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Anika Noni Rose’s Patience With Cicely Tyson Is the Blackest Thing That Ever Happened This Week

The Emmys began last night with a skit featuring disgraced former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, a clear reference to Melissa McCarthy’s brilliant impersonation of him on Saturday Night Live,  and an act in which the consequencelessness of whiteness has never been better exemplified. Whatever hope there is…

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Tenn. University President Hosted Dinner for African-American Students Featuring Cotton-Stalk Centerpieces and ‘Black Meals’ 

One would assume that in order to be the president of an institute of higher education, the bare-minimum requirement would be some level of common sense (and diversity training). But alas, it seems as if that wasn’t the case at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., where the president has come under fire for…