at 50, Plans to Celebrate Bi...

Despite Halle’s ongoing relationship issues, one thing can not be disputed: this woman looks good! And at nearly 50, she’s aging quite wel...
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David Justice Speaks Out on Halle…I TOLD YOU...

Some of you were really, really upset that I didn’t take Halle’s side in her latest split. My main aim was for it to be a teachable moment...
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Ongoing Conflict in Sudan Proves Humans Will Alway...

CNN has reported that the ongoing conflict in Sudan based NOT on race, but ethnicity continues despite previous attempts to cease fire. Sadists are fo...
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