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Why aren’t more black stunt doubles being hired?

Halloween is one of those holidays where there are bound to be unfortunate tales of people wearing blackface with their costumes. No matter how much public lashing the images get, the next year comes around and people do it again. Now imagine finding out the same thing is reportedly still happening in Hollywood in your favorite action movies and TV shows — and not just over the...

Why 'scientific' studies shouldn't define what's beautiful

I was raised by family members who were adamant about embracing multiculturalism -- confident men and women who embraced African-American history, literature and features. I’m a proud HBCU graduate who also did (college) time for two years in Marquette, Michigan. And although there were countless moments of culture shock for me in the upper peninsula, one conversation with a college...