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Beyonce Sports Blackface To Honor Fela Kuti

Beyonce Sports Blackface To Honor Fela Kuti

by Jorge Rivas on February 21 2011, 12:31PM

Just when we thought she couldn’t get any lighter, the singer takes a turn in the opposite direction.

Topics: Media

Who Owns the Bodies of Women of Color? [Reader Forum]

Who Owns the Bodies of Women of Color? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 18 2011, 8:55PM

The GOP’s set its sights on Planned Parenthood, and some of our country’s most vulnerable women. Here’s what you had to say about it.

Topics: Media, Planned Parenthood

GOP Votes to Prevent FCC Funding for New Open Web Rules

GOP Votes to Prevent FCC Funding for New Open Web Rules

by Jamilah King on February 17 2011, 2:47PM

Republicans side with big telecom companies to decide the future of the Internet.

Topics: Media

The Real Housewives of Civil Rights

The Real Housewives of Civil Rights

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2011, 4:25PM

Elite Delta Force 3, a Los Angeles based all-black-female sketch comedy group, spoofs one TV’s most popular series.

Topics: Media

Oprah Tells Morning Joe to Lay Off Obama

Oprah Tells Morning Joe to Lay Off Obama

by Jorge Rivas on February 15 2011, 2:40PM

Don’t you get to talking about her president.

Topics: Media, Oprah

Obama's Wireless Plan Turns Public Utilities Over to Corporate Profits

Obama’s Wireless Plan Turns Public Utilities Over to Corporate Profits

by Jamilah King on February 15 2011, 8:29AM

The president’s magic plan to expand broadband and fix the deficit isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Here’s why.

Topics: Media

How Important are Portrayals of Us in Ads? [Reader Forum]

How Important are Portrayals of Us in Ads? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 13 2011, 12:10PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Media

Groupon Pulls Tibet Super Bowl Ad

Groupon Pulls Tibet Super Bowl Ad

by Jorge Rivas on February 11 2011, 1:03PM

The company says it will opt of an ad that’s less controversial.

Topics: Media

Media Declares Race War in Halle Berry's Custody Battle

Media Declares Race War in Halle Berry’s Custody Battle

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2011, 3:40PM

The actress cites the one-drop rule, saying that her toddler daughter is black. The daughter’s father, who’s white, disagrees.

Topics: Media

Groupon CEO Defends Controversial Tibetan Themed Super Bowl Ad

Groupon CEO Defends Controversial Tibetan Themed Super Bowl Ad

by Jorge Rivas on February 8 2011, 1:32PM

At least he’s not objectifying women, he says.

Topics: Media

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

Will Users or Telecoms Profit From FCC Broadband Expansion Plan?

by Jamilah King on February 8 2011, 11:12AM

Consumer advocates listen with skepticism and cautious hope to FCC plan for closing digital divide.

Topics: Media

When Will Racism Trend Stories Finally End? [Reader Forum Edition]

When Will Racism Trend Stories Finally End? [Reader Forum Edition]

by Channing Kennedy on February 4 2011, 8:15PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Media

Oprah Learns That People Don't Grow

Oprah Learns That People Don’t Grow “Gayer”

by Jorge Rivas on February 4 2011, 3:03PM

In a rare moment, the talk show host has to check herself.

Topics: Media, Oprah

GLAAD Demands Apology For SNL Trangender Skit

GLAAD Demands Apology For SNL Trangender Skit

by Jorge Rivas on February 2 2011, 3:39PM

Crude humor belies the very real hatred trans folks face every day,

Topics: Media

'Being Elmo' Celebrates Black Puppeteer Kevin Clash

‘Being Elmo’ Celebrates Black Puppeteer Kevin Clash

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2011, 1:39PM

Until recently, he may be one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media

Even Newsweek Is Asking If Oprah's Network Is Too White

Even Newsweek Is Asking If Oprah’s Network Is Too White

by Jorge Rivas on February 1 2011, 10:45AM

Can media’s biggest black mogul walk the walk when it comes to expanding network diversity?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Media, Oprah

Would You Risk Jail for Your Kids' Education? [Reader Forum]

Would You Risk Jail for Your Kids’ Education? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on January 28 2011, 9:01PM

A round-up of some of this week’s best reader-lead conversations.

Topics: Media

Remembering Onizuka, McNair 25 Years After Challenger Disaster

Remembering Onizuka, McNair 25 Years After Challenger Disaster

by Hatty Lee on January 28 2011, 12:45PM

Ellison Onizuka and Ronald McNair were among the first astronauts of color to go to space.

Topics: Media

Asian Americans Still Largely Missing From Hollywood

Asian Americans Still Largely Missing From Hollywood

by Jamilah King on January 27 2011, 5:07PM

Despite progress, advocates say more needs to be done to ensure fair representation on both sides of the camera.

Topics: Media

Antoine Dodson's Got Jokes With 'Epic Fail Mutual'

Antoine Dodson’s Got Jokes With ‘Epic Fail Mutual’

by Jamilah King on January 27 2011, 10:24AM

Someone’s got to look out for accidental celebrities, right?

Topics: Media