The Trump administration proposed Monday to replace the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) debit cards and coupons with boxes of pre-selected nonperishables as part of a $4.4 trillion budget plan. The specifics of how this change would be implemented are vague, but here’s what's been pitched thus far: The food packages, dubbed “America’s Harvest Box”... Continue Reading →
When it was first announced that Rose McGowan would be starring in a docu-series centered around the #MeToo movement, I was immediately skeptical and had questions that needed answers: Did Tarana Burke sign off on this? Will she be getting paid? And will she receive proper credit?
Ever since she was thrust into the public eye, 6-year-old Blue Ivy Carter has been subjected to countless insults about her physical appearance. You could even say the attacks on Blue began before she was born. When Beyoncé announced her pregnancy in 2011, people wondered to themselves and aloud: does Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s baby stand... Continue Reading →
A California woman is suing Walmart amid concerns about a store policy to keep Black hair products and styling tools locked away in a glass case. Essie Grundy took to social media earlier this month to denounce security discrepancies in the Perris, CA store's hair product aisle. In the video, which has been shared thousands... Continue Reading →
Being black in a world that perpetually undermines and denies our humanity is an arduous task. As the late James Baldwin once said, “to be a Negro in this country (America) and to be relatively conscious is to be in a rage almost all the time.” The more life experience and knowledge I acquire, the... Continue Reading →
Let’s leave giving problematic, scamming ass men a platform and a following just for being pro-black and pontificating about white supremacy in 2017. Cheers to maintaining a more moisturized standard for black leadership in 2018!
The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality regulations yesterday, as you've likely heard already. In other words, Internet service providers will no longer be required by law to deliver fair and impartial web access and prices to consumers. Accessing certain websites may require Internet users to pay for expensive bundles, similar to... Continue Reading →
The royal engagement between Prince Harry of Wales and Meghan Markle has sparked a huge debate in the black “conscious” community about whether or not mixed people—in this context, having one black parent and one white one—are entitled to claim blackness. Some would say that Markle’s failure to publicly identify herself as a black woman... Continue Reading →
There is a pervasive, reoccurring sentiment that interracial relationships—both romantic and friendly—are the solution to America’s race problem. This narrative is frequently presented in the media and in literature, to the point where many of us cling to it for dear life whenever uncomfortable dialogues about racism arise. While this philosophy looks great on paper... Continue Reading →