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Wendy Davis

Hands Off Wendy Davis

When Texas State senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis made the choice to describe in…

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Hey Black Folks!We Didn’t Teach White People How to Hate Us

Why are Black people expected to play the role of both patient and doctor when…

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Has Tony Dungy Really Been Reading His Bible?

Writers like Bob Kravitz and Cindy Boren are correct in their assessment that when it…

azealia Banks

Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Azealia Banks?

Dear Azealia Banks: I wish I could start this off with Tyra Banks’ “WE WERE…

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[THE WEEKLY READ]To R&B’s Tragic Three

Given it’s been a minute since there’s been a new edition of The Weekly Read,…

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Dear Millennials:Ain’t Nothing Post-Racial About America

I could’ve sworn a few of us Blacks with better senses had kidnapped the term…

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[THE WEEKLY READ]Think Before You Thinkpiece

To My Fellow Writers and Those Who Edit Them: You do realize that not every…

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[THE WEEKLY READ]Monica Lewinsky Has a Point

My initial reaction to Monica Lewinksy crawling from whatever rock she had been vacationing under…

[THE WEEKLY READ] Sorry, but There’s No ‘Gay Mafia’

It’s not surprising to hear that Newt Gingrich and Glenn Beck got a hit hyperbolic…

Tyler Perry

[THE WEEKLY READ] Dear Tyler Perry

Dear Tyler: Although I’m not the biggest fan of your work, I took no joy…