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Why Can There Only Be One Dominant Woman in Rap?

<i>“I heard these labels are trying to make another me / Everything you’re getting, little hoe, is because of me.”</i><p>Nicki Minaj delivered this pointed jab …

From Most Hated to American Hero: The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King Jr.

There is a recipe for making a hero.<p>Greatness is neither the singular nor most necessary ingredient. Fame is important because no matter how …

Can a White Person Understand the Black Experience?

What does an African American want?<p>In response to my article Colorblind Ideology is a Form of Racism, I was recently asked, “What does an African …

In America, White Women Can Get Away With Almost Anything

Former University of Hartford student Brianna Brochu used bodily fluids, including spit and menstrual blood, to contaminate the belongings of her roommate, Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe. Brochu admitted to licking Rowe’s utensils and smearing blood from a tampon onto Rowe’s backpack, but told police she …

9 Ways to Cure Your Own Depression

Whether it tumbles down on you on gloomy days or is triggered by a disappointment or loss, depression is an unwelcome guest in every home. But before …

Are the Wizards better without John Wall?

The Wizards beat the Bucks on Tuesday to increase their record to 10-3 since Wall had surgery<p>When John Wall went down, the Wizards were in the midst of a losing streak and were in jeopardy of falling out of the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.<p>Fast forward about a month and the Wizards …

Basketball

5 Tips for How to Read Faster Without Losing Comprehension

Remember the 1996 John Travolta movie <i>Phenomenon?</i> No? Well, that’s okay – neither do I. But I remember the trailer, in which Travolta gets zapped by …

Productivity

Overpaying for AJ McCarron Would Mark a New Low in NFL QB Desperation

Step right up, one and all, because AJ McCarron is here to inject some unwise quarterback spending into free agency. Which means he's about to make sure all is right in the NFL universe and a sense of normalcy has been restored.<p>It just wouldn't be free agency without a young, unproven quarterback …

Football (U.S.)

Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote

One thing that is clear to me following the special counsel’s indictment of 13 Russians and three companies for interfering with our election is that the black vote was specifically under attack, from sources foreign and domestic. And this attack appeared to be particularly focused on young black …

Government

Why Black People Are Always Bringing Up Old Stuff, Explained

<b>Hey, bruh, I’m back again for our weekly explainer. I thought we might talk about Black History Month this time.</b><p>Sure! I always enjoy our talks.<p>In …

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

Progress has stalled for African-Americans since the civil rights era

On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers.<p>That was almost 50 years ago. Back then, the wholesale racial integration required by the 1964 Civil Rights Act was just beginning to chip away at discrimination in …

Black History

‘Dear Black Athlete’ examines issues of race and sports in this moment of protest

Front-office jobs, pay equity and Kaepernick are discussed at ESPN panels in Birmingham<p>Legendary football coach Eddie Robinson had a stark message …

11 Surprising Things You Should Never Do Just After You Wake Up

Even though most of us dread that morning alarm clock and struggle to get going in the a.m, it's important to cultivate good morning habits, as they …

Time Management

Movie Stars Are Dead and They’re Never Coming Back

In the early 2000s amid the first real cell phone boom, I remember seeing a commercial with my father for one of the very first camera phones. At the …

Box Office

The Grammy Awards Are Racist as Hell

Year after year, ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ rewards white artists while diminishing the accomplishments of black artists.<p>Do you remember where you were …

Music

14 things successful people do on Sunday nights

Remaining silent during a rape could be conceived as consent, DPP says

Remaining silent during a rape could be seen as consent, the country’s most senior prosecutor has suggested.<p>Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, said a suspect in such a case could have a “reasonable belief” that they had been given consent and so may not face prosecution.<p>Ms …

What makes some men sexual harassers? Science tries to explain the creeps of the world.

The list of alleged sexual harassers keeps getting longer and the details of sexual assault and harassment ever more disturbing. The torrent of cases pouring out in news reports and Twitter — tales of men grabbing women, emerging naked from showers uninvited, threatening women's careers, or worse — …

Psychology

For black women, #MeToo came centuries too late

The reckoning with men who use their power to take what they want from women, as signified by Time magazine’s choosing the #MeToo movement — “The Silence Breakers” — as the 2017 Person of the Year, has been momentous.<p>But it comes centuries late for America’s original victims of grotesque sexual …

Women of Color

How unhelpful but accepted social norms fuel sexual assault against women

The recent spate of sexual harassment accusations against prominent men in Westminster comes as no surprise to many of us. We expect them to know …

'Birth of a Nation' actress Gabrielle Union: I cannot take Nate Parker rape allegations lightly

Twenty-four years ago I was raped at gunpoint in the cold, dark backroom of the Payless shoe store where I was then working. Two years ago I signed on to a brilliant script called "The Birth of a Nation," to play a woman who was raped. One month ago I was sent a story about Nate Parker, the very …

Fraternities

Facebook Says Social Media Isn’t Always Healthy for Democracy

Facebook Inc. acknowledged today that social media can have a negative impact on democracies, and that the company has more work to do in order to …

Why Are White Folk Standards Still the Norm in Black Homes?

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Yeah, I said it! White folks! You see, we tend to make everything black and white, until it time to talk about black and white …

The day Jack Johnson became the first black world heavyweight champion

Johnson toyed with Tommy Burns before police stopped the fight in the 14th round<p>Jack Johnson could not have been less fazed by Tommy Burns. After …

33 Daily Habits Highly Successful People Have (and the Rest of Us Probably Don't) | Inc.com

Ever wonder why getting ahead can sometimes seem like such a struggle? The truth is: If you want to be highly successful, you need to be highly disciplined. I've polled countless executives and entrepreneurs about the things they're doing every day which help them succeed, and typically they credit …

Gluten-Free

How To Exponentially Enhance Your Productivity

Engin_Akyurt / PixabayGetting more hours in a day isn’t always possible. Somedays you wish there were more hours in a day just so you can do the …

Time Management

Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic': 10 Things You Didn't Know

Although Dr. Dre had already helped put L.A. gangsta rap on the map as a member of N.W.A, it was his solo debut, released in December 1992, that made …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The Track Phenom Who Chose College Over Riches

<b>It's a Snapchat-worthy moment:</b> Sydney McLaughlin is squeezed in between members of the University of Kentucky track team on a small set of bleachers, throwing deuces and mean-mugging into her phone with her squad. They're in Lexington, Kentucky, to support the UK women's cross-country team at a …

Athletics