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Amber Rose’s Feminist Credentials Questioned After She Clowns Fan Who Was Molested as a Child

Last night Amber Rose asked fans to share their confessions in a Instagram Live session she did with bestie Blac Chyna. The session was casual — Rose, Chyna and a few other friends drank and laughed as fans called in... Continue Reading

‘It Rubbed Salt in a Very Deep Wound in Our Community’; Woman from Lance Gross’ Infamous Holiday Photo Speaks Out

Over the holiday a couples photo of Lance Gross, his wife Rebecca and their friends went viral, sparking widespread debate on color and gender. In the photo, Gross and Rebecca sit with three other couples, all featuring light-skinned women. At... Continue Reading

When Welfare Queens Were White

I will never forget doing a group project in high school and being the only woman of color. The team consisted mostly of middle class white guys who were cool for the most part. But on occasion they weren’t. They... Continue Reading

Baby Beyonce is Blue Ivy’s Twin in This Throwback Photo

Exhibit A: Baby Beyonce Exhibit B: Blue Ivy in July 2016 Blue Ivy in September 2015 Conclusion? Twinsies! Continue Reading

Woman Who Originated #BlackGirlMagic Speaks Out: ‘Round the Way Girls are Being Left Out’

Cashawn Thompson is responsible for making ‘Black Girl Magic’ a mainstream expression. In a 2015 LA Times interview she explained why she started using the hashtag on Twitter in 2013; “I say ‘magic’ because it’s something that people don’t always... Continue Reading

[Pics] Hundreds Attend the Cape Town Natural Hair Festival in South Africa

The Cape Town Natural Hair Festival, held on December 18, is a beautiful reminder that the normalization of natural hair continues globally. The event was organized by Cape Town Naturally, a group dedicated to celebrating and educating about natural hair.... Continue Reading

[Pic] ‘Slavery Was Legal, Can You Blame Them?’ School Assignment Encouraging Black 9 yo to Rationalize Slavery Goes Viral

Blacks in America are still feeling the well-documented effects of slavery, Jim Crow and racist housing, education and banking policies. And yet, in American classrooms across the country, educators continue to instruct black children to minimize or ignore slavery altogether.... Continue Reading

[Video] National Geographic Releases Incredible Footage of Self-Sustaining All-Black 1920s Town

As black hubs all over the country struggle against gentrification and rising housing prices, it’s heartening to remember that, for a moment of American history, blacks were actively creating self-contained and self-sustaining communities. The southern state of Oklahoma was a... Continue Reading

This 56-Year-Old Woman Took Up Pole Dancing to Find Herself After Losing Everything

Makeda Smith may be 56 years old, but her physicality exudes youth. The grandmother and business owner came across pole dancing by sheer coincidence (or fate) and has proven that “age ain’t nothing but a number” when it comes to... Continue Reading

‘Colorism Activist’ Plans to Launch Magazine That Will Only Feature Dark-Skinned Women

A self-described “colorism activist” who posts online under the moniker Chrissie is planning to launch a magazine featuring only dark-skinned women. Chrissie is currently raising money for the magazine, to be named Divine Dark Skin, and is at $1300 of... Continue Reading

The Story Behind This Iconic Image of a Black Woman Pushing Aside a National Guardsman’s Bayonet

She speaks to many of us — a black woman, dressed in a buttoned shirt and jeans, pushing aside a National Guardsman’s bayonet as though to say ‘I ain’t got time for this shit.’ But who was she? Her name... Continue Reading

5 Facts About Naomi Campbell’s “Daughter” Ryan Destiny

A few days ago, supermodel Naomi Campbell posted a selfie with a stunning young woman and captioned it “My baby girl, my daughter @ryandestiny watch tonight @staronfox at 9pm #rosespenceriscoming @theoriginalbigdaddy @queenlatifah @lennykravitz” This had some folks scratching their heads,... Continue Reading

White Atlanta Hawks General Manager Jokes About His ‘Angry Black Wife’

Sports site DeadSpin recently publicized remarks from a meeting between Atlanta Hawks general manager Wes Wilcox and about 200 season ticket holders. As the ticket holders peppered him with questions about the Hawks’ season, Wilcox attempted a joke; “I know... Continue Reading

NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps Will Be the First Black Member of the International Space Station

Astronaut Jeanette Epps is preparing to make history as the first (yes, FIRST) black space station crew member – woman or man. This endeavor, which will take place in March 2018, will also be her first ever spaceflight. She will... Continue Reading

Black Twitter Reacts After Lifetime Announces a Flint Water Crisis Movie Starring Cher

The water in Flint, Michigan is still poisoned with toxic levels of lead, and has been since April 2014 following the local government’s decision to change the water supply. It took the country years to care or even notice, and... Continue Reading

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