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InStyle and Kerry Washington Address Skin Lightening Claims

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Scandal star and new Mommy, Kerry Washington covers the latest issue of InStyle Magazine.  Shot by Jan Welters, InStyle’s “Super Fashion Issue” features Washington rocking the perfect spring look and — a noticeably lighter skin tone.   I’m THRILLED to share with you all that I’m on the...

Watch: Jimmy Kimmel Asks Random White People if They Have a ‘Black Friend’

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February is Black History Month. President Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976. Since then a lot has changed when it comes to race relations. Jimmy thought that might be a good area for tonight’s Pedestrian Question. So we went out onto Hollywood Boulevard...

Azealia Banks Explains Her ‘Ice Princess’ ”#Whiteface” Photo

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On Monday, Azealia Banks posted a photo on Instagram of herself with white makeup on and captioned it “whiteface.” Immediately after posting the photo, the backlash began. Some of Banks followers criticized the artist for the “whiteface” photo and were offended. But, Banks didn’t do...

David Oyelowo: Hollywood Has A ‘Fear of White Guilt’

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In an interview with the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Selma star David Oyelowo opened about his recent Oscar snub and called out the Academy for only celebrating Black actors when they play “subservient” roles. Oyelowo thinks the reason behind The Academy’s race problem is...

Tennis Star Madison Keys: ”I Don’t Really Identify Myself as White or African-American”

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Professional tennis player Madison Keys is quickly becoming the latest ‘it’ girl of professional tennis. Last week, Keys made headlines for advancing to the semi-finals after beating Venus Williams at the Australian Open. Yesterday, the 19-year-old took on women’s singles tennis No. 1 player Serena...

A.P.C . Designer Jean Touitou Uses The ‘N-Word’ To Describe Collection And Allegedly Kanye Approves

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Hood meets Bertolucci #apc A photo posted by obversion (@theobversion) on Jan 24, 2015 at 8:16am PST A.P.C. founder and french designer, Jean Touitou presented his 2015 fall/winter collection — titling one section “Last N—-s in Paris.” Touitou’s sub-collection, “Last N##@$ IN PARIS,” is a...