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TV REVIEW: ‘Dark Girls’ Documentary

The OWN Network premiered the documentary Dark Girls Sunday night. As I watched and surfed my social media, I saw sentiments from people that ranged from "Finally someone is telling my story" to "What was the point of telling this story?" My own opinion lies on both sides of the fence. I am a "dark girl." Like some of … [Read more...]

‘Dark Girls’ Documentary To Premiere On OWN

The documentary Dark Girls is a provocative look at the effects of colorism among the African-American community. It will make its television debut on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network this Sunday. The film was first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2011, where it generated a lot of buzz because of its … [Read more...]

Bill Cosby Says Apathy Is A “Plague”

Bill Cosby is no stranger to causing controversy. In his younger years he was the hilarious comedian who turned into America's favorite dad as Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Lately, however, he has been in the news for being one of black America's biggest critics. He recently sat down with the New York Post to discuss … [Read more...]

Bill Cosby Says Apathy Is A “Plague”

Bill Cosby is no stranger to causing controversy. In his younger years he was the hilarious comedian who turned into America's favorite dad as Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show. Lately, however, he has been in the news for being one of black America's biggest critics. He recently sat down with the New York Post to discuss … [Read more...]

The Quarter Life Crisis

I specifically remember the time I transitioned from being a child to becoming an adult. I was 25 and had just moved out on my own for good. When I signed that apartment lease I promised myself that I would do everything possible not to move back home. I was working full-time, paying all my own bills, and completely in … [Read more...]

The Quarter Life Crisis

I specifically remember the time I transitioned from being a child to becoming an adult. I was 25 and had just moved out on my own for good. When I signed that apartment lease I promised myself that I would do everything possible not to move back home. I was working full-time, paying all my own bills, and completely in … [Read more...]

Dwyane Wade Promotes “This Is Fatherhood” Campaign

Hip Hop artist Lecrae, NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, and a host of other activists launched the "This Is Fatherhood" campaign just in time for Father's Day. Their overall goal is to promote the importance of fatherhood and the first target is young fathers of color. Started by filmmaker Art Hooker and activist Joshua … [Read more...]

Dwyane Wade Promotes “This Is Fatherhood” Campaign

Hip Hop artist Lecrae, NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, and a host of other activists launched the "This Is Fatherhood" campaign just in time for Father's Day. Their overall goal is to promote the importance of fatherhood and the first target is young fathers of color. Started by filmmaker Art Hooker and activist Joshua DuBois, … [Read more...]

Cherrios Ad With Interracial Family Brings Out The Internet Trolls

A few days ago, Cheerios released an Internet ad showing a bi-racial little girl asking her white mother if Cheerios are good for your heart. Her mom confirms that Cheerios are heart healthy and the little girl runs away smiling. The next clip shows her black father waking up from a nap with Cheerios covering his heart. … [Read more...]

Cherrios Ad With Interracial Family Brings Out The Internet Trolls

A few days ago, Cheerios released an Internet ad showing a bi-racial little girl asking her white mother if Cheerios are good for your heart. Her mom confirms that Cheerios are heart healthy and the little girl runs away smiling. The next clip shows her black father waking up from a nap with Cheerios covering his heart. … [Read more...]