Posts tagged "race"

[UPDATE] Family Of Renisha McBride, 19, Claim She Was Shot After Car Broke Down Because She Is Black

Update: This evening there is a rally for Renisha McBride in Dearborn, Michigan. Details at the link. [Clutch Magazine]

Renisha McBride, a 19-year-old Detroit woman, was shot and…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Kerry Washington On Lesbian Rumors: “There’s No Reason To Be Offended”

“It’s interesting how much people long to fill in the gaps when someone in the public eye doesn’t share their personal life. I understand their frustration. I like how people…

Jessica Wakeman | November 1, 2013 - 11:40 am

Jay Z Releases Statement About Racial Profiling & His Collaboration With Barneys

Last week, the mainstream media suddenly remembered racial profiling exists after a series of high-profile incidents in New York City. Unconnected to each other (as far as I know), several…

Jessica Wakeman | October 28, 2013 - 11:40 am

Meet The Lovely People Who Support Blackface For Christmas

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” quite like racism!
A popular Facebook page is determined to uphold the longstanding Dutch tradition of wearing blackface for Christmas celebrations. Zwarte Piet, or “Black Pete,”…

The Gloss | October 26, 2013 - 4:30 pm

“I Only Rape Pregnant Women” & Other Tee Shirts You Can Buy On Etsy

Looking for a new tee shirt? Maybe you’ll find a nice one on, where you could pick up tees reading “Five-Year-Old Slut Seeking Sugar Daddy,” “I’m A Sensitive Guy,

Jessica Wakeman | October 23, 2013 - 1:40 pm

Barney’s Detains 19-Year-Old Black Kid Just Because He Bought An Expensive Ferragamo Belt

Racial profiling — it’s so in this season!

On April 29th, Trayon Christian, a 19-year-old from Queens, New York, got paid from his work-study job at New York…

Jessica Wakeman | October 23, 2013 - 11:20 am

Idiot Woman Throws “Africa-Themed” Birthday Party With Blackface & KKK Costume

The only thing more facepalm-y than holding an “African-themed” birthday party — whatever that even means, it’s an entire continent, people! — is how she took to Tumblr to defend…

Jessica Wakeman | October 22, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Black Comedienne Nyima Funk Is Not Ready To Be On “Saturday Night Live”

Earlier this week, Kenan Thompson from “Saturday Night Live,” spoke to TV Guide and explained why he puts on a dress and plays all the roles of Black women on…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Kenan Thompson Says There Are No Black Women On “Saturday Night Live” Because There Aren’t Enough Funny Black Women

I like Kenan Thompson a lot. He’s probably my favorite actor on “Saturday Night Live” right now. But what the heck was he thinking when he spoke to TV Guide

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2013 - 11:26 am

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Warsan Shire Is London’s First Ever Young Poet Laureate

Warsan Shire, 24, has just become London’s first ever Young Poet Laureate. The Kenyan-born Somali poet writes about both English and African culture, exploring war, sex, culture, love, and everything in

Claire Hannum | October 6, 2013 - 10:00 am

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

Mindy Kaling Has An Amazing Answer To All Those Dumb Questions About Her Confidence

“I always get asked, ‘Where do you get your confidence?’ I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 4, 2013 - 9:40 am

Jew Learn Something New Every Day: On Mitzvah Campaigns And “Bageling”

If you live in New York City, or if you’ve ever paid a visit to the fair metro during a Jewish holiday, there’s a good chance you’ve witnessed this fairly…

Rachel Krause | September 26, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Designer Philipp Plein Casts Exclusively Black Models In Runway Show

Another Fashion Week, another heap of headlines reaming out the industry for the lack of diversity on the runway — it’s not to suggest that the conversation is overplayed, but…

Rachel Krause | September 24, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Romney Family Adopts A Black Baby Named Kieran & People Are Upset About It

I dislike Mitt Romney and his politics as much as the next liberal. But I draw the line at inane knee-jerk reactions to the name of his new adopted grandchild.

Jessica Wakeman | September 23, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Miss America Nina Davuluri: Too Indian For America, Too Dark For India?

Who could blame you if on Sunday night, after Miss America was crowned, you wanted to quit America for a little bit — or at least Twitter? Nina Davuluri, an…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Jonathan Ferrell, Ex-College Football Player & Unarmed Black Man, Shot 10 Times By North Carolina Police After Car Accident

Jonathan Ferrell, 24, a former college football player at Florida A&M University, who is black, was shot to death by police on Saturday after he suffered a major car accident…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Julie Chen Got Plastic Surgery To Look Less Asian Due To Racial Pressures

Julie Chen got plastic surgery to look less Asian after blatant racial pressures from her agent and co-workers jeopardized her success. I read this story this morning and was brought…

College Candy | September 12, 2013 - 3:45 pm

RIP Society: 8-Year-Old Black Boy In Texas Shot In Face By White Man While Playing Tag

An eight-year-old boy in Dallas, Texas, was shot in the face on Tuesday in yet another horrific act of gun violence. Donald Maiden, Jr. was allegedly playing tag around an…

Jessica Wakeman | September 6, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Fashion Loves A Good Egregious Native American-Inspired Headdress

When will fashion finally catch on to the fact that cultural appropriation is not style inspiration, it’s flat-out racism? At this rate, probs never. The latest offender is Nicholas K,…

The Frisky | September 5, 2013 - 12:43 pm
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