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Lupita Nyong’o on “12 Years a Slave” Promos That Only Highlight White Actors: “Racism is Not Dead”

Lupita Nyong’o isn’t just talented, smart, beautiful and stylish: she’s courageous. The “12 Years a Film” star didn’t shy away from speaking the truth about racism, even in relation to her breakout and critically-acclaimed film. When asked about the fact that European posters for “12...

School-To-Prison Pipeline 101

The ACLU defines it as “a disturbing national trend wherein children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems.” Regrettably, this trend not endemic in the United States. Their description continues, “Many of these children have learning disabilities or...

Study: “Teen Mom” Viewers Think Young Parents Have an “Enviable Quality of Life”

At first glance, MTV “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” seem like a great episodic public service announcement about the trials and challenges of teen pregnancy. In theory, it should deter viewers from becoming parents at a young age, but a recent study reveals it...

“She Think She Cute” And?

“Hmph. She think she cute.” Yeah, and? I find that sentiment to be mind-boggling. It’s a phrase (uttered in various ways) which indicates that someone takes umbrage with the fact that some other human being finds herself attractive. This obnoxious phrase, bloated with low-esteem, came...

Beyoncé Writes About Gender Equality, Says It’s a Myth

Beyoncé may sing about girls running the world, but she’s under no delusion that it’s actually true. The superstar recently penned an article for The Shriver Report about the lack of equality between the sexes. “We need to stop buying into the myth about gender...