Gay Male Dancers Are Getting a Spotlight, But Will We Watch?

The Prancing Elites deserve every ounce of success and support that comes their way. The question is whether or not TV viewers will give it to them.

On Hair, Self-Love & the Black Girls Rock! Awards

There's more to embracing black beauty than defying discriminatory and unrealistic Eurocentric beauty ideals.

Daddy Issues Don’t Always Lead To A Chris Brown Kinda Love

Our pasts define our future, but we’re not necessarily locked to them.

Killing The Perfect Victim: Meditations on Violence & Credibility in Porn & Journalism

All women deserve to be protected from violence. Whatever it is that they choose to do for a living is irrelevant.

Thoughts

My Love for Kendrick

A reflection on the new album, To Pimp a Butterfly, and the black men I’ve loved and befriended over the years.

My conscience can’t perceive of why I hold onto my fantasies of this man. Let him go, it screams at me, embarrassed by the strength of my grip and tired of arguing with my feelings. My conscience loses most of the time.
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Who’s Afraid of Mary Jane?

Despite valid criticism of Mara Brock Akil’s hit show, this writer thinks it's rooted in people’s fear of the single black female stereotype.

Despite valid criticism of Mara Brock Akil’s hit show, this writer thinks its rooted in people’s fear of the single black female stereotype.
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Clippings

So Here’s the One Little Problem with this Year’s SlutWalk

I can’t rock with this movement due to the pitfalls in its philosophy and the way it alienates the experiences of sexual oppression faced by Black women.

Once again, I have been blown away by one of the most ridiculed—and yet one of the most desired—women in hip hop and pop culture today. It’s thrilling to see an underdog who once had to support her family through stripping grow into a fearless, unapologetic feminist leader in today’s sex-positive activism.
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Twerked Tuesdays: Madonna Claims Relationship With Tupac, Luxury Shots Boast Better Sex Life & More

If people cared about eliminating HIV as much as they cared about finding potions for mind-blowing sex, I bet you the virus would no longer be lurking this planet. But hey, priorities.

I think it’s safe to say that Madonna and Tupac go down as one of the most unlikely couples in history. Given Tupac and Madonna’s individual identities as iconoclasts, I suppose they had a handful of things to talk about. I’m suspecting the proper way to use the word “gangster” wasn’t one of them…
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Twerked Tuesdays: Kid Rock vs. the Beyhive, Black Mama Name Drops Amber Rose & More

If you missed the news story about the strip club that was turned into a church, I've got the details right here for you.

Ultimately, I personally didn’t care about anything Kid Rock had to say because I don’t find him particularly relevant. If anything, I found it laughable that he thinks an artist’s worth is measured by whether or not they make music that is comparable to a campy country song.
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#VOTD

Amber Rose Slays the Kardashians in #DontPanic Twitter Fight

Don't try to play Amber. She will read you like a book. Trust.

We all love Twitter fights, don’t we? Today Amber Rose and Khloe Kardashian had a rather colorful exchange on Twitter after the Kardashians caught wind of some of Amber’s comments during an interview with the Breakfast Club on Friday. In the interview she said: On Tyga & Kylie Jenner: “ a baby. She needs to
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Indie Film P.O.P. Offers Fresh Look at Life in Magic City

Filmmakers KarynRose Bruyning and Artemus Jenkins make an innovative documentary that challenges pre-conceived ideas about working at strip clubs.

Filmmakers KarynRose Bruyning and Artemus Jenkins make an innovative documentary that challenges pre-conceived ideas about working at strip clubs.
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Photos

10 Times Black Curves Looked Better on White Women’s Bodies

Kim Kardashian is the most obvious example of a phenotypically white woman who has capitalized on having a big butt. Still, there’s are a few more that come to mind.

Watching the irreversible rise of celebrities like Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian has made me ponder how some phenotypically white women are lauded for their beauty because they possess voluptuous bodies that have historically been attributed to African descent. I see the phenomenon all the time, but I don’t fully understand it—this idea that having the perfect body means having features that are reminiscent of women from around the world. We talk about beauty all the time as if it’s one big international contest, but there isn’t one and there never has been. The white woman with the Georgia Peach wins every time.
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10 People You Will Meet at the Strip Club

Patrons at the strip club are usually the most fun or the most pathetic people you will ever party with.

As you can imagine, one of the best parts of being a strip club anthropologist is socializing with all the ridiculous characters you’ll meet at the titty club. Some you’ll wanna rock with, others not so much.
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