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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...

Are We The Only Ones Who Think Something’s Awry With This Vanity Fair Shoot?

When I first saw Gugu Mbatha-Raw’s portrait in the latest issue of Vanity Fair, I thought, she doesn’t look like herself. When I gazed at Lupita Nyong’o and Viola Davis’ raw silhouettes I thought, Oh, the magazine was going for one of those ‘artists bare all, naked and intimate feels with...

Congressional Black Caucus Endorses Hillary Clinton, While Harry Belafonte Picks Bernie Sanders

As the race for the White House heats up, Democratic candidates are focusing their energy on winning over one extremely important group in South Carolina–Black voters. Unlike the previous two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, which Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders split, South Carolina’s Democratic electorate is...

Justice Department Sues Ferguson, Mo. Over Police Conduct

The Department of Justice have launched a lawsuit against the city of Ferguson for its police conduct. “We intend to aggressively prosecute this case,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch told reporters Wednesday, “and we intend to prevail.” “The residents of Ferguson have suffered the deprivation of...

Taraji P. Henson Lands Role as Genius NASA Mathematician Katherine Johnson

Taraji P. Henson is set to star in Hidden Figures, a movie based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s book Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race. Henson, who just won a Golden Globe for best actress for her role as...