opinion

Priyanka Chopra Is Right: We Must Address Black American Prejudice and Xenophobia

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In a recent interview with Complex Magazine, Priyanka Chopra— winner of the 2000 Miss World Pageant, Bollywood extraordinaire and lead actor in the hit series Quantico — claimed that she experienced racism and xenophobia at the whims of a Black peer while in high school:...

It’s About Time We Label “Mainstream” Media, “White” Media

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Liz Heron, Huffington Post’s executive editor, recently tweeted a photo captioned: “Notice anything about this @HuffingtonPost editors meeting?” that has sparked some controversy. Why? Well, because not only was there a complete absence of male faces, but also not a single Black woman in sight....

Rachel Roy May Not Be “Becky” But She’s Still A Problem And This Is Why

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For days, everyone from members of the Beyhive to Wendy Williams have been speculating the identity of the elusive “Becky” referenced in Beyonce’s song “Sorry” off of her much talked about album, “Lemonade.” “Becky,” the woman who may or may not be Jay Z’s fictitious sidepiece was...

Thank You Beyoncé For Helping The World Finally See The Fullness Of Black Women

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At a recent screening of Greenleaf in New York City, a new show slated to appear on OWN TV this summer, Oprah stated “The way you break down barriers in a society that doesn’t see you as human is show your humanity.” That quote was the first thought that...

Men Suck: Can We Please Address That Fact Now?

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Men as a demographic suck. Of course, not all men. Just many. And let’s establish something from the jump, right now: this post is not meant to be anti-male or male bashing. So, in order to establish how precisely I can plainly state “men as...

On Afrika Bambaataa, Bill Cosby & The Men Who Support Sexual Abuse

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Last Sunday, Afrika Bambaataa was accused of sexual abuse by Ronald Savage in an interview published by The Daily News. Savage, a former music executive and author, alleged that Bambaataa fondled him and forced him to perform sexual acts on other members of the Zulu...