race

“Empire” Can Redefine Black Media Stereotypes

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As you can probably tell from my last post on black television characters, I’m very invested in media representation. Television can make or break a character of color, depicting her in an inspiring light or writing her off as a basic, one-dimensional figment of the...

Watch: Raven-Symoné Talks Defending Racist Michelle Obama Comment and Being Black Not African-American

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Raven-Symoné sat down with Alicia Quarles of E! to talk about her roles on Empire and Black-ish, the use of the ‘n’ word — and to try to clarify some of the controversial race comments (and actions) she has made over the last year. Check...

Charlie Sheen Post Racist Tweet About President Obama: ‘Barry Satera Kenya’

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Actor Charlie Sheen decided to show his true colors by posting a racist comment directed at President Barack Obama via Twitter yesterday. Barry Satera Kenya u won’t attend a soldier’s funeral uhkros da street that u kild yet u hav time 4 brackets? s a...

Starbucks’ #RaceTogether Proved To Be a Fail on Social Media

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Starbucks wants people to have an open discussion about race. But not one that takes place in a conference room or auditorium, but while you’re ordering your daily over-priced coffee. #RaceTogether is the company’s newest campaign that encourages race talk between its baristas and customers....