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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 03, 2019 at 08:00. 12 comments

'Too Black,' Too 'Difficult,' Too Honest: Why Gabrielle Union's Firing Feels Painfully Familiar to Black Women

'Too Black,' Too 'Difficult,' Too Honest: Why Gabrielle Union's Firing Feels Painfully Familiar to Black Women

Growing up, I was constantly told to “shhh!” Whether I was right or wrong, happy or in distress, I was repeatedly reminded to lower my voice and take up less space—even while being simultaneously assured that I could be anything I wanted to be and that my gifts were worth sharing with the world. Granted, I was a loud-ass kid (and occasionally still a loud-ass adult, if and when the moment...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Nov 28, 2019.

What (Reportedly) Happened to Gabrielle Union on America's Got Talent Is Some Bullshit

What (Reportedly) Happened to Gabrielle Union on America's Got Talent Is Some Bullshit

America’s Got Talent will be returning for its 15th season next year, but there will be two hosts noticeably missing from the host lineup: Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough. The show, produced by Simon Cowell, aims to find America’s next great superstar.

Naturally, fans wondered why Union and Hough had been ousted. Rumblings of a “toxic culture” began this past weekend when Love B. Scott...

Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 22, 2019. 18 comments

Judge Joe Brown Believes Harriet Tubman Has No Place on the $20 Bill: 'It's Insulting to the Black Race'

Judge Joe Brown Believes Harriet Tubman Has No Place on the $20 Bill: 'It's Insulting to the Black Race'

Joseph B. Brown, more commonly known as Judge Joe Brown, is an accomplished lawyer, a celebrated television personality, and a full-fledged, whole ass hotep.

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And before you go, “No, he isn’t!” thus, forcing me to retort with, “Uhhh, yes the hell he is!” did you hear what he said about Harriet Tubman? Probably not, since we as a society stopped...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Nov 21, 2019. 20 comments

Charles Barkley Apologizes for Telling Female Reporter, 'I Don’t Hit Women, But If I Did I Would Hit You'

Charles Barkley Apologizes for Telling Female Reporter, 'I Don’t Hit Women, But If I Did I Would Hit You'

NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley is world-renowned for saying stupid and reprehensible things, but his latest attempt at “humor” might be his worst yet.

On Tuesday, reporter Alexi McCammond threw Twitter into a tailspin when she revealed an unfavorable encounter that she had with the award-winning Inside the NBA analyst:

“Just FYI Charles Barkley told me tonight ‘I don’t hit women but if I...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Oct 24, 2019. 19 comments

'Meghan Markle Is a Witch': Cosplaying 'Pot & Kettle,' Candace Owens and Wendy Williams Dismiss the Duchess of Sussex

'Meghan Markle Is a Witch': Cosplaying 'Pot & Kettle,' Candace Owens and Wendy Williams Dismiss the Duchess of Sussex

Here’s a fun fact: Did you know Candace Owens recently married into British nobility? Specifically, the alleged creator of “Blexit” wed the hedge-funder son of a baron and parliamentarian in late August—at the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Va., no less. While barons are the lowest order of British noble, it’s probably safe to say Owens is firmly a member of the privileged class in two...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Oct 08, 2019. 20 comments

Samuel Little Is the Most Prolific Serial Killer in U.S. History. Most of His Victims Were Black Women

Samuel Little Is the Most Prolific Serial Killer in U.S. History. Most of His Victims Were Black Women

His name is not as well known as Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, or John Wayne Gacy, though the scale of his crimes far eclipses theirs: confessing to 93 murders over 35 years. On Sunday, the FBI reported on months of investigatory work, declaring 79-year-old Samuel Little the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history.

Fifty of Little’s killings have been confirmed by the FBI, who noted that “all...

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Sep 06, 2019. 23 comments

The Online Abuse of Black Women Persists, and It Needs to Be Checked

The Online Abuse of Black Women Persists, and It Needs to Be Checked

It can be tempting to think that social media is a veneer providing some level of protection from problematic face-to-face interactions. But on a platform known to constantly spew hostility and hatred towards black women and women of color, it is anything but.

From research and analysis, we know Twitter can be a breeding ground for anti-blackness in general and venom towards black women in...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 02, 2019. 9 comments

Warped Flip-Flop Tomi Lahren Apologizes for Tweeting Sen. Kamala Harris Slept Her Way to the Top

Warped Flip-Flop Tomi Lahren Apologizes for Tweeting Sen. Kamala Harris Slept Her Way to the Top

Tomi Lahren, America’s unwashable mayonnaise stain and host of some shitty show on Fox News, couldn’t stand watching California Sen. Kamala Harris on stage. It messed with all of her sensibilities. It ruined her spidey senses.

So what did America’s most dog chewed pair of Keds do? Well, she went on Twitter and struck the lowest blow she could think of and claimed that Harris became the...

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Angela Helm Angela Helm Mar 27, 2019. 10 comments

Hip-Hop Pioneer Dee Barnes Facing Homelessness

Hip-Hop Pioneer Dee Barnes Facing Homelessness

The irony that Andre “Dr. Dre” Young and another integral part of hip-hop culture, Dee Barnes, host of ’90s TV show Pump It Up! are both in the news this week is not lost on me.

For those who may not know, many years ago, when he was a member of N.W.A., Dre threw Barnes down a flight of steps because she asked him a question he did not like. He recently expressed remorse for his actions,...

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Ida Harris Ida Harris Feb 12, 2019. 17 comments

The Ongoing Assault Against Jasmine Eiland Proves How Hard Society Goes in Hating Black Women 

The Ongoing Assault Against Jasmine Eiland Proves How Hard Society Goes in Hating Black Women 

(Editor’s note: The following article includes a description of a sexual assault and may be triggering to some. Please safeguard yourself accordingly.)

On January 20, a woman was sexually violated—and at least 800,000 eyes watched. Nearly as many were callous in sharing the grim details of her assault, captured for all to see on social media. And the coincidence of Future’s classic trap song,...

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Tonja Renée Stidhum Tonja Renée Stidhum Feb 05, 2019. 18 comments

After That Super Bowl Halftime Show, It's Safe to Say Black Girls Are Not Like You, Maroon 5 

After That Super Bowl Halftime Show, It's Safe to Say Black Girls Are Not Like You, Maroon 5 

Can you believe it? It’s been 15 years since the phrase “wardrobe malfunction” entered our respective lexicons.

I didn’t watch one second of the 2019 Super Bowl on Sunday. But thanks to the internet and digitized programming, you can pretty much watch an entire show via social media commentary.

Blah blah blah lowest score in history blah blah blah boring game blah blah blah the Patriots...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 18, 2019. 20 comments

As the 2019 Women's March Dawns and the DNC and Others Pull Support, Tamika Mallory and Co-Leaders Confront the Divide Within

As the 2019 Women's March Dawns and the DNC and Others Pull Support, Tamika Mallory and Co-Leaders Confront the Divide Within

As feminist activists and allies across the country prepare to join the third wave of Women’s Marches in as many years on Saturday, a well-publicized shadow has been cast over the event. The concern? Longstanding accusations of anti-Semitism and exclusion within the ranks of the Women’s March, with national co-president Tamika Mallory at the center of the controversy. While Mallory...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 09, 2019. 14 comments

After Surviving R. Kelly, What Now? How About Trusting Survivors and Dismantling Systemic Misogynoir?

After Surviving R. Kelly, What Now? How About Trusting Survivors and Dismantling Systemic Misogynoir?

Three nights of television recently rocked the black community—surprising, since they detailed approximately three decades of well-known allegations of predation, exploitation and abuse by R&B artist R. Kelly. But if Lifetime’s record-breaking documentary Surviving R. Kelly finally put a human face onto the collective trauma so many women involved with the entertainer claimed to be carrying...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 23, 2018. 22 comments

Y'all Haters Corny with That Colorism Mess: The Bria Myles Debate Proves Some Are Stuck in the Dark Ages

Y'all Haters Corny with That Colorism Mess: The Bria Myles Debate Proves Some Are Stuck in the Dark Ages

Real talk? The Glow Up doesn’t really make a habit of keeping up with the Instagram model brigade. This isn’t because they’re not beautiful or worthy of big thangs, but simply because there are too many of them for our meager staff (read: me) to keep track of, in addition to celebs, supermodels and beauty and fashion brands. Call it elitism, but for real: there are a lot of them... and...

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Clarkisha Kent Clarkisha Kent Oct 03, 2018. 11 comments

Revisiting Anita Hill: On Racism, Stereotypes and Respectability Politics

Revisiting Anita Hill: On Racism, Stereotypes and Respectability Politics

“The more things change. The more things stay the same.”

My 7th grade English teacher, the black woman who taught me how to write, said that quote in class on a cool spring day in March 2006 and looked at us to explain what she meant.

Loads of us scratched our heads in that, “Well, shit, I don’t know” way until someone in the back blurted out, “Well, that means things haven’t really changed...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Sep 12, 2018. 22 comments

The Shook Ones: Umpires Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams' Matches

The Shook Ones: Umpires Reportedly Considering Boycott of Serena Williams' Matches

In the wake of Saturday’s U.S. Open finals debacle, in which Serena Williams demanded an apology from umpire Carlos Ramos after what she saw as an unfair call (and was subsequently punished for doing so), tennis umpires are reportedly considering collective action, including a boycott of Williams’ future matches.

Two reports coming from out of the U.K. yesterday—one from the Times of London,...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Sep 08, 2018. 17 comments

Further Proving Les Moonves Is Trash, He Reportedly Tried to Ruin Janet Jackson’s Career After ’04 Super Bowl

Further Proving Les Moonves Is Trash, He Reportedly Tried to Ruin Janet Jackson’s Career After ’04 Super Bowl

It was the wardrobe malfunction that rocked the world—and the Federal Communications Commission.

In fact, the sudden reveal of Janet Jackson’s breast by guest star Justin Timberlake during her 2004 Super Bowl halftime show was the incident that coined the term “wardrobe malfunction,” as Timberlake used it to explain the still-controversial moment.

Timberlake issued an emotional apology and was...

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Damon Young Damon Young Aug 23, 2018. 16 comments

Yeah, Telling Black Women ‘To Carry Pepper Spray’ to Fight Street Harassment Is Missing the Point

Yeah, Telling Black Women ‘To Carry Pepper Spray’ to Fight Street Harassment Is Missing the Point

While at lunch with a friend a few years ago, she couldn’t locate her lip gloss, so she emptied her purse out on the table to find it. She didn’t have much in there—an iPhone, a wallet, her keys and a small make-up kit. And also, a can of pepper spray.

She noticed me noticing it, and volunteered that she’d had it for a year and a half, hadn’t yet used it, but felt better with it than without...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jul 14, 2018. 8 comments

'It's a Deliberate Attack on Black Women': April Ryan Gets Real About 'Post-Racial' America

'It's a Deliberate Attack on Black Women': April Ryan Gets Real About 'Post-Racial' America

“We are not post-racial—at all,” White House correspondent April Ryan told an Essence Festival audience during a panel last Saturday. “But when you dig into the weeds ... it’s beyond race; it’s now going down to the black woman. It’s a deliberate attack on the black woman.”

Ryan is no stranger to attacks. In April, she received death threats after simply asking White House Press Secretary...

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Rae K. Gomes Rae K. Gomes May 25, 2018. 17 comments

I’m Tired of Enduring the Abuse and Pain That Makes Me a ‘Strong Black Woman’

I’m Tired of Enduring the Abuse and Pain That Makes Me a ‘Strong Black Woman’

A month ago at work, a white man physically threatened me. He wanted to know my name so he could report me, so he came close to me and followed me into my work building and repeated his request. His goal was to intimidate, because maybe I intimidated him.

It started because I couldn’t hear my co-workers. We were returning from a trip where we had seen an exhibit that discussed the explicit...

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