Article

Open Thread: How Do You Feel About Boys Playing With Barbies?

by
Growing up I played with GI Joe, WWF action figures, watched Kung-Fu Saturday religiously. But I also didn’t have a problem playing with my sister and their Barbies. Even my younger brother had a doll. His name was My Buddy. And sure, my brother also...

Open Thread: Do You Believe in UFOs and Aliens?

by
I remember my mother telling me her UFO story when I was a kid. She alleges that one late night, while she was outside, she noticed lights moving in a circular motion in the sky. Then an object zoomed back and forth for a few...

These Days, Black Self-Care Matters Too

by
For the past year my emotions have vacillated somewhere between hopelessness, pride, joy, despair, happiness, and unmitigated rage. Like many, I watched in horror as Black folks’ lives were snuffed out by state violence, seemingly daily, only to become yet another hashtag and name added...

Open Thread: Little Girl Goes Off On Deadbeat Dad; Do You Think It Should Have Been Posted Online?

by
Not a week goes by when a child’s video goes viral that was filmed by a parent. And this little girl is no exception. In a video posted to World Star, a young girl goes off on her father because he’s a deadbeat, while the...

He Is Miserable Without White Validation

by
It’s a shame self-loathing Negroes like The Guardian’s Orville Lloyd Douglas didn’t take the “Big Poppa” lyric “I wish people suffering from I hate being Black disorder took the Biggie line, “Heart throb never, Black and ugly as ever. However, I stay Coogi down to the socks.”...

Omarosa Credits Bethenny Frankel’s ‘Mediocre’ Success to White Privilege

by
Omarosa and Bethenny Frankel got into a heated discussion on the latter’s talk show today in a discussion about their careers and white privilege. The twosome have been at odds for three years and during this segment, their feud came to a head. Omarosa suggested...