Tagged “race”

Things Black People Say?

In a previous life when I used to frequent places where ratchetness always ruled the day and ...

My Favorite Conspiracy Theory by Panama Jackson

Conspiracy. (noun). An agreement to perform together an illegal, wrongful, or subversive act. I t...

Is It Ever “Ok” For Whites To Criticize Blacks?

Last weekend, one of my homegirls invited me to go see "The Dutchman" --- a 45 minute long...

You Know How We Do It?

I've made a lot of interesting discoveries since I became a parent. I've learned that the Disney...

Separate, But Equal For The Greater Good!

Separate, but equal. Such powerful words. They created the basis for Jim Crow and laundromats...

Yeah, I Was Just In Africa On Tuesday!

Black history month is almost over so let's talk about Africa. Something’s been on my ...

Black America’s Secret Shame

As we all know, February is Black History Month. For the record, I’m not one of those people ...

It’s A Black Thing? I Think They Understand.

[***Check out Part 2 of the Man In The Head: A Barrier or Motivation to be Better over on Urban Cusp...

Why Brown Skinned Women Stay Losing In The Oppression Olympics

Have you ever noticed that when it comes to colorism in our community, it's always the light...

Beating Dead Horses: An Honest Assessment About Why I Couldn’t Date A White Woman

Nearly every time anybody finds out that my mother is white, the conversation veers towards my d...

All Sold Out: A couple thoughts about the “Fab Five,” Grant Hill, and the Uncle Tom stigma

Kyrie Irving put me in an extremely unusual and unsettling place earlier this fall. You see, Ir...

The “I’m Lucky I’m Black” Passes: Things Black People “Get Away With” That Others Can’t

There's an episode of "Louie" -- the hilariously awkward and awkwardly hilarious FX series starr...

Pepsi Max Commercial: Everything’s Racist, Nothing’s Racist and You

I've seen the Pepsi Max commercial and it made me laugh. In fact every time I've watched (and I...

The Mirror: Uncomfortable race-related questions we (African-Americans) need to ask ourselves

Between ESPN's "Content of Character" Town Hall panel at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Henry Abbott's...

10 Things You Need To Know If You’re a White Woman Who Wants to Date The Type of Black Man Who’s Only Dated Black Women

***Before reading today's entry, I just wanted to let everyone know that "The VSB Files — Episode ...