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Impactful Ways You Can Better Tap Into Your Inner Superwoman

“Just because we’re magic, does not mean we’re not real.”  When actor and activist Jesse Williams said these words during his acceptance speech for the BET Humanitarian Award in June 2016, he voiced the inner struggle of black people who insisted on loving and celebrating themselves even amid a trying year of exhausting social injustice, divisive politics,...

Don't Be Racist: A How-To Guide For Advertisers When Common Sense Isn't Enough

Ahh, the problematic ad.From Kendall Jenner's superhuman ability to leap structural racism with a single soda can ...the new @Pepsi ad evoking imagery of @IeshiaEvans in Baton Rouge is total exploitative brand social activism bs 👋🏼 pic.twitter.com/YzAFtWEzDO— Sherry (@slchen_) April 4, 2017... to this lone brown Kelloggs Corn Pop going about his janitorial duties...

Black Twitter Has Mixed Feelings About A 'Coming To America' Sequel

I'm pretty confident in saying that Eddie Murphy's 1988 comedy movie, Coming to America will go down in history as one of the most quoted, binge watched, and beloved films of all time. The classic storyline, comedic performances, and epic character acting delivered by Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are impeccable. Packed with cultural references and exaggerated...