Posts tagged "racism"

Nelson Mandela Dead At 95

Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa, an anti-apartheid peace activist and Nobel Prize winner, is dead at 95. Mandela spent 27 years in prison for his activism on…

Jessica Wakeman | December 5, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Who Will Buy The Insanely Priced Pieces From Jay Z’s Barneys Collection?

The seemingly innocuous topic of Jay Z’s limited edition holiday collection in collaboration with Barneys turned rife with controversy in the past few weeks after the upscale NYC department store…

Rachel Krause | December 3, 2013 - 3:00 pm

GOP Tweets That Racism Has Ended, Twitter Hashtag Says Otherwise

Hey guys, great news. According to a tweet posted to the GOP’s official Twitter account — acknowledging the 58th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 1, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Kramer From “Seinfeld” Explains That Racist Meltdown He Had While Doing Standup

“I wasn’t getting much work before the incident, which was one of the reasons I was ding-donging around in those clubs late at night, unannounced — coming in and working…

Jessica Wakeman | November 28, 2013 - 9:00 am

EBONY Declares Today #NationalAfroDay In Honor Of Vanessa Van Dyke

Earlier this week, we fell in love with 12-year-old badass Vanessa Van Dyke (and her supportive momma!) for not letting her private school enforce racist beauty standards on her hair.

Jessica Wakeman | November 27, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Blackface Solange Knowles Costume Doesn’t Go Over So Well For White French Elle Editor

Elle France beauty editor Jeanne Deroo has learned the hard way that, nope, dressing up in blackface to “honor” your favorite musician, Solange Knowles, isn’t okay.

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2013 - 5:30 pm

Florida School Threatens To Expel Black Student Unless She Straightens Or Cuts Her Hair

Faith Christian Academy in Orlando, Florida, has forced 12-year-old Vanessa Van Dyke, a Black student who rocks a mane of natural hair, to either straighten her hair or cut it…

Jessica Wakeman | November 26, 2013 - 12:10 pm

Oh, For Eff’s Sake, Michelle Obama Is Not A “Feminist’s Nightmare”

One of the most intriguing characters on “Scandal” is First Lady Mellie Grant. She’s not just a WASP sent from Central Casting, or a put-upon wife of a philanderer. Mellie…

Jessica Wakeman | November 22, 2013 - 2:30 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

“Holland’s Got Talent” Judge Makes A Few Too Many Cringeworthy Racist Jokes

The first thing I did after watching this video was hit up Google with the question, “is holland racist.” Perhaps not the best-formed inquiry, as far as reading comprehension goes,…

Rachel Krause | November 20, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Edinburgh University Law Students Wore Blackface For Class Party

I see where you were going with this, Edinburgh University Law Society students. Dressing up like a pirate is fun. Alas, your choice of pirate was not the “Arrgh, matey,…

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2013 - 1:40 pm

All Proceeds From Jay Z’s Barney’s Collab Will Now Go To His Foundation

Jay Z is doing everything he can to hold onto his potentially highly lucrative collaboration with Barney’s, even after the hoity-toity department store came under fire for two racial profiling…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 18, 2013 - 11:40 am

Renisha McBride’s Parents Speak Out About Murder Charges Against Theodore Wafer

Earlier today we learned about the charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter against 54-year-old Theodore Wafer in the death of 19-year-old Renisha McBride.

On November 2, the Michigan…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2013 - 4:00 pm

Prosecutors Charge Theodore Wafer, The Man Who Killed Renisha McBride, With 2nd Degree Murder

Perhaps there will be justice for Renisha McBride after all. Detroit prosecutors have officially decided to charge Theodore P. Wafer, 54 (above left), with second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 15, 2013 - 11:20 am

4 Bigots Using ‘Science’ to Further Their Dumb Theories

For centuries, science and intolerance have been natural enemies, as ideas like “everyone who isn’t me is a subpar crap smear” don’t really stand up to scrutiny.
But nowadays, some…

Cracked | November 14, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Lily Allen Responds To Allegations Of Racism Against Black Women In Her “Hard Out Here” Video

This week, Lily Allen debuted the video for her new song “Hard Out Here,” to extremely mixed reactions. Some, like our own Rachel, saw her song about pop music’s policing…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2013 - 3:00 pm

NYPD Allegedly Forces Man To Rap To Avoid Arrest

The New York Police Department allegedly forced Quinshon Shingles to rap in order to avoid arrest, and now the 27-year-old aspiring rapper is filing a lawsuit, reports
Shingles, whose rap moniker is…

Hello Beautiful | November 11, 2013 - 4:45 pm

Family Stages Rescue Of Kidnapped Bethany Arceneaux From Her Abusive Ex-Boyfriend

It’s an incredible and heartbreaking story: the family of a young woman who was kidnapped last week by her abusive ex-boyfriend confronted him in a stand-off and saved her life.

Jessica Wakeman | November 11, 2013 - 12:40 pm

Dater X: Dating Outside Your Race When You Have A Racist Parent

When I arrived at work the other day, there was an unread message in my inbox from a coworker with the subject line “Would It Be Weird If…”…

Dater X 2.0 | November 6, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Laverne Cox Wasn’t Offended By Julianne Hough’s Blackface, Says It Was “Ignorance”

“I wasn’t offended. I thought it was a shame that she is in this country, that she would wear blackface and not understand the historical implications of that. I don’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 29, 2013 - 6:00 pm
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