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Must Read: Joy Bryant Pens A Moving Essay On Self Love

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I read somewhere that validation is for parking. Ain't that the truth… Check out my @refinery29 piece (link in my profile) on how I'm still learning that hard lesson. A photo posted by Joy Bryant (@joybeezy) on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:13pm PDT Actress and...

Isn’t It Funny How Rappers Will Jump On Every Bandwagon But Black Lives Matter?

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Have you peeped all the black men walking around with half-shaven heads and two cornrow braids that meet at the top? The trendy hairstyle seen on men like The Game and Chris Brown is a personal pet peeve of mine, but, pettiness aside, the look...

Why I Don’t Pay For Dates As A Black Woman

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I absolutely refuse to even touch my wallet while on a date with a man and I think that most Black women should do the same. However, this wasn’t always the case. As a 26-year-old Black woman, in the past, the fact that I always...

Open Thread: What Would You Do About Police Brutality If You Were Barack Obama?

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When you sign up to be president of the United States, you basically sign up for indefinite criticism and ridicule over every decision you make. But when you’re the first black president of the United States in a time when divisiveness over race in the...

On Leslie Jones & Twitter Harassment: Here’s Why Racists Shouldn’t Be Banned From Twitter

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I leave Twitter tonight with tears and a very sad heart.All this cause I did a movie.You can hate the movie but the shit I got today…wrong — Leslie Jones (@Lesdoggg) July 19, 2016 Comedian and star of the recent all-female cast Ghostbusters Movie, Leslie...

Do These Black Sheriffs Realize They’re Being Used As Puppets — Or Do They Just Not Care?

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By now we’re sure you saw the heated exchange between CNN’s Don Lemon and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke that went viral yesterday. Just to recap, Sheriff Clarke, a black man, essentially blamed Black Lives Matter for the deaths of the three Baton Rouge police officers who...