America’s grotesque amusement: The joke is on black women again

SNL's Joke on Black Women Isn't Funny

by #teamEBONY

This past weekend, Kerry Washington became only the eighth Black woman to host Saturday Night Live. The paltry representation… Read More

Dunmore’s Proclamation

Fear of Armed Slaves Helped Mobilize America for Revolutionary War

by Slate

Throughout 1775, tensions had been rising between Virginian patriots and their royalist governor, Lord Dunmore. The War of Independence… Read More

Jury Deliberations in Black and White

Jury Deliberations in Black and White

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Most people of color in this country will tell you that race plays a part in everything we do, see… Read More

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I am Latino. And Black

by #teamEBONY

Yesterday, an interesting thing happened to me. I was told I am not Black. The kicker for me was when my friend stated that… Read More

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Going insane was a luxury. It’s the going, that’s the treat. Going suggests travel, moving. There was no going. The madness… Read More

Light Skin Simps, Dark Skin Studs:<br />
Black Men and Colorism

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While skimming through my Instagram timeline recently, I came across a photo of actor Michael Ealy with some very colorful captions: “We outta… Read More

PBS Debuts Powerful New Series: ‘The African Americans’<br />

PBS Debuts Powerful New Series: ‘The African Americans’

by Brooke Obie

Noted Harvard University scholar, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. traces the history of Blacks in America, from the plantation to the White House… Read More

White Women, Black Hairstyles

Endia Beal's Portraits of White Women with "Black" Hairstyles

by Slate

It almost sounds like the opening line to a joke: A young Black woman takes a bunch of middle-aged White women who she doesn’t… Read More

Race and the Perception of 'Equality'

Race and the Perception of 'Equality'

by Riley Wilson

“Well, if one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen… Read More

Socializing While Black

Socializing and Partying While Black

by Slate

A few months ago, in support of a friend’s work project, I found myself performing karaoke for a crowd full of strangers, at… Read More

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