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Check Out Gabourey Sidibe’s Flawless Shut Down of Her Twitter Critics

Listen, Gabourey Sidibe ain’t got time for nobody’s fat shaming. And we love her for it! The actress’s star has continued to rise since she burst on the scene in Lee Daniels’ controversial 2009 film Precious. After playing the downtrodden teen, Sidibe has captivated audiences...

Straight Hair Considered A Status Symbol in Nigeria

In recent years, we’ve seen a resurgence in African-American women foregoing relaxers and embracing their hair’s natural kinky, curly and textured state. But in Nigeria, it’s apparently quite the opposite. Reports surfaced that some Nigerian women see straight hair as the ultimate status symbol and...

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...