Because many whites feel that US society is now "post racial," enabling them to "get their black on" without a physical presence in the black community, white label executives package black culture and style through white artists without the burdens of racial disadvantage.
Silence is not acceptable. Sweeping problems under the rug is not acceptable. "Boys will be boys" is no longer acceptable as a credo.
New York City filmmaker and TV host Mike Sargent wants to get to the bottom of a phenomenon that is able to show so much about the way men and women relate, cross-cultural, cross-continental, global.
It appears that many journalists and publicists were angered, but NOT surprised by the snubbing of legendary photographer Bill Jones at the recent rec...
"I haven't always been that great at moving on from past relationships," Sevyn Streeter confesses, "And I don't think I'm the only one who's had that experience."
Preaching isn't about shock value or personal agendas that get you on a Hip-Hop station's rumor report. It's not about trying to keep people bound to narrow-minded ideals, restrictive, oppressive practices, or a disjointed understanding of God rooted in your own insecurities and misplaced priorities.
Jay-Z's 100th Problem #WhatJayZSaidToSolange is the hash tag that circulated wildly on Twitter and many social networks once news broke that Solange ...
If we as a society are serious about preventing domestic violence, the expansion of civil legal aid for domestic violence victims must be in the policy mix.
Have you watched the news recently and just been depressed when it ended? I was recently looking at the headlines and remembered again why I don't spend much time there. I sure don't find many stories that make my life richer.
Not only are celebrities pardoned for their obnoxious behavior, their stock seems to rise. That's right, the more they screw up, the more they win.
Each release was either a bloated, masturbatory "meh" (Gaga, Timberlake), a bland retread aimed squarely at third graders (Perry), or a bafflingly mixed bag of roaring promise and faux-controversial poppycock (The fair Cyrus bird).
Yesterday I read an article in which Chris Brown discussed the age at which he lost his virginity. He was 8, he says, and the girl was 14 or 15. Sex at age eight is rape, especially given the fact that the girl involved was significantly older, a teenager. The worst part? This isn't the first time I've heard this from a man.
It doesn't matter if Brown thinks he wasn't raped. It doesn't matter if he thinks he was empowered and it's just an inevitable experience that catapulted him down the road to manhood. It doesn't matter. He was raped. Rape is rape.
If Chris Brown were to admit that he was sexually abused without showing any level of self-perceived control of the situation, where would the narrative have went?
If you find yourself at parties asking, "Hey, whatever happened to break-dancing movies?" you are in luck. There is a movie about break dancing call...
I remember it so vividly it's actually quite sad. One day in 1988, I was browsing through cassingles at my local Sam Goody and stumbled upon a Billboa...