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Ravens’ LB Brendon Ayanbadejo Speaks Out for Equality

by Rod McCullom

Don’t be surprised to hear sports journalists discussing gay rights, marriage equality and bullying when the Baltimore Ravens… Read More

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by Souleo

Actress Gabourey Sidibe is ready to take on one of her most important roles to date as host of  Read More

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by Tracey Ross

This year marks 20 years since RuPaul first hit the national stage with his debut album, Supermodel of the World, and quickly… Read More

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by Patrice Peck

As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." The outstanding writers… Read More

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by Michael Arceneaux

To everyone who may be baffled by Beyoncé's performance earlier this week:  Let me start off by saying… Read More

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by Kelley L. Carter

Even at 77, Diahann Carroll is still a diva, darling. And not the kind of diva we love to hate. She’s simply the personification… Read More

Black Fashionistas:<br />
The Good Girls of Reality TV?

Black Fashionistas:
The Good Girls of Reality TV?

by Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

There’s been so much controversy surrounding the badly-behaved Black women of reality shows like Basketball Wives… Read More

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Will Aretha’s 2009 Inauguration Hat Make a Comeback?

#ThatHat:
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by Rod McCullom

It will not be easy to try to upstage Aretha Franklin’s hat from President Obama’s first inauguration today. The… Read More

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10 Years Later

The Genius of ‘Chappelle’s Show’:
10 Years Later

by David Wall Rice

“Name your price in the beginning. If it ever gets more expensive than the price you name, get out of there.”—William… Read More

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Dear Ciara

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