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Shadeism

This documentary by Nayani Thiyagarajah, a woman of Sri Lankan descent, extends the dialogue of shadeism and color discrimination beyond the confines of a single culture. It provides a diverse perspective of the perceptions and stigmas of skin color of … Continue reading

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For (Stuffed) Colored Girls

So some of you will feel some type of way after watching that. I, however, do not. I actually laughed…hard. Though I have yet to see Tyler Perry’s butchering rendition of For Colored Girls (but plan on it), the reviews … Continue reading

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Ebony Turns the Page

To commemorate its 65th year in publication, Ebony magazine has recreated some of its most iconic covers with the help of black Hollywood A-listers, including Usher as Sammy Davis Jr., Nia Long as Dorothy Dandridge, Omar Epps as Muhammad Ali, … Continue reading

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De-Cypher

Thank you very much, I did not watch the foolishness known as the BET (Black Exploitation Television) Hip Hop (is dead or a joke, whichever is worse) Awards. However, due to the powers of technology, I was able to see … Continue reading

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The Black Ivy

The men behind the uber fab men’s style blog, Street Etiquette, present The Black Ivy, a short film homage to the collegiate and preppy style popularized at HBCUs past and present. There is nothing better than well-dressed, educated black men! This makes … Continue reading

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For Colored Girls

I am not a fan of film adaptations of literature at all. Too much is often lost in translation that leaves these films lacking the essence and soul of the original work. Suffice it to say that I (and a … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Varnette Honeywood

Put your hands on your hips And let your backbone slip. And fly to the east, and fly to the west, And fly to the one that you love the best. Ah, shake to the east, ah, shake it to … Continue reading

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