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The Real Anti-Blackness of Comedy  The Real Anti-Blackness of Comedy 

Tiffany Haddish has had quite a year. From her breakout role in the film Girls Trip to landing her own comedy special on Netflix, Haddish has become quite the household name. Recently she had the opportunity to be the first black comedienne to host Saturday Night Live in the show’s 42-year run. While much of the…

The Crime This Time: Partying While Black and Successful The Crime This Time: Partying While Black and Successful

“That’s a nice dress,” the officer said as I stood frozen while she snapped my picture. I thanked her without smiling as she led me to the bright cell with cornflower-colored bars where I would stay until I was summoned once more to be fingerprinted. I wondered how the woman in the cell across from mine could sleep,…

Don’t Hurt
Yourself: Unicorns Aren’t Real and You’re Not a Special Snowflake Don’t Hurt Yourself: Unicorns Aren’t Real and You’re Not a Special Snowflake

Many moons ago, fresh off an unexpected achievement and gaining a toehold in both the music industry and the fun, freewheeling network that was once Twitter, I decided to celebrate my unlikely success with the social media tagline, “Just your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door ... may I borrow some sugar?”

'Crazy Baldheads' Seek to Eliminate Dreads 'Crazy Baldheads' Seek to Eliminate Dreads

Is there a causal connection between hairstyles worn by black boys and their future success, and should we strongly encourage these boys to avoid wearing dreadlocks and braids? That’s what Steve Perry, Steve Harvey and the U.S. Army seem to be arguing. Recently, they teamed up to disseminate pearls for success to an…

Naomi Campbell and the ‘Twice as Good’ as White People Myth Naomi Campbell and the ‘Twice as Good’ as White People Myth

Recently, for The Guardian, Naomi Campbell shared an excerpt from a limited edition, two-volume book that chronicles her life as a groundbreaking and highly successful supermodel and all of the opportunities stemming from that. Yet for all that is shared in the excerpt—her as a supermodel, her speaking with world…

Your 4.0 GPA Won’t Protect You From Systemic Racism Your 4.0 GPA Won’t Protect You From Systemic Racism

Being “twice as good” won’t save you from becoming a target.

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