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The Sexism, Racism Behind Black Hair In Entertainment and Sports

Via CentricTV.com: While almost the entire country had their eyes glued to television sets to watch Super Bowl XLVIII, others were paying closer attention to Fox Sports news reporter Pam Oliver’s hair. The 19-year veteran is one of the few women in sports broadcast, especially among women of color, and despite being an intelligent, pioneering woman in sports news, the only thing the public seemed to focus on was what’s on her head, rather than what’s inside it. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time the Florida A&M University alum has been under the microscope for her outer appearance. Whether it’s her… Continue Reading

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EBONY: ‘Kanye West and the Black Man’s Burden’

Check out my latest opinion piece on EBONY.com… With the country’s divisiveness as of late, one thing we all can agree on is that Kanye West is a bit much. Even President Barack Obama agrees. Once again, the controversial Chicagoan has made headlines for tussling with a paparazzo for his camera outside the LAX airport, because the pap broke Kanye’s golden rule: do not talk to him…ever! Now, ‘Ye may be facing felony charges for attempted robbery. On the surface, this is a classic case of someone trying to get a little cash for his troubles (it’s reported the cameraman also suffered… Continue Reading

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Lauryn Hill Blames Tax Woes on Reverse Racism In Open Letter

Just before serving her three-month sentence in jail for tax evasion, Lauryn Hill penned an open letter on her Tumblr page. In the nearly 1600-word letter, the Grammy-award singer blames the “flawed” concept of reverse racism, capitalism and white privilege for her refusal to pay her taxes to the IRS. The singer has previously touched on her belief about capitalism and her disdain with being a part of the “system.” “I shuddered during sentencing when I kept hearing the term ‘make the IRS whole’… make the IRS whole, knowing that I got into these very circumstances having to deal with… Continue Reading