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The Image That Destroys the Black ‘Welfare Queen’ Myth

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From The Grio/David A. Love — They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, it might be worth a thousand food stamps. In the town of Brushton, New York, 30 people were arrested for food stamp fraud. Can you guess how...

Anthony Mackie Thinks “Black Dudes With Dreadlocks” Can Lead to Racial Profiling and Police Violence

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In an interview with The Grio, Anthony Mackie sat down to discuss his new film Black and White –and also shared his views on police violence, dreadlocks and the Selma Oscar snub. Check out his comments and video below. On racial profiling and dreadlocks: “Like...

How the Internet Has Helped African Americans Break Into the Hair Business

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It was a quick run with his little sister to the Korean-owned beauty supply store for a couple of packs of Brazilian hair which initially sparked Damien Stephens interest in the hair extension business. With no real clue on how to start, he went on...

‘For Better or Worse': Tasha Smith Says Don’t Leave Your Man Over ‘One Piece of Booty’

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Most times, getting relationship advice on infidelity from our girlfriends is like Sheila (Jill Scott’s character on Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married) listening to the very opinionated Angela (actress Tasha Smith’s character) talk to her about Mike: It’s somewhere along the lines of...