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Pulling Up Your Pants Won’t Keep You From Being Harassed by Police

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While the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has gone viral, a former Marine thought it was a good idea to challenge Black men to pull up their pants. Malik King says that sagging pants on Black men is not only a bad reflection upon themselves, but...

White Men Who Shout Racial Slurs At Rap Concerts: You Are Making Me Uncomfortable

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  [Editorial Note: This piece contains racial slurs.] There are lots of things that make me uncomfortable: strangers touching my hair, my thick thighs rubbing in the heat, yeast infections. And lately, there’s one more thing that’s been making me really uncomfortable: White men at...

Bon Qui Qui Character Used to Market Benefits Cosmetics: Racist or Not?

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Is using Anjelah Johnson’s MADTv Bon Qui Qui character an appropriate means to marketing makeup? According to Benefits Cosmetics, the answer is a definite yes.  Their new “Wing Women” campaign video features Johnson as Bon Qui Qui, along with two other popular Vine comedians, in a remake of...

Black Filmmaker Wrongfully Arrested

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If it could not get any worse for police in America, it just did. On Friday, Aug. 22 television producer and award-wining filmmaker Charles Belk was wrongfully arrested in Beverly Hills. Belk, who holds an MBA from Indiana University, was apprehended as he strolled away...

The Road to Justice: We Need More Black Leaders

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During the mid-1950s Black Americans grew tired of the racial segregation plaguing this country. It was during this time the Supreme Court ruled “separate but equal” unconstitutional. In addition, there became an increasing amount of Black leaders rising to the occasion to combat the racial...