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A Handy (And Hilarious) Guide To Editing Your Swimsuit Photos

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.05.2016 | Women

"MTV Decoded" host Franchesca Ramsey is here to make sure you get the perfect swimsuit photo this summer. On Sunday, Ramsey, who is also a writer for ...

Sargon of Akkad and the Importance of Free Speech

Matthew Rozsa | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Matthew Rozsa

The First Amendment may technically apply only to Americans, but its underlying principle is the foundation for individual liberty everywhere.

6 Game-Changing Feminists On How The Movement Has Impacted Their Lives

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women

Feminist powerhouses transform the world around them into a more equality-friendly place. But what about how the movement has changed their lives? To...

This Video Highlights Some Of The Best Black Creators On The Web

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 03.03.2016 | Black Voices

February may be over but that doesn't mean celebrating black history should be put on pause. YouTube is helping our stories stay in the forefront with...

Franchesca Ramsey Discusses Trolls, Black History Month, and Courage

Camryn Garrett | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Camryn Garrett

In honor of Black History Month starting today, I'm excited to kick off an interview series with several lovely black women. My hope is that this seri...

8 Black Media Professionals Helping To Create A Better Tomorrow

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

This February, HuffPost Black Voices is honoring black men and women who are paving the way to a better future for black America. As part of our "Blac...

Jesus Wasn’t White And Here’s Why That Matters

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.22.2015 | Black Voices

The traditional image of Jesus as a blue-eyed, blonde-haired white man is historically inaccurate. In her latest video for MTV Decoded, Franchesa Rams...

The Surprising Science Behind Why People Buy Into Stereotypes

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.03.2015 | Black Voices

Have you ever wondered if stereotypes -- from the most innocent to the most harmful -- are true? The latest episode of MTV News: Decoded, a web serie...

Racist Halloween Costumes That Are Actually Made For Kids

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.22.2015 | Black Voices

Halloween costume manufacturers have done something really scary. In the most recent episode of MTV News: Decoded, a web series that breaks down is...

These Comic Book Super Fans Couldn't Name 7 Superheroes Of Color

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 10.14.2015 | Black Voices

Can you name seven superheroes of color? That's the question comedian Francesca Ramsey asked attendees at the New York City ComicCon, which took plac...

'Are Fried Chicken And Watermelon Racist?'

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.03.2015 | Black Voices

Yes, watermelon is awesome and chicken is arguably best when it’s fried. But not all associations with these foods are tasteful. As much as we'd...

5 Ways To Be An Ally To A Community You're Not A Part Of

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women

On December 3, it was announced that an NYPD officer would not be indicted for placing an unarmed African-American man named Eric Garner in a chokehol...

No Doubt Gets 2013 Update With 'Don't Tweet'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.14.2013 | Comedy

YouTube star Franchesca Ramsey just released this parody of No Doubt's 1996 hit "Don't Speak," with lyrics updated to reflect how some people really, ...

WATCH: How One Woman Learned To Love Her Lips

Posted 07.29.2013 | Style

Unruly hair. Skin tone. Eyebrows. Name a facial feature; surely someone has an insecurity surrounding it. In a new beauty video dug up by our pals...

WATCH: It's 'The Sasha & Malia Show!'

Posted 02.27.2013 | Comedy

The first daughters may be forbidden from using social media, but thanks to YouTube channel Barely Political, now they can have their very own vlog. ...

WATCH: 'C*ck Block The Vote'?

Posted 11.02.2012 | Comedy

"If you have a penis, on November 6, it's crucial that you stay home and watch porn all day." That's the message of a new PSA on FX's "Totally Bias...

WATCH: Shhhh...We've Got 'The Secret To Long Natural Hair!'

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices

We all know that patience is a virtue, but it's also the secret to long natural hair--which is precisely the message our favorite funny girl Franchesc...

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Ways To Clean Up Your Diet

Posted 09.18.2012 | Black Voices

It isn't easy being clean. If diet gurus know it, average Americans certainly do, including graphic designer Franchesca Ramsey who recently documented...