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Is This Your Queen? Ellen Pompeo, Growth and Performative White Allyship Is This Your Queen? Ellen Pompeo, Growth and Performative White Allyship

There is a video circulating on social media currently that has people praising Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo as our new white shero.

How Do You Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey? How Do You Cook a Thanksgiving Turkey?

It’s two days before Thanksgiving, and today my sister called to ask me if I know how to cook a turkey.

Green Book Has Great Acting, a Misleading Title and Palatable Racism for White People Green Book Has Great Acting, a Misleading Title and Palatable Racism for White People

When I sat down to watch the movie Green Book, I was expecting to get a visual education on the historical use of The Negro Motorist Green Book by Victor Hugo Green. Green published the guidebook from 1936 to 1966 for black travelers in the Jim Crow era whose trips took them through areas that were openly racist and…

Alleged Gunman, His Girlfriend, a Police Officer and 1 Other Dead in Shooting at Chicago Hospital [Updated] Alleged Gunman, His Girlfriend, a Police Officer and 1 Other Dead in Shooting at Chicago Hospital [Updated]

One person is reported dead and at least three others—including one police officer—were wounded after a gunman opened fire at a Chicago hospital on Monday afternoon.

The Coronation of Our Queen Cicely Tyson at the 2018 Governors Awards The Coronation of Our Queen Cicely Tyson at the 2018 Governors Awards

Last night, I had the privilege to attend the 2018 Governors Awards in Hollywood, Calif., and saw Cicely Tyson receive her honorary Oscar. She is the first black woman to ever win the honor.

Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen on What Has Changed Since the Civil Rights Movement and Jim Crow

In the new film Green Book, Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen play a black musical genius and the hard-nosed Italian he hires to drive him through the Jim Crow south on a concert tour.

Mr. Big, Therapy and Creating Closure for Myself After a Toxic Relationship Mr. Big, Therapy and Creating Closure for Myself After a Toxic Relationship

You probably were not expecting another chapter in the saga of Mr. Big and, quite frankly, neither was I.

Sacramento Police Implement New Body Camera Placement Policy to Prevent ‘Accidental’ Shutoffs  Sacramento Police Implement New Body Camera Placement Policy to Prevent ‘Accidental’ Shutoffs 

In the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 6, 19-year-old Darell Richards was shot and killed by a SWAT officer with the Sacramento Police Department. The officers claimed Richards had pointed a weapon at them—a weapon that was later discovered to be a pellet gun. When the body camera footage from the officers at…

When White Ladies Act Like They Want That Action, Give It to Them When White Ladies Act Like They Want That Action, Give It to Them

Before I begin this post, I will once again give my standard disclaimer that says I understand “not all white people” and “not all white women.” It’s annoying that I have to do this every single time, but white people be forcing my hand, so here we are.

I Got to See Michelle Obama at Her Becoming LA Tour Stop and She Is as Magical as You’d Imagine I Got to See Michelle Obama at Her Becoming LA Tour Stop and She Is as Magical as You’d Imagine

Last night, I was part of the sold-out crowd that gathered at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., to see the only first lady I will recognize—Michelle Obama—at her Los Angeles tour stop for her new book, Becoming: An Intimate Conversation With Michelle Obama.

Kroger Shooting Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crime Kroger Shooting Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crime

The white man accused of shooting and killing two black shoppers at a Louisville, Ky., area supermarket was indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury on hate crimes and firearm charges.

African American Film Critics Association Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary African American Film Critics Association Celebrates 10th Year Anniversary

This award season, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) will celebrate ten years of bridging the gap of exposure for filmmakers and artists of the African Diaspora. While the organization actively reviews cinema at-large, it has a particular emphasis on films that include the black experience.

2 Black-Owned Networks Are Coming to the Comcast Channel Lineup in 2019 2 Black-Owned Networks Are Coming to the Comcast Channel Lineup in 2019

Comcast Corporation has an agreement with two African American majority owned independent networks to distribute their channels on Comcast Cable systems beginning in January 2019.

Idris Elba’s Daughter Will Be the 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador Idris Elba’s Daughter Will Be the 2019 Golden Globe Ambassador

While Idris Elba basks in the glory of being named People’s “Sexiest Man Alive,” his daughter is making a name for herself in an amazing way.

Meet Grace McKinnon: Black Women Are the Superheroines Who Don’t Wear Capes  Meet Grace McKinnon: Black Women Are the Superheroines Who Don’t Wear Capes 

It seems as though the number of black men killed at the hands of police increases by at least one every day. The stories have become so commonplace as to somewhat desensitize the public to their occurrence.

Jill Scott Pretends to Give Her Mic a Blowjob. People Who Apparently Never Heard Her Music Lose Their Minds Jill Scott Pretends to Give Her Mic a Blowjob. People Who Apparently Never Heard Her Music Lose Their Minds

In case you slept through third-shift Twitter, Jill Scott made the trending list after she got on stage and simulated giving her microphone a blowjob.

#BothamJean: Newly Elected Dallas DA Wants to Charge Amber Guyger With Murder #BothamJean: Newly Elected Dallas DA Wants to Charge Amber Guyger With Murder

More than two months after an unarmed and innocent 26-year-old, Botham Shem Jean, was shot to death in his apartment by former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, newly elected Dallas District Attorney John Creuzot is ready to do the job his predecessor failed to—charge Guyger with murder.

How Many 'Black Bitches' Does a Woman Have to Be Called While Being Stabbed for It to Be a Hate Crime? How Many 'Black Bitches' Does a Woman Have to Be Called While Being Stabbed for It to Be a Hate Crime?

A black woman was brutally attacked by a white man on a Brooklyn subway platform Friday night, and he reportedly called her a “black bitch” over and over again as he did it. So why is it that both the police and larger legacy media outlets are hesitant to label the crime as what it is—a racist hate crime?

#NetNeutrality: Supreme Court Hands Over a Major Victory for Open Internet Advocates #NetNeutrality: Supreme Court Hands Over a Major Victory for Open Internet Advocates

Every time I see a picture of Ajit Pai, I want to kick him in his Reese’s cup.

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