In a now viral CNN column, Roxanne Jones, founding editor of ESPN The Magazine and a former vice president at ESPN, opined that it is a “must-do” in today’s society for young, heterosexual men to require potential partners to text “yes” before engaging in any sexual activity. MUST READ: Rape Culture: Alabama Man To Serve No Jail […]

Seventeen-year-old Jacob Latimore has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season. Not only is he fresh off the release of his latest mix tape, “This Is Me Vol. 2”, but he also just released the highly anticipated holiday film, “Black Nativity,” a contemporary adaptation of Langston Hughes’ celebrated play, which Latimore stars in […]

Jasiri X is not your ordinary rapper. The revolutionary MC and activist is known for using his platform to raise awareness about institutionalized racism and police brutality, and his latest song, “Strange Fruit (Class Of 2013)” sears the soul as he pays homage to 3 Black youth killed in the United States this year. MUST […]

In an article titled, Leaning Out: How Michelle Obama became a feminist nightmare, writer Michelle Cottle plays on the title of Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg‘s book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, to examine the ways in which First Lady Michelle Obama has disappointed feminists with her attention to issues not […]

It’s been a great year for R&B music thus far and we owe part of that to Jhene Aiko. The pint-sized songstress hailing from Los Angeles, California has a sound unlike any other. With West Coast vibes mixed with a little Sade and the poetic lyrics of the late Tupac Shakur, Jhene Aiko is one […]

Tackling the oppressive, anti-miscegenation one-drop rule in an article on, Dr. Yaba Blay (pictured above), the brilliant author of “(1) Drop: Shifting the Lens On Race,” opines that Blackness is not something that can be limited to genetics; it must also be defined by lived experiences and individual choice. MUST READ: Jonestown Massacre: How […]

UPDATE: 7:00 P.M. EST, 11/18/13 Secretary of Education Arne Duncan apologized for his “White, suburban mom” comment on CNN. “My wording, my phrasing, was a little clumsy and I apologize for that,” Duncan told CNN on Monday. ———————————————————————– U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is wrong on several key issues — primarily the privatization of […]

British pop singer Lily Allen has proven once again that solidarity is for White women by positioning Black female bodies as hypersexualized props in the video for her new feminist anthem, “Hard Out Here.” MUST READ: Power Moves! Black Women Fastest-Growing Entrepreneurs In The U.S. The video is allegedly a satire skewering the sexism and misogyny — […]

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Let’s be honest, reality television and all it’s drama is a guilty pleasure. These ratchet shows somehow reminds us that there are people out there with problems as bad if not worse than our own. But most important, they give us ladies a juicy topic to discuss with our girlfriends, especially when that topic is […]

Every episode of “Scandal” is intense but last night was absolutely CRAZY! The episode started off calm with Liv and her father doing their usual Sunday dinners, hoping that things would return to normal between the two of them. But normal clearly doesn’t exist within the Pope family and somehow the conversation switched to Papa […]

By now, I’m sure you’re familiar with Greg Cimeno, 22 who wore the black “Neighborhood Watch” T-shirt, portraying George Zimmerman and 25-year-old William Filene who donned the blackface and a gray hoodie with bullet wounds, portraying Trayvon Martin. As I scrolled down my news feed, I was bombarded with the usual posts–everything from pictures of newborn babies, […]

The leaves are changing colors, the air is chilly and pumpkin spice is definitely the flavor of the month. It’s official: fall is here! And you know what that means: Halloween is around the corner. Aside from carving pumpkins and picking out your sexy and scary Halloween costumes, this time of year is perfect for […]