Do Not Waste Your Money on Tyler Perry’s “Temptation”

If you’re thinking about going to see what the buzz is all about with Tyler Perry’s Temptation, don’t. Jezebel has a great piece about Perry’s latest in his installment of blaming and shaming black women. Not only does the movie have a rape problem, it also continues along Perry’s predictable path of unleashing some punishment […]

Sue Everhart: marriage equality would bring a ‘free ride’

Apparently marriage equality will create another set of 21st century style welfare queens who will find new ways to leech off the government and your tax dollars. That’s according to Sue Everhart. Everhart, the chair of the Georgia Republican Party, is fretting over what marriage equality would bring people to do. Here’s what she told […]

In calling Quvenzhane Wallis a cunt, The Onion perpetuates status quo on black femininity

So, The Onion during the The Oscars last night decided to turn its online gaze to a 9-year-old black girl. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the satirical news agency took to Twitter to refer to Quvenzhane Wallis as a cunt. Yes, the only word in the English dictionary used solely to communicate one’s complete lack of respect […]

#WhiteHistoryClasses Puts Clever Spin on Racism, Whiteness

I stumbled onto this trending topic on Twitter late Wednesday afternoon (which now has its own Tumblr page!), and I was surprised to see how those on the social network were able to capture the fallacies of whiteness, racism and white privilege in 140 characters or less. Here’s a screen shot of some of the […]

Tennessee lawmaker: tie welfare benefits to child’s school performance

How do you fight the war on poverty? Require those receiving government assistance to make sure their children are excelling in school, according to one Tennessee state senator. State Sen. Stacey Campfield has proposed legislation that would cut welfare benefits to parents whose children fail to make “satisfactory academic progress” in school, a move he […]

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