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Charlize Theron Dresses Adoptive Black Son in Blonde Wig & Dress: The Politics of Transracial Adoption

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Charlize Theron was recently spotted with her 5-year-old adopted Black son, Jackson Theron, who was dressed in a blonde wig and dress. The website who released the photos claim that Charlize Theron thinks her son is transgender, though these details have never been confirmed by...

Forget What White Feminists Are Talking About, We Need To Focus On Black Women Earning 60 Cents For Every White Male Dollar

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60 cents. How many times have you heard that figure come out of the mouth of a white female proponent of equal pay? We’re guessing none. But we know you’ve heard the number 79, the figure that’s become the arc of the equal pay movement and...

Nate Parker Has The Nerve To Be Disappointed In Black People’s Response To His Rape Case

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No matter where you stand on Nate Parker and his upcoming film, Birth of a Nation, it’s safe to say news that the actor was enthralled in a rape case while in college was both shocking and disappointing for everyone. Regardless of Parker being acquitted of the...

Black Women Dating Older Men: Don’t Be Afraid To Tell Them “Pay My Bills, Thanks”

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While dating, there is one (often left unstated) rule that gives men far too much freedom and power: Men are entitled to seek out younger women, but have no obligation to date older women. As a 26-year-old single Black woman who frequents dating websites, I...

#BuyBlack: The Problem With Supporting Black-Owned Businesses (And How We Can Fix It)

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There is a growing movement to support Black owned businesses that has inspired many a Black folk to jump on the Black-business-only-bandwagon. From reports that a Black woman sold out of school supplies specifically geared towards black children, to the creation of a Google Chrome...

On Daniel Harris’s Death: It’s Time For White Folks To Tell Police “White Lives Matter”

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Daniel Harris, a 29-year-old deaf man, was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop. A North Carolina state trooper killed Harris, just feet away from his house, after the young man did not pull over. It is unclear whether he was able to...