Lauryn Hill on Reverse Racism: “The Concept is Flawed, If Not Ridiculous”

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Lauryn Hill uses her Tumblr account as a platform to discuss issues like the meaning behind her music and to address rumors circulating in the press. Days before she begins her prison bid, she posted a 2,000-plus word piece about reverse racism, calling the concept...

Do You Have An “Inner Black Woman”? Degrading Stereotypes Get The Social Media Treatment

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Do you have an “inner black woman?” Well, if you’re a non-black person who is likely to say “Hell Nah!” exclaim “you don’t need no man” and embrace your sassy side given the right circumstances then an “inner black woman” is hiding beneath your composed,...

OWN Goes The Soap Opera Route: Picks Up “All My Children,” Orders More “Haves and Have Nots”

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It looks the Oprah Winfrey Network has finally found its stride. After the success of “The Haves and Have Nots,” which enjoyed OWN’s highest-rated debut with 1.8 million viewers, the network is making a play to appeal to the soap opera-loving crowd by picking up...

Gabrielle Union and the Beauty of Bridging the Gap

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Oprah Winfrey convened four beautiful black actresses for a special “Oprah’s Next Chapter” episode. Phylicia Rashad, Alfre Woodard, Viola Davis and Gabrielle Union conversed with Winfrey about the plight of black thespians in Hollywood. The ladies discussed all-things-discrimination, from overcoming “mean girls” syndrome to fighting...

Robin Thicke Video Director: “Blurred Lines” Video Shows Girls “Overpowering” The Men

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Robin Thicke is enjoying his spot on the top of the Billboard charts for his latest single “Blurred Lines,” and the success of a video generated more than 1 million views in the days following its release on Vevo. But the achievement hasn’t been without...