Issa Beyoncé meme! Beyoncé casually posted an Instagram photo Wednesday, and of course it instantly became a meme. What is she ordering? Was she complaining about the check? Are the twins about to arrive? The internet had questions.
It’s no secret that black women are caught in the crosshairs of violence—not just when encountering the police but also in our own communities and homes. But how often do we really talk about it?
In the running conversation about voter-identification laws, roll purging and the efforts to decrease minorities’ access to the ballot box, the ongoing dialogue often omits the No. 1 form of voter suppression: time.
SheaMoisture had a serious mea culpa this week after it released an ad campaign featuring women talking about learning to love their natural hair—except none of those women were black.
Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security launched a new hotline to “assist victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens.” The resulting “fuck you!” from average Americans was swift and hilarious.
I’m sure there comes a time in an actor’s life when he has a role he regrets. For example, I’m sure John Travolta regrets Face Off. And Jamie Foxx regrets the black version of Taken. I fully understand the concept of “a check is a check.” But in the case of Joseph Fiennes and a role we’ll never get to see, he still…
I’m almost at the point where I want to unplug my computer and walk away from everything, because now they’re offering lease terms and finance rates on sneakers.
Ebony has responded to the growing criticism that it doesn’t pay the mostly black freelance writers whose works actually make the magazine. On Wednesday, Jagger Blaec penned an article for The Root that followed up on a piece she’d written for The Establishment.
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) is chairman of the House oversight committee, and his foot looks like something out of a Terminator movie. I don’t trust shaky Chaffetz as far as I can throw him, so who even knows if the photo he posted to Facebook on Wednesday is even his foot, but if it is, his foot is a mess.
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s annual power play, the National Action Network Convention in New York City, is back, and, as promised, the slate of high-powered speakers have brought the pain to “Trump’s front door.”
Several faculty members at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas thought it would be fun to dress up like “rappers” and name themselves “Notorious S.O.P.,” which refers to the seminary’s School of Preaching.
ESPN laid off about 100 people Wednesday, in what seemed like the end of the world if you followed the news unfolding on social media. These 100 people, who probably had over-six-figure salaries, were on-air commentators with huge followings and probably even bigger severances. Sure, it’s horrible when one loses a job…
The time has come when all of us have to accept defeat. TrumPutin is president now and as has been evidenced in his first 100 days, he will do and say anything, including making up stuff because he is delusional and he puts ketchup on his steaks.
It seems as though Bill Cosby and his family members are trying their best to have him seen in a better light. Despite the fact that more than 40 women have accused the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting them, and with a criminal trial looming over his head, the Cosby PR train is moving at full steam.
Here Comes the Sun, the stunning debut novel by Jamaican author Nicole Dennis-Benn, offers readers a different view of the island paradise. The book follows a mother working as a prostitute to make ends meet for her two daughters in a town strongly dependent on tourists. Many issues are brought to the surface: sexism,…
Although diverse communities in cannabis are growing, for black and brown women, the old adage rings true: “All the women are white, all the blacks are men, but some of us are brave.” Supernova Women is turning that reality on its head. Founded in 2015 by three black and one multiracial woman, the Oakland,…
It can happen at the most inopportune time; sometimes your bladder has a mind of its own. But what do you do when you have the urge to pee after sitting for 30 minutes on a plane that’s on the tarmac?
A Mississippi man has filed a lawsuit against R. Kelly for allegedly popping on a little 12 Play and doing a little bumping and grinding with his wife.