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Why White People Need to Give Up on Discussing the N-Word

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It is amusing that in 2014 so much polarizing discussion around race has been bubbling over in spurts as social media rallies, rages and questions as think-pieces and op-ed’s are delivered. Most recently the Washington Post had a front page interactive feature on the etymology...

Dating Is Hard Out Here For A “Poor” Man? One Man Thinks So.

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Yesterday I read this article over at The Root titled, “Well-Traveled, Intelligent Black Man, 34, Seeks ‘Sista’ OK With Him Making Less Money” written by Terrell Jermaine Starr. The framing of this article had me immediately going in with a slight side eye. What sob...

8 Reasons Why Hip-Hop / R&B Is Dead

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The phrase “Hip-Hop is dead” often elicits strong emotion: people either vehemently agree or disagree with the opinion. As a child of the 90’s, for a long time I refused to accept the reality that the music I grew up listening to and loving could...

Why I Can’t Help But Adore the Strangely Beautiful Awkwardness that is Willow Smith

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In 2010, I raised an eyebrow and groaned a little bit when I heard that Willow Smith, daughter of entertainment moguls Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, wanted to have singing career. I then gave major side-eye when I heard that she was being signed to...

Lena Dunham vs. Issa Rae and the Race in Hollywood

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Last week, Rebecca Carroll wrote an interesting piece for Gawker, titled: “Lena Dunham’s Race Problem.” She explored Dunham’s trajectory and the freedom she has as a white woman who has been able to be both creative and earn a significant amount of money while doing...

Charles Barkley: Valid or Nah?

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One thing is clear: No one can ever say Charles Barkley doesn’t speak his mind. Yesterday his candidness made headlines when he sounded off on a radio show about claims that Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s teammates were of the opinion that he wasn’t “black...