Lest We Forget, Brown Kids Absolutely Deserve More Brown Superheroes

As great as Andrew Garfield was in The Amazing Spider-Man, do you guys remember that major Twitter petition to get Community actor-cum-rapper Childish Gambino Donald Glover in as Peter Parker? Even Stan Lee was down with the idea. Even as the idea of canon superheroes widens to fit more archetypes of girls and women… » 6/15/13 12:30pm 6/15/13 12:30pm

When It Comes to Weight Loss, Black Girls Don't Get as Much Out of…

The general principle of losing weight — for everyone — seems to be eat less, exercise more. But a new study shows that when it comes to the effect of exercise on weight loss in adolescent girls, race matters. The researchers found that while there was a strong link between physical activity and weight loss in white… » 6/06/12 10:00am 6/06/12 10:00am

GOP Group Calls Obama 'Metrosexual Black Abe Lincoln,' Which Sounds…

A Super PAC hell-bent on unseating President Obama this fall has unveiled their genius plan for convincing America that its current Commander-in-Chief is unfit to lead. Get an "extremely literate" black Republican to appear on a commercial and refer to the President as a "black, metrosexual Abe Lincoln." That would be… » 5/17/12 12:10pm 5/17/12 12:10pm

It Looks Like Girls Is Going to Have a Black Character After All

People have been talking 'til they're blue in the face about how HBO's Girls is so white, but it turns out we spoke too soon: there are going to be characters of all different races—and some of them aren't even 100 percent stereotypical. A tipster sent along this casting notice which proves the show has plans to… » 4/26/12 11:55pm 4/26/12 11:55pm

Caffeine Messes With Your Hormones Differently Depending On Your Race

New research has found that young women who drink caffeinated beverages on the daily experience changes in hormone levels. How much will your Starbucks and Diet Coke addictions affect your chemical ladyhood? Like being arrested in Arizona, the way caffeine treats your lady hormones depends on your race. » 1/27/12 6:20pm 1/27/12 6:20pm

What Ever Happened To The Black Television Sitcom?

One of my favorite sitcoms of all time is "A Different World," the "Cosby Show" spin-off series that followed the lives of students at Hillman College, a fictional historically black college located in Virginia. Though the series had a slow first season, "A Different World" ultimately managed to captivate audiences… » 5/26/11 6:05pm 5/26/11 6:05pm