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Watch: Documentary on 1st African American Expedition to Tackle North America’s Highest Peak

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When was the last time you saw a bunch of black people hiking up a snow-capped mountain? Never? Well now you have the chance. “Expedition Denali” is a documentary that follows 9 mountaineers in their attempt to become the first all-African-American team to climb Denali...

#IfTheyGunnedMeDown: When a Photo Is Worth a 1000 Biased Media Words

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Make no mistake, the media knows exactly what it’s doing when it comes to how black people are portrayed in the media, especially when it comes to violent crimes that are enacted upon us. One of the first photos that I saw of Mike Brown...

Look At All Of These White People In Exodus: Gods and Kings

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Don’t get me wrong. Christian Bale is fine as f*ck. But a Moses he is not. Just look at all of these white people in Ridley Scott’s new movie, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”, which tells the story of Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt....

We Don’t Need The “New Blacks”, We Need Our “Talented Tenth”

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Earlier this year, Pharrell Williams sent social media and the web sphere into frenzy when he declared himself to be the “New Black”.  Williams defined “New Black” as somebody who “doesn’t blame other races for our issues. The “new black” dreams and realizes that it’s...

People Are Losing Their Minds Over “Black Jesus”

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Satire is a lost art, and Aaron McGruder is one of the few black TV writers who found success by mastering it. But some people think his newest show “Black Jesus” has pushed the envelope all the way off the table. Let’s forget about the ‘hood’...

Open Thread: Have You Ever Settled In a Relationship?

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  Last time we chatted about relationships, I received a text, a day later, from someone who stood me up. Needless to say, although it was disappointing, it was quite cathartic when it came to what I was willing to settle for, and what I...