Natural hair dolls? Love it!

I could have definitely used this when I was growing up. There’s a line of dolls geared towards black girls and they sport natural hair styles! Yes. Natural. Hair. Styles. Natural Girls & Women United makes custom ethnic dolls, which are designed to “bring a positive view of what ethnic beauty is,” according to the […]

DOJ: District operates ‘school to prison’ pipeline

Interesting Associated Press story that appeared on The Huffington Post: Officials in east Mississippi operate a “school-to-prison pipeline” that incarcerates students for disciplinary infractions as minor as dress code violations with a policy that affects mostly black and disabled children, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. The Justice Department said police in the city of […]

Parents of ‘Booty Pop’ rapper, 6, set to shoot another video

Y’all may have heard of the video in which a 6-year-old child, Albert Roundtree Jr., mused about his sexual capabilities while being flanked by half-naked adult women and the backlash it’s receiving. Well, apparently the child’s parents are gearing up for their baby to appear in a second video. The director of the video is also […]

House GOP memo: abortion is “leading cause of death” in black community

I wish I was kidding, but I’m not. H/T to Mother Jones for making this type of propaganda known to the public. A memo on Monday was circulated by Republican members on the House judiciary committee on Monday before Arizona Republican Rep. Trent Franks’ Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act’s scheduled markup. The memo seems […]

>Where’s the outrage over the killing of Rodricus Williams?

>We’ve all seen the numerous blog entries, Facebook statuses and tweets about the verdict and subsequent reaction of the trial of the killing of Oscar Grant. We all saw the pictures of folks protesting the verdict and the reaction of Grant’s family and their lawyer. We all saw black folk stumbling over themselves to see who can […]