Do Brothers Care Enough About Sexual Assault?

Do Brothers Care Enough About Sexual Assault?

by Mychal Denzel Smith   Apr 09, 2012

As I recently listened to Nas’ 1999 album I Am-–a record I'd always considered to be somewhat underrated– when the song “Dr. Knockboot” came... Read More

Is Chivalry Dead or Just Changing Lanes?

Is Chivalry Dead or Just Changing Lanes?

by Bonsu Thompson   Mar 12, 2012

If some almighty 'love doctor' has declared chivalry dead, then the burial occurred at the tail of the twentieth century. The term sprouted in medieval... Read More

Too $hort and the Anatomy of a Weak Apology

Too $hort and the Anatomy of a Weak Apology

by Akiba Solomon   Feb 15, 2012

There’s a major difference between profit-driven behind-covering and making a meaningful public apology that addresses the core issues of a violation or mistake. XXL’s... Read More

Blow The Whistle: Too $hort’s Bad Advice for Boys

Blow The Whistle: Too $hort’s Bad Advice for Boys

by Jamilah Lemieux   Feb 14, 2012

A few days ago, a friend called my attention to a disturbing video that had appeared at XXL.com, the online companion to the popular... Read More

The Sex-Positive Black Woman

The Sex-Positive Black Woman

by Arielle Loren   Jan 24, 2012

I am a "sex-positive" Black woman, and I believe that the sexual empowerment of Black women is essential. Sex-positivity is a movement that celebrates... Read More

Jay-Z’s Publicist Denies Rapper Will Drop The ‘B-Word’ From His Songs

Jay-Z’s Publicist Denies Rapper Will Drop The ‘B-Word’ From His Songs

by #teamEBONY   Jan 19, 2012

Don't believe the hype. Jay-Z's publicist has denied claims that the music mogul has vowed to stop using the word "bitch" from his lyrics... Read More

Stop Telling Women How to Not Get Raped

Stop Telling Women How to Not Get Raped

by Zerlina Maxwell   Jan 14, 2012

New rule for 2012: No more ad campaigns and public service announcements targeted at women to teach them how to avoid rape.  It’s not... Read More