Open Thread

Open Thread: Do You Think Reparations Will Ever Happen?

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African-Americans have been demanding their 40 acres and a mule since we were promised as much following the Civil War, but now everyday citizens aren’t the only ones arguing reparations are not only long overdue, but necessary for black people to flourish in the United States....

Open Thread: Do You Have Hair Salon Anxiety?

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Trying a new hair salon or stylist for the first time isn’t easy. After you’ve thoroughly examined the establishment’s Instagram account and the personal accounts of their stylists, you make an appointment and brace yourself. Then you finally get there and you’re sitting in that...

Open Thread: How Would You Respond To Finding Out You’ve Been Cheated On?

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If you haven’t heard by now, Tichina Arnold’s husband Rico Hines has been up to no damn good and she made certain all of their friends and family knew exactly what his secret extracurricular activities consisted of. That story got us thinking. At the very...

Open Thread: Do You Ever Feel Tired Of Being Black?

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Somewhere in the past twelve months of Black folks being associated with “the whip (and the Nae Nae),” “Trap Queens,” Empire’s negative stereotyping,Drake’s attempts at cha cha dancing, Ben Carson’s Presidential run, likely tons of other things I’m forgetting and all of us just singing...

Open Thread: Where Do You Stand On Monique Pressley?

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Slowly but surely Bill Cosby’s lawyer has begun to outshine the once beloved TV dad. As anxious as we all are to hear what will come out of the mouth of Bill and his unwaveringly faithful wife Camille during his upcoming hearing, right now the world seems...

Open Thread: Should Tampons Be Tax-Free?

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A new bill, introduced in the California State Assembly by Democrat Cristina Garcia and co-authored by Republican Ling Ling Chang, would make tampons sales tax-free in the state. The measure isn’t unprecedented in the U.S. though. New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Minnesota have all...