Taiwan: Where a Nigger Can Be King

This image has gone viral! It is a photo of a real hip hop clothing store in Taiwan. I have learned that because of their understanding of hip hop music and culture that NIGGER is commonly used when referring to Black people. They mean no harm, they are simply ignorant to what the word NIGGER means and represents. However, this Read More …

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When It Comes To Relationships Is White Right?

When It Comes To Relationships Is White Right? Laura Govan, Basketball Wives L.A. cast member, often makes the statement that “White is right” in regards to dating men. The first time she made the statement was when cast mate, Jackie Christie, mentioned that she was once married to a white man.  Laura is the mother of four children (I think) Read More …

Did You Know Carly Simon Has Black Heritage?

CARLY SIMON GOT A LIL’ SISTA IN HER! This is news to me and I must say that I am quite shocked, but Carly Simon does have a very distinctive mouth and other ethnic features, so it’s really not a surprise. According to my research her father is Jewish and also the co-founder of publisher Simon and Schuster, and her Read More …

Did You Know Madison Pettis is Black?

I thought she was of Hispanic descent because she portrayed the daughter of a Hispanic President on the Disney series, Cory in the House, but apparently she is of African-American, Irish, French, and Italian heritage. My daughter, Senia, says that she knew she was black because, and I quote, “I saw some black in her and she has hair like mine.” Read More …

Tunde Olaniran: Is He Gay? Why Do You Care?

“Weird, soulful, old school, catchy, uplifting. All of these words have been used by listeners to describe Tunde’s style. One moment, a chorus of vocals soar over a sitar raga, the next, he sings quietly over a spare Casio keyboard, 808, and gulping tablas. Armed with a strange, wonderful new sound, solid vocals, and commanding stage presence, Tunde is prepared Read More …

Regrets In Black History

Whenever I hear someone say that there should not be a Black History Month, I get upset. Why? First of all, Black History Month ain’t hurting nobody. What we need to do is get rid of Columbus Day or Thanksgiving! Secondly, Black Americans don’t have much that we claim as ours in this country, and when Carter G. Woodson conceived Read More …

The Half Series – When Black People Look White (3 of 3)

The Finale Here are the final guesses on Katie Burrell’s ethnic background as of Sunday, June 13th, 2010: White/Black 31.3% Hispanic/Black 11.1% Arabic/Black 10.1% Asian/Black 8.1% None of the Above 18.2% I Don’t Know 21.2% – Katie Burrell in Her Own Words – Estimated reading time: 3  minutes, 7 seconds. Contains 624 words I’m half Arab and half Black. I Read More …

The Half Series – When Black People Look White (2 of 3)

PART TWO Katie Burrell with her son: Estimated reading time: 4 minutes, 35 seconds. Contains 919 words Most of you are guessing that Katie’s ethnic background is Black and White. Keep on guessing. The truth will be revealed in the third and final installment of this series along with an exclusive interview with Katie. As I stated in the beginning, Read More …

The Half Series – When Black People Look White (1 of 3)

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 7 seconds. Contains 1024 words This is a three part series about colorism. PART ONE Take a look at my friend, Katie Burrell: Is Katie Black? Is Katie White? Is she both? Katie’s ethnic background will be revealed at a later date, but carefully look at her face, study her features and skin tone because Read More …