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This Is How Ciara, With Her Black Power Blinders, Just Lost My Respect

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Ciara may think her ex-boyfriend Future has unmercifully drug her name through the mud, but she’s doing a pretty good job of tarnishing her own image from where I stand. That’s if she’s the type to give a damn about the opinions of Black Americans (which...

Toyota Must Pay $22 Million for Charging Minorities Higher Interest Rates

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The Justice Department and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday announced a settlement resolving allegations that Torrance-based Toyota Motor Credit Corp. discriminated against black and Asian/Pacific Islander borrowers in auto lending. Toyota has agreed that it will not increase rates it quotes to car...

Who Cares What White People Say, ‘Formation’ Is Right On Time For Beyonce – And Us

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Sometimes I get the feeling Beyoncé’s not listening, both to the criticisms that surround her – which are so numerous blocking out the noise would be understandable – and the changing social climate by which her constituents, i.e. fans are greatly affected; this is, after all,...

ASOS Under Fire For “Slave” Tee

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ASOS trying to make being a slave indie 🙄 pic.twitter.com/xDFTSS9ePG — hails (@danhails97) February 3, 2016 UK retail giant ASOS is under fire for selling a “racist” T-Shirt on their website. Liverpool streetwear label Wasted Heroes simply printed the word slave across the front with...

Black People Are Stock Investing More Now Than Ever Before

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Black Americans have generally steered clear of the stock market and consequently many with solid incomes have lagged far behind whites in accumulating wealth. But the tables are starting to turn. A national study by Chicago-based Ariel Investments. Currently, 67 percent of African-Americans with incomes...

Here’s How Melissa Harris-Perry Narrowly Escaped An Attacker In Iowa

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Being a public figure can be difficult, but when you’re a Black woman who continuously tackles issues like the intersection of race, class, and sex for a national audience, being visible can be dangerous.  On Monday, MSNBC host and Wake Forest University professor Melissa Harris-Perry learned this...