12Feb/14

Phenomenal On So Many Levels

Wow! This was an awesome read. It was recommended by a book club, so this was my first time reading any of Ms. Cross’ work. And may I say that I have

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16Jun/12

Happy Birthday to Me, Tupac and a White Dude Who Dyed for Freedom (not a typo)

Today is my birthday. And Tupac’s Too. Another June 16th human being I really love is John Howard Griffin. I hope you already know all about this man, but if not, he

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Joshua Bennett’s ’10 Things I Want to Say to a Black Woman’ — To Click or Not to Click?

Spoken word artist Joshua Bennett has ten things he wants to say to a black woman, and I’m not sure I want to hear it. I’ve happened upon Bennett’s YouTube video and

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22Jun/11

Week Before Airport Police Arrested Black Man for Sagging Pants, This Half-Naked White Guy Flew With No Problem

How is it that a 20-year-old Black man with his pants sagging low enough to expose his boxer shorts made US Airways flight attendants feel the need to correct his fashion choice,

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16Jun/11

‘Black Like Me’ White Author Darkened His Skin to Write About "Being Black"

Today is my birthday. And Tupac’s Too. Another June 16th human being I really love is John Howard Griffin. I hope you already know all about this man, but if not, he

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30May/11

Disrespect Us? No They Won’t. (Yes. They Will.)

Okay. So. It is pretty much universally recognized that Beyoncé is THE ISH when it comes to demonstrating how it is done (“it” being how to use your talent, looks, brains and

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20May/11

CBS Early Show Gives Term ‘White Wedding’ New Meaning

Tuesday on the CBS Early Show host Erica Hill gave new meaning to the term “white wedding” when her segment on why “we” like wedding movies so much managed to focus exclusively

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01May/11

Tyler Perry is Free

I have a vivid memory of a city bus ride I took with my father when I was eight years old. We were on our way to the science museum and there

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07Apr/11

Louis CK: ‘Here’s How Great it Is to Be White’

One comedian’s take on White privilege. WARNING…EXPLICIT LANGUAGE. [embedplusvideo height=”269″ width=”430″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/TG4f9zR5yzY?fs=1″ vars=”ytid=TG4f9zR5yzY&width=430&height=269&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=0&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=&notes=” id=”ep8213″ /] Is this funny? Offensive? True? I laughed. And, I think he is telling a truth many people

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12Jul/08

I Don’t Have a Racist Bone in My Body

I was returning home to Los Angeles on a flight from Atlanta, where I’d spent a couple of days at a writer’s conference. Weary from a weekend filled with late night poetry

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18Jun/08

James Breeden’s “Negro Woman”

On February 28, 1825, a white Tennessee farmer appeared before the Hawkins County Court with his black slave and two children he sired with her, with the intention of petitioning for their

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