Posts tagged "race"

V. Stiviano Defends Donald Sterling As “Not A Racist” In “20/20″ Interview

V. Stiviano, the mistress of the Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, did an interview with Barbara Walters on “20/20″ in which she said he’s “not a racist” and…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2014 - 10:30 am

Defense Secretary Asks Military To Review Rules Targeting Black Women’s Hairstyles

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked the military to review new Army rules regulating hairstyles which mostly target Black women. The new regulations ban dreadlocks, twists and larger cornrows.

Jessica Wakeman | May 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Fined $2.5 Million And Banned For Life By The NBA

Earlier today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced at a press conference that Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA, after an audio recording of Sterling

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 29, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Los Angeles Clippers Display Silent Protest Against Racist Owner Donald Sterling

Over the weekend, TMZ released a recording in which Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, tells his mistress he wishes she wouldn’t bring Black people to…

Jessica Wakeman | April 28, 2014 - 10:30 am

Lupita Nyong’o Named People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” Person

Lupita Nyong’o has been named People magazine’s Most Beautiful person because duh. [People]
NEW BEYONCE SONG! [Pitchfork]
HBO announced it will begin streaming shows on Amazon and…

Jessica Wakeman | April 23, 2014 - 10:30 am

Neil DeGrasse Tyson’s Statement On Race, Gender, Genetics & Science Is Yet Another Reason We Love Him

I didn’t think it was possible for me to love Neil deGrasse Tyson more than I already do, but then the “Cosmos”‘ host went dropped some real talk in a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | April 22, 2014 - 10:30 am

Report: #DarkSkinRedLip Founder Karyn Washington Dead At 22

Karyn Washington, the founder of the site For Brown Girls and the #DarkSkinRedLip project, has died at age 22, Clutch Magazine is reporting. On the #DarkSkinRedLip website, Washington posted photographs…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2014 - 1:30 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: The ’80s Called And They Want Their Sex Wars Back

I’m writing this on an airplane from Toronto, Ontario, to San Francisco, California. I’ve just spent six days among other women, other queers, other porn performers, and other feminists at…

Kitty Stryker | April 10, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Stephen Colbert Responds To #CancelColbert By Shutting Down The Ching Chong Ding Dong Foundation For Sensitivity To Orientals Or Whatever

Stephen Colbert has finally responded to the hashtag #CancelColbert, which was trending last week on Twitter. In true “Colbert Report” fashion, he did it in character as a pompous blowhard…

Jessica Wakeman | April 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Don’t #CancelColbert: Stephen Colbert Blasted Over Satirical Tweet About Racism That He Didn’t Even Send

You read a tweet that looks like it’s from a celebrity and it says this:
“I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding…

Jessica Wakeman | March 28, 2014 - 2:00 pm

White Actress Rooney Mara Cast As Native American Tiger Lily In “Pan,” A Peter Pan Remake

It seems Hollywood has learned nothing from the barrage of criticism for casting straight actor Jared Leto in his (ultimately Oscar-winning) role as a transgender woman in “Dallas Buyers’ Club”

Jessica Wakeman | March 17, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Mindy Kaling On Diversity: “I’m A F**king Indian Woman Who Has Her Own F**king Network TV Show, OK?”

“I look at shows on TV, and this is going to just seem defensive, but I’m just gonna say it: I’m a fucking Indian woman who has her own fucking…

Jessica Wakeman | March 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: Replacing Sexism With Racism Is Not a Proper Hollaback

This post is reprinted from The Huffington Post with the permission of its authors.

What’s the biggest myth about street harassment? That men of color comprise the majority…

Emily May and Courtney Young | March 9, 2014 - 12:00 pm

Lupita Nyong’o: “There Is No Shame In Black Beauty”

Yetsreday ESSENCE magazine bestowed Lupita Nyong’o the Best Breakthrough Performance Award at their 2014 Black Women in Hollywood luncheon for her Oscar-nominated performance in “12 Years A Slave.”

While…

Jessica Wakeman | February 28, 2014 - 2:30 pm

I Haven’t Had An Abortion, But I Would

It was a Tuesday afternoon and I was on my therapist’s couch. I described for her an incident over the weekend when I felt sad, deeply sad, for seemingly no…

Jessica Wakeman | February 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm

The George Zimmerman Vs. DMX “Celebrity Boxing Match” Is Wrong On Every Damn Level

Today would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday. Martin, however, is not celebrating that birthday today because he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman nearly two years ago in…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 5, 2014 - 12:20 pm

It Happened To Me: I Saw A White Girl On My Train And I’m Suddenly Feeling Uncomfortable With It

The subway can be pretty crowded at night, especially coming into Brooklyn from Manhattan. We’re usually packed in like sardines before spilling out onto the platform in little clusters as…

The Gloss | January 29, 2014 - 3:15 pm

Rutgers Is Offering A Course Called “Politicizing Beyoncé”

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University in New Jersey is offering a class called “Politicizing Beyoncé,” which uses the pop star as a lens to examine…

Jessica Wakeman | January 28, 2014 - 7:00 pm
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