Posts tagged "black"

The Hair Dilemma

The Hair Dilemma
First off, I’d like to start off by saying this will not be another piece about natural hair and it being some sort of liberation for the black woman. Nor will it be an exploration of the many different ways in which black women wear their hair. All good topics, but frankly we’ve had those... Read more »

The Gabby Douglas Hair Debate: What's Wrong Dear Black Women?

The Gabby Douglas Hair Debate: What's Wrong Dear Black Women?
If you’re an American, you should be proud. Olympics 2012 is in full swing and our athletes have been killing it. Especially Gabby Douglas. The 16-year-old gymnast earned not one, but two gold medals for her (insert the best adjective to describe her performance here). While most of the world is being blown away by... Read more »

Why Chris Rock Was On Point With His Independence Day Tweet

Why Chris Rock Was On Point With His Independence Day Tweet
Comedian turned actor Chris Rock has been catching a lot of flack for his tweet about the fourth of July earlier this week. He posted “Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren’t free but I’m sure they enjoyed fireworks.” The feedback was quick and plentiful on both ends. One tweeter wrote “Dear @chrisrock without... Read more »
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Trayvon Martin Case: Why it Has EVERYTHING To Do With Race

Trayvon Martin Case: Why it Has EVERYTHING To Do With Race
As I sit in front of my computer, reading the Facebook comments left on 17 year-old Trayvon Martin’s page, I start to cry. Cry for the life of a young boy lost, cry for the family and friends who now have to leave messages of fond memories on his profile, cry for the injustice that... Read more »