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Lifetime Promotes Diversity at the Cost of Black Women

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If you’re a white woman struggling to discover your inner Black girl, Lifetime has you covered! On Wednesday night, Lifetime debuted an all-new unscripted makeover series entitled “Girlfriend Intervention.” Each week four experts—beauty pro Tracy Balan, home and sanctuary guru Nikki Chu, style and fashion...

From Ratchet to Riches: The Reality of Black Women on Reality TV

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Lifetime recently announced that it was cancelling its newest reality show, BAPs. BAPs stood for Black American Princesses and Princes and followed a crew of female and male friends who were allegedly affluent and part of the Black bourgeoisie of St. Louis. It seemed that...

“Swagger Wagon” is Funny Because Black People are Terrifying

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By now, you’ve probably seen Toyota’s ‘Swagger Wagon’ video, the newest blaxploitation ad that the internet is scratching its head about. It’s a little strange to think that just last year, the internet was fawning over the ‘Just Checking’ Cheerios commercial, which featured an interracial...

The Real Problem With Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” Cover Art & Her “Black Jezebel” Brand

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Last week, Nicki Minaj released the artwork for her new single “Anaconda,” featuring the rapper in a squat position with her large posterior aimed directly at viewers. The image was met with mostly support from fans and critics but some questioned if the image was “too racy.” In...

The Era of the Bad B*tch: How It Hurts Our Black Women

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Outspoken, arrogant, and unfaltering to criticism, she sits erect on an unconquerable throne surrounded by the riches and spoils of a life of nonchalance. Competition? Please. On what planet? Men and women idolize everything she touches, emulate everything she wears, and envy her life. With...