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Is Don Lemon the New Clarence Thomas?

Don Lemon’s unsolicited social commentary this year on the things holding back the black community and the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy earned him a level of contempt typically directed at the Supreme Court’s lone black justice. Lemon’s critics, much like Thomas’, question his...

Asian Women Fight Back Against Stereotypes With #NotYourAsianSidekick

  Chicago-based rights activist and freelance writer Suey Park is the latest to construct a feminism and cultural stereotypes conversation via Twitter that trended globally. #NotYourAsianSidechick joined the ranks of #SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen and #FastTailGirls on Sunday, when Park started the conversation with a simple tweet: #NotYourAsianSidekick is a convo...

Teacher Suspended For Making Skin Color Joke

Suzette Henderson is a mother of a 9th grader at Hough High School in Charlotte, North Carolina and is quite upset with a gym teacher’s comments about her son’s skin color. Last month, according to Henderson, her son’s gym teacher, Meghan Beltz, made an off the...

I Got Laid Off From My Job, So Obviously I Responded By Booking A Ticket To Paris

As new age-y as it sounds, I worked to become the person that I wanted to be and leaving feels a little bit like pulling a thread on an artfully woven sweater—why ruin a perfectly good, well-crafted thing?

V.O.T.D: SNL Spoofs Interpreter at Nelson Mandela Memorial

SNL couldn’t help but to poke fun at the recent sign language debacle during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service. Posing as Thamsanqa Jantjie, Kenan Thompson “signed” wildly during the show’s opening as Jay Pharaoh’s President Barack Obama delivered a speech the monumental speech. “I have been listening...

Harlem, race and gentrification: Black gentrifiers reflect on their role in the changing Harlem landscape

Over the past few years in Harlem, empty lots have sprouted luxury condos instead of weeds. You’re almost as likely to stumble upon a crafted cocktail at an upscale restaurant, as you are shea butter offered by a street vendor. But, going from a New Jack...