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The Free License Movement Call-In Campaign

August 22, 2012
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Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee: these are the states perpetuating the greatest civil rights violation of our time, and no, I’m not talking about Chick-Fil-A. In those states, with possibly South Carolina and Texas joining them, voters this November will be turned away from the polls if they’re unable to produce a valid […]

Posted in: Commentary, Politics

Creator of TV Show ‘Girls’ Defends All White Cast By Claiming She Knows No Black People

August 19, 2012
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Lena Dunham, creator of the celebrated HBO series “Girls,” addressed critics of her show’s all white cast today by stating that she has no personal relationships with any black people, and thus cannot possibly create a character that is anything but white. Although her show takes place in New York City, arguably the most ethnically […]

Posted in: Satire, Television

Why We Need Totally Biased

August 10, 2012
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If I were to ask you what shows young, intelligent, socially aware black people watch, what would your answers be? The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, of course. Maybe Rachel Maddow. Negroes love some Anderson Cooper too. Hell, I even think Ellen Degeneres might be getting some token black viewers during these summer months. […]

Posted in: Commentary, Television

You the People: An Open Letter from Ann Romney to the American Public

August 7, 2012
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To the American People: Recently, it has come to my attention that certain factions of the liberal media machine do not believe my husband really represents you, the people. With my husband’s signed permission, I am writing this letter in order to dispel myths and to assure you that nothing could be further from the […]

Posted in: Politics, Satire

A Guide to Black Friendly Young Adult Fantasy

August 6, 2012
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Victoria Foyt is making a lot of people angry. Her latest fantasy novel Save the Pearls prominently features a thinly veiled racist allegory set in a “dystopic” future where people of colour are the ruling class and white folks are oppressed. It’s a novel aimed at young adults. Young white adults. Others have gone in […]

Posted in: Literature

Black Venus

August 6, 2012
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Maxim Vakhovskiy is a North Carolina-living, Eastern European photographer who is creating a book full of pages and pages of naked, black women. As a gorgeous black woman who enjoys seeing other gorgeous black women, I really wanted to like this project. At first glance, it seems awesome. The artist is looking to celebrate black […]

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The Melissa Harris-Perry Show: Politics and People of Color

August 1, 2012
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As everyone around me enjoys the spectacle that is the 2012 Summer Olympics (congratulations, Gabby Douglas!), I can’t help but wish things would return to normal, as quickly as possible.  And it’s not my disdain for sports (though it certainly doesn’t help) that fuels this desire, but rather, salvaging my weekend routine. From 10am-12pm EST […]

Posted in: Television

Racial Abuse on Tumblr Goes Ignored by Support Staff

July 30, 2012
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Tumblr touts itself as a place where people are free to express themselves however they see fit. Whether you’re reblogging your favorite cat videos or gawking over the latest pasty faced British actor all over BBC, it is often said that Facebook is for what’s on your mind, but Tumblr is for what’s in your […]

Posted in: Commentary