Why Isn't There a Brown Version of Taylor Swift?

In my opinion, there is no one who can hate on Taylor Swift (though Kanye definitely tried). She is young, fresh, fun and one of the only younger female artists who didn't originate from the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon. Boys love her, girls want to be her best friend, and people from all ethnic backgrounds can be caught with one of her catchy songs from her 1989 album in their heads. ...more
FreelanceLady With the exception of Jordin Sparks from American Idol, the other 3 examples were ...more

You're Pretty For a Dark-Skinned Chick

"Excuse me miss, can I have a second of your time?"...more

Mediterranean diet fights cognitive decline -- if you're African American

My husband and I love Mediterranean food, but according to a new study on cognitive decline, it's going to a lot more for his brain than mine.No, it's not a gender issues, it's race. The study, wich followed 2,326 older adults (70-79 years old) over eight years found a "significant correlation" between the MedDiet and a slower rate of decline among African Americans (my husband). There appeared to be no correlation for Caucasians. ...more

Four Reasons Black Parents Should Home-school

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Hour Of Code

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Does My Child Have to Be Better Because She's Black?

I've had teachers say it to me. Lots of my mentors said it. Once, a supervisor at work mentioned it. I've overheard folks telling their own children, educators telling other people's kids, and I'm sure that I've even said it a time or two in my years of teaching. ...more
ValBoaten YES!!! "Our expectations of our children should not be based on what other perceive, ...more

Better Than Dad

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This is awesome! Kudos to your Terrence and the countless men who do the same but do not get the ...more

Obama Can Change Black Hearts, Minds For Gay Rights

One of the best outcomes of Obama's endorsement of gay marriage has been the inspiration and courage it has given a lot of African-American church goers to likewise vocalize their support....more
Fantastic post Kelly, so well written! more

Bitter Reaction to Study on Black and Asian Women's Tolerance for Racism

[Editor’s Note: Every once in a while, a study comes out that makes you wonder, “What were they thinking?” Contributing Editor Laina Dawes and I are trying to wrap our minds around a recent report involving Black and Asian women, a Confederate, and a pile of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. And no, it’s not a joke. Read on to find out more... --Grace]...more
IMO, the researcher has to pinpoint which part of Asia were the researched women came from. Some ...more