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Lupita Nyong’o Wins Her First Major Award For “12 Years a Slave”

Not only did The Critics’ Choice give “12 Years a Slave” the top award for best picture, Lupita Nyong’o wowed the audience with her acceptance speech  as she accepted her award for best supporting actress.  Her speech brought Oprah Winfrey to tears and received a standing ovation from...

Academy Awards 2014 Nominations: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘12 Years a Slave’ and ‘Gravity’ Are The Heavyweights

This morning the nominations for the 2014 Academy Awards were announced and the biggest contenders are “American Hustle,” “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity”. The nominees for Best Picture are “12 Years a Slave,” “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “The Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “Her,” “Nebraska,” “Philomena,”...

The GOP Tweets “Tell Us Your Top Issues” & Brings All Of The LOLs

You’d think by now the GOP would know that asking certain questions on Twitter just isn’t going to go well, ever. Yeah, well they don’t. Today the GOP tweeted, “Tell Us Your Top Issues” and needless to say, people did exactly just that. [View the...

Awesome Photo of Black, Gay Dads Goes Viral

Kaleb and Kordale are two dads who love to share photos of their children on Instagram. While this is pretty commonplace for many parents, Kaleb and Kordale are black, gay, and raising their children together. I know, what a concept! Apparently, while many of us...

The Soapbox: On Blackface, White Privilege & Why Distancing Myself From White People Doesn’t Make Me Racist

I am a 23-year-old black woman who, for a long time, tried to have discussions with white people about racism in America. I went to a white, liberal college in New York City where I thought such exchanges were welcomed. I actually believed there could...

PR Fail: Hennessy Shares List of ‘Mixed Drinks MLK Jr. Would Be Proud of’

Cognac brand Hennessy is coming under fire for a recent PR release to publications by the liquor brand encouraging people to celebrate Martin Luther King Day not by giving back to their communities, or spending time in thoughtful reflection, but by mixing up a drink...