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Brooklyn Celebrates MJ's Birthday, and We Dig In the MJ Archive

Brooklyn Celebrates MJ’s Birthday, and We Dig In the MJ Archive

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 31 2010, 10:23AM

A party in the park, and a video from ColorLines contributor Tammy Johnson.

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Jezebel's September Fashion Mag Tally: Black Is Still Not Hot

Jezebel’s September Fashion Mag Tally: Black Is Still Not Hot

by Julianne Hing on August 31 2010, 9:59AM

But Halle Berry lands Vogue’s cover—the second black women ever, following Naomi Campbell 20 years ago.

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Desperate Housewives and

Desperate Housewives and “Salon Unity”

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 25 2010, 12:11PM

How do you confront subtle racism in social situations?

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How the

How the “Boondocks” Fell Off

by Jamilah King on August 23 2010, 11:18AM

When the criticism becomes the problem.

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Miss USA Rima Fakih Thinks Cordoba House Should Move

Miss USA Rima Fakih Thinks Cordoba House Should Move

by Julianne Hing on August 20 2010, 3:35PM

Says tragedy trumps religion.

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“Bed Intruder” Rant Earns Dodson Family a New Home

by Jamilah King on August 20 2010, 1:27PM

Antoine Dodon’s still cashing in on his newfound fame.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Technology

Eat, Pray, Love and Leave?

Eat, Pray, Love and Leave?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 16 2010, 4:25PM

Julia Roberts’ new film sheds light on the privileges of being a white woman.

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McWhorter: Banning Racist Cartoons Makes Black Folks Look

McWhorter: Banning Racist Cartoons Makes Black Folks Look “Weak”

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 16 2010, 9:30AM

The conservative linguist thinks black television’s made enough progress.

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Dev Patel: I Just Get Offered

Dev Patel: I Just Get Offered “Goofy Indian Sidekick” Roles

by Julianne Hing on August 12 2010, 3:00PM

The Slumdog Millionaire star is still struggling to find the right roles.

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How Time's Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War Photo

How Time’s Aisha Cover Obscures the Horror of War

by Daisy Hernandez on August 8 2010, 10:34AM

Featuring a woman’s mutilation outside of the context in which the horror has happened both obscures the reality of the situation and conceals those who are responsible.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

The

The “Bed Intruder” Video, YouTube Fame and Modern Minstrelsy

by Jamilah King on August 6 2010, 8:05PM

Antoine Dodson is an overnight Web celebrity, but that doesn’t change much about our love affair with minstrelsy.

Topics: Antoine Dodson, Arts & Culture, Technology

More Than Black/White Questions in

More Than Black/White Questions in “Essence” Drama

by Jamilah King on August 2 2010, 5:43PM

Is there a place for black women in fashion overall?

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MAC, Rodarte Will Donate ALL Global Profits to Juarez

MAC, Rodarte Will Donate ALL Global Profits to Juarez

by Julianne Hing on August 2 2010, 1:42PM

Both companies scramble to cover missteps in their Juarez-inspired makeup line.

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Lady Gaga Denounces SB 1070 at Phoenix Concert

Lady Gaga Denounces SB 1070 at Phoenix Concert

by Jamilah King on August 2 2010, 1:04PM

She won’t join the boycott, but Gaga at least spoke her mind while playing the state.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Immigration

Is Essence Leaving Black Women Behind?

Is Essence Leaving Black Women Behind?

by Jamilah King on July 28 2010, 3:28PM

The magazine is set to announce its new fashion editor: a white woman.

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The Kids Are All Right, But Not the Queer Movement

The Kids Are All Right, But Not the Queer Movement

by Daisy Hernandez on July 25 2010, 11:30AM

Intentionally or not, Lisa Cholodenko has rendered on the big screen the narrow racial realities of our new gay world order.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

The Beauty Bloggers Who Blew MAC and Rodarte's Juarez Cover

The Beauty Bloggers Who Blew MAC and Rodarte’s Juarez Cover

by Julianne Hing on July 22 2010, 7:39AM

A virtual panel with the cosmetic experts who exposed the beauty company’s “Juarez” collection and got them to publicly apologize.

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Bloggers Demand MAC & Rodarte Donate Profit from Juarez Makeup

Bloggers Demand MAC & Rodarte Donate Profit from Juarez Makeup

by Julianne Hing on July 19 2010, 6:02PM

Update 8:54pm ET: MAC has announced that it will be changing the names of some of the products in their Juarez-inspired collaboration with Rodarte. No details on which product names will be changed—but we’ll venture a guess and say that…

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Hollywood Whitewashing, from John Wayne to Last Airbender Photo

Hollywood Whitewashing, from John Wayne to Last Airbender

by Hatty Lee on July 17 2010, 12:55PM

Hollywood’s still trying to make blockbuster films by wedging white leads into characters conceived as people of color.

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MAC, Rodarte Say Sorry for Juarez-Inspired Makeup

MAC, Rodarte Say Sorry for Juarez-Inspired Makeup

by Julianne Hing on July 16 2010, 2:40PM

Rodarte and MAC team up on border-town shades such as “factory,” “Ghost town” and “quinceanera.”

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