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Light Is Right? Skin Tone Memory Bias Study Shows Successful Black Men Are Remembered With Paler Complexions

Researchers from San Francisco State University have coined a new term that brings to light cultural biases and skin tone.  “Skin Tone Memory Bias” is when black men who are associated with being intelligent are often remembered as having lighter skin.   It’s these biases...

‘Blurred Lines’ Lawsuit: Sony Settles With Marvin Gaye’s Family

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Marvin Gaye’s family and publishing company Sony/ATV have reached an undisclosed settlement with the “Blurred Lines” lawsuit. Last year, Robin Thicke struck first in litigation against the Gaye family when he sought declaratory relief “Blurred Lines” wasn’t a rip off of  Marvin Gaye’s “Got to...

Nigeria’s New Anti-Gay Bill Bans Same-Sex Marriage & PDA

It’s a bill that has been shrouded in secrecy, but on Monday, Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, signed a law that bans same-sex marriage and criminalizes homosexual associations, societies and meetings, with penalties of up to 14 years in jail. The new bill states: “Persons who enter...

Kanye West Is a Battery Suspect After Kim Kardashian Was Called a Racial Slur

Kim Kardashian was verbally attacked yesterday in Beverly Hills and now according to the Beverly Hills Police Department Kanye West is a suspect in a misdemeanor battery. According to TMZ, Kim was attempting to make her way into a doctor’s office but was surrounded by...

From Janet To BEYONCÉ: Why It Matters When Black Women Sing About Sexuality

This album is widely successful because it makes women feel good about themselves. I can see how that might be confusing for some.

Young Woman Wins Juicy J’s $50k ‘Twerking Scholarship’ Without Twerking

When rapper Juicy J announced that he was giving away a $50,000 “twerking scholarship” to the person with the best video scores of hopefuls fired up their cameras and got to work. But while many shook what their mama gave them, 19-year-old Zaire Holmes carefully...