November 30, 2012
One writer explores whether an Israeli Defense Force lieutenant's "Obama style" Facebook photo that caused a recent backlash had different connotations overseas.
by Lynette Holloway onOctober 31, 2012
A photo of two men wearing thick gold chains, baseball caps and sagging pants raises age-old questions.
by Tami Winfrey Harris onMay 3, 2012
Reflecting on the recent use of blackface on 30 Rock, Clutch magazine's Tami Winfrey Harris says that she was fine with it and reminds us that context matters.
February 8, 2012
Sure, they're clueless about history -- but it's their take on what it means to be black now that really makes us cringe.
December 9, 2011
In today's link roundup: Are you too easily offended? Plus: Touré's advice on how to stay married.
November 15, 2011
University of Southern Mississippi sorority girls thought this would be a cute choice for a 1980s party.
by Nsenga Burton onOctober 26, 2010
NU is not having it.
by Nsenga Burton onSeptember 30, 2010
Black people are the butt of the joke in the fashion industry, again.
October 30, 2009
I’m bracing myself for one or two blackface Baracks. And I’m trying to decide now – because I do my best thinking when I’m not in a ridiculous costume – how I’ll react.
September 25, 2009
On Thursday's episode of "The Colbert Report," Stephen Colbert introduces a new word into the American lexicon: Blackwashing.
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His Morehouse gradation speech reignited the debate over his posture toward blacks.
The "no shame in my game" judge gets put on trial for misconduct.
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