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Are You Dating His Family and Friends? 3 Tips to Avoid

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by Anna Bella Do  you spend all your time surrounded by his family and friends? Is ‘date night’ a night out with other couples, sharing a bottle of wine, and some pizza? Are there more family events than ‘alone’ events to attend on the weekend? If so, you may have to realize the fact that you are dating not only ... Read More »

Yvette Carnell: Obama Kisses Up to Israel, But Netanyahu Still Hates the President’s Guts

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by Yvette Carnell Much to the chagrin of human rights activists, President Obama has consistently stood with Israel, even after Israel’s summer offensive killed over 2,000 Palestinians. (Yes, the White House expressed “serious concerns” over Palestinian deaths, but that did nothing to change the outcome.) Even as Israel detains African immigrants, and Israelis beat them in the streets and hurl ... Read More »

Was Miss Jamaica Robbed at the Miss Universe Pageant? (Podcast)

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download After Miss Colombia’s Paulina Vega won the Miss Universe pageant on Sunday, she was greeted with a scepter, tiara and a kiss from the first runner-up, Miss U.S.A. But even as Vega took her first steps as Miss Universe, something that was happening elsewhere on stage caught a lot of attention. Photos circulated ... Read More »

Why are most white people afraid to talk about race?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Susan Patton, aka “The Princeton Mom” and Dr Boyce Watkins discuss the reasons that whites fear black people. Of course and as usual, they don’t agree on nearly anything, but that’s what makes it into a fun discussion. Susan also talks about a recent appearance on a black radio show, where she was ... Read More »

Guess Which Racial Group is More Likely to Be Killed by Police?

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After the unrest in Ferguson, there was a lot of conversation about whether blacks were actually being targeted by police. As a study published in August of 2014 found, blacks are not only targeted, they are far more likely to be murdered by police. Although the risk of blacks being killed by police is far lower than it once was, ... Read More »

Why is Hollywood putting so many black men in dresses?

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Terry Crews, Jamie Foxx, Martin Lawrence, Tyler Perry, Ving Rhames, these are just a few names of black male celebs who’ve been asked to put on a dress in Hollywood.  Actually, the numbers for black men are far higher than those for white men, even though white men make up the majority in ... Read More »

Why black rappers hate Iggy Azalea: Is she a racist?

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Iggy Azalea is winning awards, selling records and getting respect around the world. But she is also being scorned and ridiculed by countless leaders in the industry. The rapper Vigalantee out of Kansas City is not just a storied and respected artist, he’s also a noted activist and avid hip-hop historian. I sought out Vigalantee’s opinion of Iggy because I ... Read More »