Sunday, April 20, 2014

Watch: Mass Incarceration Imprisons Women at Two Times the Rate of Men

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A stark look at the explosion of the female prison population.

Student Stages Protest Against Rejection from University of Michigan

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After receiving a rejection letter from the University of Michigan this Spring, high school senior Brooke Kimbrough decided to stage a protest of the college's admissions practices.

Kimbrough held a news conference and rally at the university where she said she is fighting for fair minority representation within the student body. Less than 5% of the students are Black.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

How to Give Dolls "Natural" Hair

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If you're looking to make some customizations to dolls like Queen Robinson, you can start with the hair. This is a short tutorial for anyone who wants to change the traditionally straight Barbie to a coarser texture.

Watch this Tribute to Black Beauties of the 1930s and 1940s

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Talented and gorgeous Black women rarely get their due. That's why we must continue to recognize and honor their achievements. This short video from YouTube is compilation of gorgeous Black women entertainers from the 30s and 40s. In just 5 minutes, you'll see a slew of new and familiar faces.

Melissa Harris-Perry Deconstructs Jonathan Chait's Faulty Thesis

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Last week, New York Magazine columnist Jonathan Chait appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss his latest piece on the Obama era, "The Color of His Presidency." Melissa invited Chait on to talk about some of the pieces epistemological oversights, and it seems the journalist wasn't ready for the Dr. Harris-Perry's pushback. Though the professor offered important historical context to the conversation, Mr. Chait appeared to stumble over his words -- doubling down and accusing Melissa of unfairness but offering no evidence to support the claims.

This exchange is just one of the many, many reasons why Melissa Harris-Perry is one of our favorite Black women on TV. She was brilliant and composed.

Watch the clip and you just might learn something.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Watch the 2nd Episode of the Issa Rae Production 'First'

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Created and written by Jahmela Biggs, 'First' follows burgeoning romance of childhood sweethearts Robin and Charles after they reconnect as adults. In episode 2 the couple navigate that dreaded post-first date anxiety.

Actress Parodies Beyoncé's 'Partition' With a Hilarious Plea to Sallie Mae

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The tuition is too damn high!

Chanel Carroll is singing a familiar tune with her plea to Sallie Mae sung to Beyoncé's 'Partition.' The parody perfectly captures the post-grad/real life struggles of those who dread their colossal loan payments each month.

Watch below