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Should Black Women Support Marlon Wayans’ New Movie “50 Shades of Black”?

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Today Marlon Wayans’ latest parody movie 50 Shades of Black hits theaters, and while the previews for the flick look hilarious, black women aren’t finding some of the jokes the comedian has cracked off screen nearly as funny. Yesterday this clip from NBC reporter Ben Aaron began circulating...

Julie Delpy Apologizes For Saying She Wished She Were African-American

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During a recent interview with The Wrap, Julie Delpy responded to criticism over the Academy’s lack of diversity with some questionable comments. The two-time Oscar nominee said, Two years ago, I said something about the Academy being very white male, which is the reality, and...

White High School Seniors Smile And Pose In T-Shirts Spelling Out The “N” Word

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There is a photo of six teenage girls smiling from ear to ear and posing in black tshirts spelling out the word “Ni**er” in gold lettering circulating the internet. Apparently, members of Desert Vista High School’s senior class took a photo for the yearbook earlier...

Viola Davis: One White Woman In Hollywood Makes More Than All The A-List Black Actresses Combined

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Viola Davis is the latest entertainer to throw her opinion on this year’s Academy Award nominations into the ring. Though Davis says she won’t be attending the Oscars because she’ll be “on vacation” she did speak on the controversy concerning the lack of diversity among the...

Shonda Rhimes, Common, and Norman Lear to Produce Documentary Series on Inequality in America

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Despite our nation’s progress, inequality remains a huge issue in America. Currently, the wealth of the top one-percent is equal to that of the remaining 99-percent, and things just keep getting worse. To explore these issues, producer and writer Shonda Rhimes, rapper Common, and TV vet Norman...

Just In Time for MLK Day, Scholastic Releases a Children’s Book About George Washington’s Happy Slaves

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When I was a kid I loved getting lost in a good book. From the Judy Blume to the Babysitters Club, if it was printed between two covers I probably read it growing up. My love of reading extended clear through high school where I fell in love...