Bill Maher: nigger is “just a word”

Can we finally quit touting Bill Maher as some great left-leaning comedian who loves to stick it to conservative principles and politicians? Because he ain’t all that damn tolerant. The video above shows Maher sort of defending Paula Deen, who was canned by Food Network after she admitted in a deposition for using the word nigger […]

I won’t cosign your racism, even if I’m not the target of your bigotry

Being a black woman committed to social justice means I often have to navigate the perilous terrain of good ol’ fashioned American racism perpetuated by white folks. Add in a little bit of nationalistic xenophobia and alcohol, then you’re facing a powder keg of hate and bigotry that rivals KKK propaganda. I live in a […]

CeCe McDonald’s fight is every black woman’s fight

To be honest, I planned to write a post in support of CeCe McDonald months ago. But, I never got around to it. Now, I can’t ignore her plight any longer. In case you aren’t aware, the CeCe McDonald case goes back nearly two years. She was sentenced to 41 months in a case in […]

UFC fighters asks “Can I touch your hair?” during live interview

Note: I meant to blog about this late last month, but I forgot! As women of color, we all know how hard it is to even get our feet into the doors of journalism. Furthermore, once we get in and get settled into the world of bringing the news to the public, we know we […]

Charging teen with felony after science experiment mishap contributes to school-to-prison pipeline

I guess the folks in Florida are more than serious about making sure it’s precisely following the school-to-prison protocol. Kiera Wilmont, a 16-year-old student at Bartow High School in Florida, has charged with a felony and expelled from school after a science experiment she did resulted in an 8-ounce bottle cap to pop and produce […]

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