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Erica Garner Endorses Bernie Sanders in Powerful New Campaign Ad

“No one gets to see their parent’s last moments, and I was able to see my dad die on national TV” — Erica Garner Bernie Sanders released a new ad that is quite the tear jerker featuring Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner– the NYPD...

Is Trinidad and Tobago Carnival Becoming Whitewashed?

The Internet exploded with the color and vibes of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2016 over the past few days. The festival’s main attraction? Beautiful women adorned in feathers, beads and jewels who were not afraid to flaunt their curves all over Instagram, Twitter and Facebook....

Her Name Was India Kager: Mother Posts Video Pleading For Help After Daughter is Murdered by Police

Mother, Gina Best, posted a heart-rending plea for justice on behalf of her daughter, India Kager, the 27-year-old who was killed by police who shot 30 rounds into her car last year. The two and a half-minute video calls into question why Virgina Police Swat...

Tanzanian Model Herieth Paul Becomes The New Face Of Maybelline

Three praise hands emoji for Maybelline’s freshest face, Tanzanian Model Herieth Paul. “This has been the hardest-kept secret of my life AND the highlight of my career,” the 20-year-old brown-skinned beauty said on Instagram once the news went public. She’s joining the roster alongside Jourdan...

Brazil’s First Dark Skin Globeleza Carnival Queen Was Stripped of Her Title Because She Was ‘Too Black’

Brazil may be home to the largest population of people of African descent outside of Africa but that doesn’t mean it isn’t rife was racism. Like most of South America, beauty standards favor fair skin and long, straight blonde hair, something many in Brazil work hard to...

Here’s Why Meryl Streep’s ‘We’re All Africans’ Comment Shouldn’t Piss You Off

When I first saw the headlines proclaiming Meryl Streep’s answer to questions about diversity in the film business was to say, “We’re all Africans, really,” I sighed. Et tu, Meryl? Seriously?!  After seeing the seemingly dismissive remark, I figured Streep was yet another celeb I’d have to write off for...