Tiffanie Drayton

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The Soapbox: On Anthropologist Kenneth Good, The Amazonian Child Bride He Impregnated & The Western Culture That Celebrates Him

About five years ago, my sister relayed a story to me about a professor she had at New Jersey City University who had his own book, Into the Heart: One

Tiffanie Drayton | May 30, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: On Being My Black Boyfriend’s First Black Girlfriend

The first time I asked my boyfriend if he had ever actually dated a black girl, we had not even met yet. It was during one of our online Skype…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 11, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: What Online Prostitution Taught Me About Racism

Racism is a covert agent in our lives. Some claim that it is invisible to them; completely hidden. It is very infrequent that racism openly reveals itself for long enough…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 4, 2014 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Real Problem With Skin Lightening Cosmetics

Whitenicious, a cosmetics line created by California-based, Nigerian-Cameroonian pop star Dencia touts its ability to help customers even out their skin and get rid of discoloration. The product is essentially…

Tiffanie Drayton | January 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Blackface, White Privilege & Why Distancing Myself From White People Doesn’t Make Me Racist

I am a 23-year-old black woman who, for a long time, tried to have discussions with white people about racism in America. I went to a white, liberal college in…

Tiffanie Drayton | January 16, 2014 - 12:30 pm

True Story: I Was A Macy’s Christmas Elf And It Sucked

When I saw an online ad that said, “Seeking Elves For Seasonal Position,” I admit, I was pretty excited. Not only did I fill out the application and provide a…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 19, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Disconnect Between Black Feminism And Gay Activism

I am a black woman and my best friend is a gay man. He came out to me the summer between our senior year of high school and our freshman…

Tiffanie Drayton | November 22, 2013 - 1:00 pm

True Story: I Grew Up A Poor, Black Sex Symbol

I have been a symbol of sex my entire life. As a black woman from a poor, single-parent household, I know the script that is written for me far too…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: On The “First Female Maasai Warrior” & The Power Of White Privilege

In a recent Yahoo! Shine article, a young, white, California entrepreneur, Mindy Budgor, was deemed a “warrior princess” after ditching her posh, luxury-filled life to become the first female warrior…

Tiffanie Drayton | September 13, 2013 - 2:30 pm

Travel Prostitution Is Here

A new website, MissTravel.com, is offering beautiful, broke ladies access to “wealthy” dudes who are willing to pay for travel to exciting destinations. Upon signing up for the site, “beautiful”

Tiffanie Drayton | April 29, 2012 - 4:00 pm

Researcher Claims He Has Found The G-Spot: “A Blue, Grape-Like Structure”

G-spot, in my open letter to you, I warned that if you decided to pop up, you’d better be staying for good. And here you go showing up again, trying…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

If You Can Prove Tim Tebow Is Not A Virgin, AshleyMadison.com Will Give You $1 Million

Oh AshleyMadison.com, I thought that creating a dating website to promote adultery was the douchiest move any single site could make, but I stand corrected.

Today, you guys…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 27, 2012 - 5:00 pm

Women Choose Briefcases Over Babies Where Men Are Scarce

Modern American ladies are faced with a new phenomenon that has a real chuckle-worthy title coined by the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology: “choosing briefcase over baby.” Us girls…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 24, 2012 - 10:40 am

Six-Year-Old Girl Arrested For Temper Tantrum

Six-year-old girl Salecia Johnson landed herself in the slammer recently after throwing a temper tantrum. Georgia police arrived at Creekside Elementary School where the kindergartener was accused of tearing items…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 23, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Advice Wanted: The Guy I’m Dating Sucks In The Sack

My sister introduced me to the guy I’ve been dating for some months now. Our relationship could be summarized in two simple statements:

When I first saw him,…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 17, 2012 - 10:00 am

Psychiatrist Retracts BS “Gay Conversion Therapy” Study

In my favorite scene from the movie “Bruno,” Bruno (a gay fashion reporter and wannabe superstar from Austria) sat down with a Christian “gay converter” to learn how he could…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 13, 2012 - 2:40 am

Comedian Kevin Hart’s Cartoon Message To Black Women Is Offensive

A few months ago, I picked up a book called Is Marriage For White People? In it, author Ralph Richard Banks addressed the decline of successful black marriages in America.

Tiffanie Drayton | April 11, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Flowchart: Who Pays On A First Date?

That awkward end-of-date moment when the check comes, and you debate with yourself whether you should pick up the tab or let him, can easily be avoided. Just go with the flow…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 10, 2012 - 9:00 am

New Male Birth Control Shot Is 100 Percent Effective And Lasts For Up To 10 Years

A couple months ago, I was excited to find out that scientists were busy “zapping balls” in hopes of finding an effective and safe birth control method for men. Well, I…

Tiffanie Drayton | April 9, 2012 - 12:40 pm

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