She’s the straight-talking grandmother on black-ish and the self-proclaimed “Mother of Black Hollywood,” but “Auntie” Jenifer Lewis also has issues.
This week, Grown-ish premiered on Freeform to big fanfare. Everyone is loving it. I’m loving it.
Depending on your cynicism (or reality) meter, the results of a new GenForward poll focusing on race, racial power and racism may be shocking, especially because the conventional wisdom is that millennials are the most tolerant of all generations; they are certainly the most diverse.
Whether it’s a Bantu knot, a cornrow or some Paula Deen recipe that was likely “inspired” by her former black chef, white people are always being assigned credit for the work done by darker people. This is not a new phenomenon by any stretch of the imagination, but it is perpetually annoying. And when it’s applied to…
In a continuing trend of millennials raising the bar and showing they have what it takes to help institute positive change in the world, a 22-year-old black woman has announced her candidacy for mayor of Detroit.
Thanks to the Internet and social media universalizing certain aspects of culture, our slang has become less regional and maddeningly uniform. So a black dude could trek from New York City to the Atlanta University Center in his Timbs and not be clowned for saying how long it took, “dead ass.” Because he probably…
After what seems like a year's worth of trailers, teasers, and dozens of free screenings for Bougie Blacks and guilt-ridden Whites, Dear White People was finally released. Some are calling it genius and whichever other superlative they can think of. Others have been somewhat underwhelmed.