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Miss Ann Syndrome: Why Are Black Men Like Trevor Noah and Charlamagne Caping For Tomi Lahren?

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It seems as though all you have to do became a famous racist and be accepted by Black men like Charlamagne Tha God and Trevor Noah, is to dress it up as a bleach blonde and be mainstream pretty. Over the last week, Tomi Lahren...

On Being Black in the Era of Trump

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Donald Trump’s presidential win has ushered in a new era of White supremacy so palpable that the only place I feel physically, psychologically and emotionally safe is in my house. Luckily, for me, I am afforded the opportunity to work from home, so I need...

What Patton Oswalt Got Wrong: The Problem With Comparing Racism and Sexism in America

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Comedian Patton Oswalt has a tendency of tweeting intelligent and poignant things in light of current events, and in the social media flurry after Donald Trump was elected, you can bet he had something to say. While I appreciated him speaking out against the hate...

30 Things Black People Will Take With Us if We Leave America

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Donald Trump was elected president last week, so that means racist White America (which believes it should rid the nation of every minority demographic, including black people) also won. As Americans, Black people should respect that defeat. Perhaps it’s time to return to Africa. The...

8 Life Lessons I Learned From Becoming An Aunt

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About three years ago, I became an aunt. At the same time, my family was struggling financially, I just finished college, the nascent era of #BlackLivesMatter activism was about to take the nation by storm, and I launched my writing career by publishing a personal...

A Real Question About Motherhood: As A Woman Of A Certain Age, Do You Really Want To Be Halle Or Janet?

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Science — and celebrities — are routinely sending us the message that our biological clocks aren’t really ticking as fast the emotional ones that tell us we must become a mother by a certain age. Three years ago, Halle Berry gave birth to a son at...