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March 6, 2014

Is The Mardi Gras “Zulu Tradition” Racist?

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Are we at a point in time whereby traditions should be abolished? Here’s something to think about – whenever traditions seem to be ‘pro-black’, do we risk offending other races and/or nationalities? An example of this would be Mardi Gras. Let me pose another question to you. With so many people marching down the streets dressed in blackface and throwing coconuts, is that good? Is…

Is Lupita’s Success A Reality Check For Light-Skinned Women?

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By: Stephanie Allen-Gobert “Dear Lupita, the letter reads. “I think you’re really lucky to be this Black but yet this successful in Hollywood overnight. I was just about to buy Dencia’s Whitenicious cream to lighten my skin when you appeared on the world map and saved me.” One might think the previous sentiment would make anyone happy or pleased to be an African American of any shade. But the words…

15 Things You May Not Know About Will Smith

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Will Smith was born Willard Carroll Smith, Jr  in 1968. He began his career as a rapper and reached high acclaim in the music industry with his hit single and comedic music video, Parent’s Just Don’t Understand using the stage name The Fresh Prince. By 1990, Smith was pegged as the lead actor is his own sitcom called The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The show did very well, running for six seasons…

Just Ratchet: Family Breaks Into A Fight At A Formal Event

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By Barry Burch Jr. The family of the late singer Whitney Houston gathered together recently and it was not pleasant.  Whitney’s son-in-law and her nephews got into a violent fight. The gathering was supposed to be formal, according to TMZ, until things got a little too heated over a family feud, which has been simmering for quite some time.  Whitney’s nephew, Gary Michael Houston, allegedly lost total control of his temper and…

A New Black Face Will Grace CNN

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger CNN and legal analyst Sunny Hostin will debut her own legal talk show on Monday night, called “Making the Case,” according to a report on Eurweb.com. Hostin will co-host the new show with defense attorney Mark Geragos, whom she often sparred with on a round-table show hosted by Anderson Cooper. The new show is a half-hour weekly show set to air at 10:30 pm EST, according…