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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai yesterday at 22:40. 1 comments

22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 9: Where's the Beef? (It's Probably With My Coin)

22 Days of Eating Like Beyoncé, Day 9: Where's the Beef? (It's Probably With My Coin)

I’m sure you’re wondering why, nine days into a 22-day series of blogs about attempting veganism (as Beyoncé and her trainer Marco Borges—among many others—have urged us to do), you’re looking at a perfectly seared, medium-rare steak. Did I break from the plan last night in a fit of bloodlust and stuff my face with the flesh of some poor, unsuspecting, carbon-emitting bovine?

Frankly, I wish I...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 16, 2019. 3 comments

‘I’m All About Just Getting Stuff Done’: Kamala Harris Gets Political and Personal on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered

‘I’m All About Just Getting Stuff Done’: Kamala Harris Gets Political and Personal on Jemele Hill Is Unbothered
“Some might think that breaking barriers means you start out on one side of the barrier and then you just turn up on the other side of the barrier...No, there’s breaking involved. And when you break things, it’s painful. You get hurt, you may get cut and you may bleed. It will be worth it, but it is not without pain.” —Sen. Kamala Harris

Of the many Democratic candidates campaigning for the...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 14, 2019. 12 comments

Amid Suggestions That She ‘Focus on Tennis,’ Serena Williams Says She’ll Fight for Equality to the Grave

Amid Suggestions That She ‘Focus on Tennis,’ Serena Williams Says She’ll Fight for Equality to the Grave

“The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave,” said Serena Williams, at a press conference following Saturday’s loss in the Wimbledon finals. The statement was made after a female reporter referenced previously published opinions that Williams should “stop being a celebrity for a year and stop fighting for equality, and just...

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Terrell Jermaine Starr Terrell Jermaine Starr May 20, 2019. 9 comments

Kamala Harris to Corporate America: Give Women Their Fair Share of the Bag or Else

Kamala Harris to Corporate America: Give Women Their Fair Share of the Bag or Else

Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) has a warning for corporations that continue to pay women less than men: Give women the bag they deserve or I’ll snatch coins out of yours.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve seen all of the data highlighting how much less women are paid than men. When you break it down by race, minority women are shorted more than white women...

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Corey Townsend Corey Townsend Apr 19, 2019. 18 comments

Wait? Was Ariana Grande Paid Twice As Much As Beyoncé For Coachella Performance? [Updated]

Wait? Was Ariana Grande Paid Twice As Much As Beyoncé For Coachella Performance? [Updated]

Updated: 4/19/19 at 3:42 p.m., ET: There is some discrepancy regarding who was paid what when it comes to Beyoncé and Ariana Grande performing at Coachella. The Blast reported that according to their sources each artist was paid the same amount for two weekends worth of shows—$4 million per show, which still bears some cause for pause as there really isn’t a comparison between the...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Apr 02, 2019. 7 comments

On Tuesday, We Wear Red: How to Make a Silent Statement of Solidarity this Equal Pay Day

On Tuesday, We Wear Red: How to Make a Silent Statement of Solidarity this Equal Pay Day

As a pay gap remains persistent for women—and even more so for most women of color—making a fashion statement may feel as if it should be the furthest thing from our minds. But as millions of women (and hopefully, not only women) rally against pay inequality on Tuesday, April 2, we’ll be seeing red—lots of it.

As a show of solidarity, the color of Equal Pay Day is red—to show how “in the red”...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 28, 2019. 1 comments

In Her Ongoing Fight for Equal Pay, Octavia Spencer's Latest Advocate Was LeBron James

In Her Ongoing Fight for Equal Pay, Octavia Spencer's Latest Advocate Was LeBron James

Octavia Spencer has been increasingly vocal about the pay disparities in Hollywood for women—and for women of color in particular. On a “Women Breaking Barriers” panel at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, she revealed how Jessica Chastain stood with her to demand equal pay on an upcoming joint project, giving a master class in how allyship really works.

This year, IndieWire reports Spencer...

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Shamira Ibrahim Shamira Ibrahim Jul 21, 2018. 24 comments

#OscarsSoWhite That Even Their Feminism Is Translucent

#OscarsSoWhite That Even Their Feminism Is Translucent

So, the Oscars were a thing that happened yesterday. I’ll be honest, I turned it off about 30 minutes after the red carpet fashion show - Neil Patrick Harris joked about how white the audience was and everyone laughed at acknowledging their privilege in a way that was too “yes I’m an asshole but at least I know it” for my taste, so I decided to read Issa Rae’s new book instead.

Not to be too...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Apr 10, 2018. 2 comments

Equal Pay Day: Will Women Ever Catch Up?

Equal Pay Day: Will Women Ever Catch Up?

Well, that only took about 100 days. That’s right, kids: It’s Equal Pay Day 2018, otherwise known as the day women’s collective earnings catch up with men’s earnings from the previous year.

Despite being signed 55 years ago, the Equal Pay Act is still wholly unenforced throughout the U.S., with women only making 80 cents on average for each dollar that men make. Today, April 10, is the day...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Mar 16, 2018. 3 comments

Make Money Moves: Some of the World’s Most Successful Women Want You to Know Your Worth

Make Money Moves: Some of the World’s Most Successful Women Want You to Know Your Worth

Seventy-nine cents on the dollar: That’s the number we’ve become accustomed to hearing when discussing the gender wage gap. But grim as it is, further research has revealed that that number applies only to the wage discrepancy for white women. Despite now being the most educated population in America , black women earn a meager 63 cents for each dollar earned by a white man. Native American...

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Felice León Felice León Mar 05, 2018. 16 comments

Watch: Mo’Nique Deserves Better

Watch: Mo’Nique Deserves Better

Oscar-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique has been on an ongoing quest to get her coins right , and we’re here for it.

As you’ve likely heard, the veteran comedian was offered $500,000 for a Netflix special, while Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, which she renegotiated into $13 million. Conversely, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were offered approximately $20 million each for similar...

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Chanté Griffin Chanté Griffin Feb 07, 2018. 14 comments

Wanda Sykes Is the Sistah-Friend We All Need

Wanda Sykes Is the Sistah-Friend We All Need

Wanda Sykes’ recent tweet in support of fellow comedian Mo’Nique showed the power of black sisterhood in its full glory. When she brought receipts that showed that she, too, had been lowballed by Netflix to create a comedy special—and by less than half of Mo’Nique’s offer—err’body had to shut up and pay attention to the racial and gender inequity that Mo’Nique had tried to get us to see.

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 26, 2018. 24 comments

This Is How You Use Your Privilege: How Jessica Chastain Helped Octavia Spencer Earn Her Worth

This Is How You Use Your Privilege: How Jessica Chastain Helped Octavia Spencer Earn Her Worth

Golden Globe-winning actress Jessica Chastain is well-known as one of the most vocal women in Hollywood when it comes to demanding equity, insisting that she be paid on par with her male co-stars. As she told Newsweek in 2017:

What I do now, when I’m taking on a film, I always ask about the fairness of the pay. I ask what they’re offering me in comparison to the guy. I don’t care about how...

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Yesha Callahan Yesha Callahan Aug 26, 2017. 24 comments

Amy Schumer Is Delusional if She Thinks She’s in the Same League as Dave Chappelle or Chris Rock

Amy Schumer Is Delusional if She Thinks She’s in the Same League as Dave Chappelle or Chris Rock

Amy Schumer has a vagina. Amy Schumer talks about her vagina a lot. Amy Schumer also talks about her vagina smelling like farm animals. Amy Schumer talks about binge drinking and passing out. These are all of the things I learned while watching Schumer’s The Leather Special on Netflix.

Schumer is also a white woman who thought she was worth the same amount of money as Dave Chappelle and Chris...

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