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Gabourey Sidibe Beatdown by LGBT Community for Accidental Slur

Gabourey Sidibe Beatdown by LGBT Community for Accidental Slur

Actress Gabourey Sidibe was heard repeatedly using the transphobic slur “tranny” while she was discussing her life in New Orleans on “The Arsenio Hall Show.” She used the slur word no less than five times in just under one minute. Sidibe was trying to point out the mistreatment that transgender people had to endure from […]

Op-Ed Refers to Jay-Z as a “Poor Excuse for a Husband”

Op-Ed Refers to Jay-Z as a “Poor Excuse for a Husband”

by Liku Zelleke The stars and guests at the 2014 Grammy Awards were entertained by none other than Beyoncé and her husband Jay Z as they sung “Drunk in Love.” Everyone there seemed to like it: people were dancing to the steamy song and after it ended the couple were given a standing ovation. But, […]

Woman Admits She Lied to Get Her Father Arrested, but He Remains in Prison

Woman Admits She Lied to Get Her Father Arrested, but He Remains in Prison

by Dr. Boyce Watkins A woman has been crusading for decades to get her father out of prison for a crime that she knows he didn’t commit.  One would expect that an admission by the victim that the allegations were bogus would be enough to sway authorities, but apparently, it’s not. Chaneya Kelly out of […]

Husbands Can Sue Their Wives For Not Breastfeeding in United Arab Emirates

Husbands Can Sue Their Wives For Not Breastfeeding in United Arab Emirates

By Daphne R The United Arab Emirates’ Federal National Council has passed legislation requiring new mothers to breastfeed their babies until two years of age. This new ruling gives men the right to sue their wives if they don’t comply with the ruling. The National reports that there was a “marathon debate” concerning the matter, […]

Rachel Miller-Bradshaw: How Single Motherhood Affects the Children

Rachel Miller-Bradshaw: How Single Motherhood Affects the Children

By Rachel Miller-Bradshaw Conversations about the black family in the United States usually focus on the roles of single mothers and absent fathers; at times, completely ignoring the direct product of these relationships- the children. But as we move forward in our conversation, more attention should be directed to the children. No need to go into […]

Nigerian Actress Explains the Skin Bleaching Photos on the Internet

Nigerian Actress Explains the Skin Bleaching Photos on the Internet

By Daphne R Bleaching one’s skin is not a new beauty trend. Products like Ambi have been used for years to lighten skin and reduce blemishes. But lately, there’s been a lot of news circulating about skin whitening in the global black community, especially among black female celebrities and on the continent of Africa. A […]

When 2 Chainz is Part of Your Black History Tribute, You Know Your People are Lost

When 2 Chainz is Part of Your Black History Tribute, You Know Your People are Lost

by Dr. Kimberley Brown Only a people with a dreadfully poor understanding of their past would make a mockery of it. No one else on the face of this earth does it… which begs the question: what so unfortunate has happened to us, which no other group has experienced, that would cause some of us […]

UK Magazine Calls Beyonce a Wh@re for Her Grammy Performance

UK Magazine Calls Beyonce a Wh@re for Her Grammy Performance

Beyonce’s performance at the Grammys was certainly an attention-grabber.  She was scantily clad, moving seductively and digging deep in the playbook of erotic moves.  The performance was more than most expected, and left some parents concerned that the show wasn’t quite family-friendly. The reactions varied across the web, with some people being highly critical of […]

Beyonce and Sherman are Called “Wh@re” and “Thug,” Yet You Remain Silent

Beyonce and Sherman are Called “Wh@re” and “Thug,” Yet You Remain Silent

by Maurice Green After taking the time to let the information to which I have just become privy soak in, I felt the need to “pen” this short note. In the last two weeks I have had the displeasure of seeing hatefully disgusting attacks on people that I do not know personally but share a […]

Crystal M. Hayes, MSW: Beyoncé, Feminism is for Everybody, but it Involves Work

Crystal M. Hayes, MSW: Beyoncé, Feminism is for Everybody, but it Involves Work

By Crystal M. Hayes I am not here to take Beyoncé’s feminist card away. Her feminist credentials are safe with me, and not debatable. In fact, the very idea of questioning a woman’s self determination, seems, well, quite anti-feminist at its core. Beyoncé, like any woman, has the right to claim feminism for herself, and […]