an opp in regards to black radical politics...not the CRM of which he is described as a ‘significant figure’..its about his opposition to black radicalism that he deemed dangerous.
yeah no one called him an ‘opponent’ of civil rights lol wut and I don’t think liberation was Jackie’s goal so much as integration and successful assimilation. There’s a difference between not aligning with black radical politics, using your visibility to repudiate them and then endorsing a man who had a hand in…
Holy Hyperbole Batman. I think there’s a vast ocean of choice between being Killmonger and testifying in court against a black activist (and staunch supporter of yours) implicating him as a communist and belittling his brilliance in an effort to assuage the discomfort of white people. Especially considering the fate…
Wouldn’t Booker T have been the absolute first?
He had some questionable views, but not unlike a lot of other notable people you mentioned. I’ll give him credit for being an Army Captain, 4-letter athlete, and someone who fought for equality. However his whole story gives you more informaiton about who he was and not just the Hollywood/santa-claus-ed version of who…
There is a great documentary on PBS about Jackie later in life. He was definitely toeing the Uncle Tom line. He also had a weird voice.
During Black History Month, there are a few obligatory staples and customs that all black kids in America come to expect: the Black History Month assembly where a vivacious and chubby child recites Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech or Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” with the cadence of a LisaRaye…
If you haven’t already, now might be a good time to fall (back) into the Gap. The American-based worldwide clothing-and-accessories retailer, long known for its diverse casting and fresh, fashion-forward campaigns featuring basics like jeans, khakis and tees, just gave us another reason to love it with a sweet and…
“Auntie Mai, why aren’t you married?”
(Editor’s Update: Apparently, this opinion isn’t as unpopular as first thought.)
You know what, someone fo tweet at her sponsors and tell them she blames child/teen victims for their own assaults. Ot worked at least temporarily on Hannity.
The letter P strikes again.
I hope this is the end of Wendy Williams. She is a blight. Like, sis, why you out here saying crazy shit like this? We all know that your home life is a mess and you’ve been exposed (why is she giving advice on anyone’s relationship), but keep those feelings and take them to a therapist.
God, how I hate Wendy. I hope her show is cancelled, but since she is propping up male sexual predators and reveling in misogynoir, of course there will be no consequences.
Sheryland Neal wanted to be a Deusa do Ébano—an “Ebony Goddess,” in Portuguese.
In an awards season full of gestures and platitudes in support of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, many of us wondered how the music industry’s biggest night would acknowledge an issue that has also plagued its ranks.
Golden Globe-winning actress Jessica Chastain is well-known as one of the most vocal women in Hollywood when it comes to demanding equity, insisting that she be paid on par with her male co-stars. As she told Newsweek in 2017:
Artist Laetitia Ky has had enough: enough body-shaming, self-doubting and denying the natural beauty all of us possess—no matter what form it takes. The 21-year-old self-proclaimed “Ivorian goddess and polyvalent artist” has taken matters into her own hands—and hair—creating an Instagram full of surrealist imagery…
By her own admission, Grace acquiesced to sexual activity with Ansari, although she also acknowledges that she did not want to.