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Feb 28, 2020. 19 comments

There Were Red Flags Waving All Over Snoop Dogg’s Red Table Talk

There Were Red Flags Waving All Over Snoop Dogg’s Red Table Talk

I, along with a bulk of the industry, am noticing a trend.

If you fuck up in the public relations realm, you better go to Red Table Talk to fix it. The most recent example was T.I., when he decided to take one giant misogynistic leap for mankind and claim ownership of his daughter’s hymen.

Red Table Talk: T.I. Speaks on What He Refers to as 'Hymen-Gate', Somehow Learns About Patriarchy...

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Feb 13, 2020. 19 comments

Sick of Her Son Ruining Her Good Name, Snoop's Mom Makes Him Apologize to Gayle King: 'Two Wrongs Don't Make No Right'

Sick of Her Son Ruining Her Good Name, Snoop's Mom Makes Him Apologize to Gayle King: 'Two Wrongs Don't Make No Right'

Teenagers are often insufferable, and in my formative years I vividly recall my mother bestowing some invaluable advice that remains with me to this day.

After our umpteenth dispute over my lackluster grades, or talking back after breaking curfew, or whatever the hell it was, she looked me dead in my face and said, “You can’t be wrong and strong.”

When Snoop Dogg stared into his iPhone, called...

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Feb 11, 2020. 14 comments

#IStandWithGayle Is Trending...But If We Really Believed in What Kobe Tried to Stand For, It Wouldn't Be Necessary

#IStandWithGayle Is Trending...But If We Really Believed in What Kobe Tried to Stand For, It Wouldn't Be Necessary

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done—or been implicated in? What’s the worst mistake you ever made? Were you entirely innocent, or at least, in some minor way, culpable? If innocent, did you let the anger at the injustice define you, or allow your goodness to speak for itself? If not, do you consider yourself a better person with better perspective now? If you could do it all over again,...

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Feb 08, 2020. 23 comments

Where Misplaced Loyalty and Misogynoir Collide: On Snoop, Cosby, and Why Protecting Black Women Always Seems the Last Priority

Where Misplaced Loyalty and Misogynoir Collide: On Snoop, Cosby, and Why Protecting Black Women Always Seems the Last Priority

It was another ritualistic dragging on social media this week, as Black Twitter read Gayle King for filth for daring to ask WNBA veteran Lisa Leslie about the darker side of Kobe Bryant’s legacy (his 2003 sexual assault charge, which was subsequently dismissed and settled out of court) during an interview on CBS This Morning. And this time, several famous folks piled on as well, most notably...

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Frederick Joseph Frederick Joseph Jan 03, 2020. 11 comments

Continuing to Support R. Kelly Is an Assault on Black Women

Continuing to Support R. Kelly Is an Assault on Black Women

It happened twice and she couldn’t tell anyone. But she told me.

In the decades since it had happened, she hadn’t told any other men because she thought it would make things worse. But she knew me—she raised me.

My father left when I was born and all of the men in my family were in and out of prison, which is why I’ve been the patriarch of my family since I was a child. It’s also why the only...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Jan 03, 2020. 12 comments

Proving Misogynoir Is Alive and Well, Blue Ivy, Ari Lennox and Teyana Taylor Were All Insulted Online for New Year's

Proving Misogynoir Is Alive and Well, Blue Ivy, Ari Lennox and Teyana Taylor Were All Insulted Online for New Year's

Remember when you were a kid, and your elders told you “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all?” Apparently, a few writers for some of the world’s most illustrious publications didn’t get that memo, as each got the New Year’s reckoning they deserved after commenting on the evolving beauty of Blue Ivy Carter. Specifically, the soon-to-be-8-year-old posed for both a...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Dec 03, 2019. 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. 13 comments

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...

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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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