Culture

The George Lopez Incident Reminds Me of the Time a Mexican-American Man Told Me to “Eat a Sh*t, B*tch”

A few weeks ago while scrolling through a multicultural pro-civil rights Facebook group I came across a post by a Mexican-American group member. It was a meme encouraging black and Mexican people to work together to take over America. I... Continue Reading

St. Louis Mayoral Candidate Tishaura Jones Reads Her Local Paper for Filth for Its Racist Coverage

Tishaura Jones is currently the treasurer of the city of St. Louis — the first woman to hold that role. She is a committed and skilled public servant, revamping the city’s parking meter system, introducing a college savings program for... Continue Reading

Five Realities of Being a Light-Skinned Token

It’s 2017, and colorism is clearly alive and well. We know this, although some refuse to acknowledge or admit it. Some don’t think it’s important because at the end of the day, to most, being black will trump the color... Continue Reading

20 Stunning Black Maternity Photoshoots

In light of Beyonce’s belly bump making headlines (from her symbolic maternity shoot to her powerful Grammys performance), we have decided to do a roundup of black maternity photos across social media. Regal. Powerful. Stunning. These are the words that... Continue Reading

A Few Thoughts About the Recently Discovered Photo of a Younger Harriet Tubman

A recently unveiled photo shows Harriet Tubman circa 1865 – 1868. The petite Tubman (who stood at 5 feet) is seated, wearing a fitted blouse and full skirt, with her hair parted down the middle and pulled back. According to... Continue Reading

Halle Berry Speaks Candidly About Her Three Failed Marriages

In a Q&A in Los Angeles on Saturday, the Halle Berry spoke candidly on the ending of her marriages. From People.com; “I have learned to deal with three failed marriages, which has not been easy, especially when there’s children involved,”... Continue Reading

Solange Speaks Out After Beyonce is Snubbed for Album of the Year at the Grammys

Yesterday I caught some flak for calling Adele’s 25 “boring-ass” compared to Beyonce’s genre-blending visual concept album Lemonade… I stand by it. Not because Adele is not an amazing singer — she is. Not because her album wasn’t good —... Continue Reading

ABC Casts Rachel Lindsay as its First Black Bachelorette

ABC has announced the first black bachelorette in the show’s 15-year history. Every season the leading lady for The Bachelorette is chosen based on the runner-up or fan favorite from The Bachelor. This time 31 year-old Texas lawyer Rachel Lindsey won viewers’ hearts and... Continue Reading

[Video] Beyonce, Pregnant With Twins, Slayed Her Grammys Performance

Does this mean Beyonce’s still going perform at Coachella this spring? Because clearly pregnancy does not prevent her from putting on a show-stopping performance. See it below. Ladies, what do you think of the performance? Continue Reading

5 Facts About Tiera Guinn, The 22 Year Old Black MIT Student Who’s Already a NASA Engineer

At 22 years old, Tiera Guinn is a Rocket Structural Design and Analysis Engineer for Boeing, working in conjunction with NASA to create a space launch system. Let that sink in… Here are 5 things to know about this black... Continue Reading

Amandla Stenberg Responds to Criticism for Playing a Nazi’s Love Interest in Latest Film Role

Amandla Stenberg’s latest project hasn’t hit theaters yet, and it’s already stirring up a fair amount of controversy. The film Where Hands Touch, for which Stenberg had to shave her head, is an interracial love story set in Nazi Germany.... Continue Reading

Queen Sugar Actor Kofi Siriboe Responded Perfectly When a Fan Chastised Him For Praising Black Women

After Queen Sugar actor Kofi Siriboe tweeted powerful words about his love and respect for his mother and all black women fans responded with appreciation, but predictably some (not the black ones…) were upset. Kofi: my beautiful mother is every... Continue Reading

I Never Thought I’d Meet My Husband On a Dating Site, But I Did

Almost three years ago, I met the love of my life – my husband – on an internet dating site. Call it fate. Call it chance. All I know is that I never imagined that I would meet my life... Continue Reading

‘Atlanta’ Star LaKeith Stanfield Blasts Driver for Denigrating Black Women

LaKeith Stanfield, who stars as Darius in Atlanta (and has appeared in a string of critically acclaimed films including Selma, Straight Outta Compton, Miles Ahead, War Machine and Crown Heights) took to Snapchat to recall a conversation he had with... Continue Reading

White Comedienne Nikki Glaser Angrily Blames Oprah for Not Turning White Women Against Trump

In today’s edition of ‘some folks will go to great lengths to blame black folks for shit they had nothing to do with’ standup comedienne Nikki Glaser is blaming Donald Trumps’ win on… Orpah Winfrey. Glaser, who recently had a... Continue Reading