Watch: ‘The Unwritten Rules’ Hilariously Breaks Down White Privilege

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One of our favorite web series is back for another season. “The Unwritten Rules” follows Racey as she navigates corporate America as one of the few black folks in the office. Based on the book, 40 Hours and an Unwritten Rule by Kim Williams, “The Unwritten Rules”...

Trot the Globe: A Guide to Las Vegas

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Sometimes I need a retreat from life’s worries, so I indulge in mini-sabbaticals often. I’ll pack an overnight duffel-bag and jet to a metropolis, beach or foreign locale. I prefer to spend these extended weekends in cities with pizzazz and culture, so I couldn’t resist...

A Love-Hate Relationship with “Phat Girlz”

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Last night Oxygen aired the Mo’Nique-led film “Phat Girlz.” The independent comedy – written and produced by a black woman film director – chronicles character Jasmine Biltmore’s (Mo’Nique) struggles with losing weight, gaining confidence, and navigating the dating scene as a full-figured woman. “Phat Girlz”...

We Love: “Being Mary Jane”

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Black Entertainment Television (BET) is on the path to redemption. After dominating Twitter’s trending topics with their annual BET Awards, the Viacom-owned network unleashed “Being Mary Jane.” The Mara Akil-produced, Gabrielle Union-led pilot premiered July 2 and was welcomed with love and admiration from the...

Should Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Be On the Cover of Essence Magazine?

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson covers the August issue of Essence magazine, and many are questioning whether or not the former wrestler should have landed such a coveted spot. Johnson, who is biracial, tops the “Baddest Brothers” list–voted on by more than 4,000  Essence readers–which also...