Pharrell Is Definitely Going Kanye On Us

Pharrell Williams is on the cover of the November issue of Ebony Magazine and from an early look, it seems like he has taken a dive into the pool of delusion that Kanye West has happily been swimming in for the past couple of years. » 10/15/14 10:30pm 10/15/14 10:30pm

The LA Times Covers Cornrows, the Hot New Trend for White Ladies

Friends, readers, ladyfolk, I believe we are being trolled. I believe we are being trolled by major newspapers and fashion magazines through a series of willfully ignorant and low-key racist articles where they attempt to completely erase black people from the very styles and trends that they created. » 9/23/14 2:30pm 9/23/14 2:30pm

Dear White People, You Need More Black Friends

Hey white people, you really need to step your game up and get some more black friends. And by friends, I mean someone who cares enough about you to call you on your shit and vice versa. The black person that you see at the gym sometimes or in a Starbucks line doesn’t count. Y’all ain’t friends, that’s an acquaintance… » 8/26/14 2:00pm 8/26/14 2:00pm

Orlando Jones' Bucket Challenge Is the Only One You Really Need to See

Orlando Jones — the actor seen on Different World, MADtv and Sleepy Hollow — filmed a bucket challenge video unlike any other. It's the bullet bucket challenge. » 8/22/14 2:00pm 8/22/14 2:00pm

Keke Palmer Will Be Broadway's First Black Cinderella

Following a stint by pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen, the Broadway show Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is getting another interesting casting choice: former Nickelodeon star Keke Palmer will take on the lead role, becoming the first black Cinderella on The Great White Way. » 8/04/14 6:00pm 8/04/14 6:00pm

Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell

Universal Pictures is hard at work on the film Straight Outta Compton, an N.W.A. biopic set for release next year. The movie is happening with the cooperation of heavyweights like Ice Cube and Dr. Dre. Here is a casting call for the film that went out yesterday. » 7/17/14 10:25am 7/17/14 10:25am

After being a staple in black American households for 63 years, Jet magazine will no longer publish a regular print edition — it's making the move to digital. Johnson Publishing chairwoman Linda Johnson Rice says, "We are not saying goodbye to Jet, we are embracing the future as my father did in 1951." » 5/07/14 12:00pm 5/07/14 12:00pm

For a Woman of Color Who Loves Jane Austen, Belle Is a Dream Come True

Even though I love getting lost in the world of a costume drama — sumptuous fabrics, whispered intentions, heaving bosoms restricted by corsets, earnest declarations of love — these movies seldom love me back. But Belle is different. » 5/02/14 2:40pm 5/02/14 2:40pm

About That Embarrassing Real Housewives Of Atlanta Brawl

Even if you don't watch Real Housewives of Atlanta, you've probably seen the clip of the fight that happened last night on the reunion special. Two women in evening gowns faced off, there was hair-pulling, both ended up on the floor, and one woman was carried, cradled like a child, off of the set. » 4/21/14 5:00pm 4/21/14 5:00pm

Home Is the First 3D Animated Film Starring A Black Character

Zak Cheney-Rice at Policy Mic puts it simply: "Not one major Hollywood studio has released a 3D animated feature starring a black character." That's about to change with Home, a new DreamWorks Animation film hitting theaters in November. » 4/18/14 3:00pm 4/18/14 3:00pm

Noah Screenwriter Explains White People Are Stand-Ins for All People

Noah is a three-dimensional retelling of an apocalyptic Bible story, with a bit of patricide and hulking Ent-things thrown in. Oddly enough, even though it's purportedly about God taking vengeance on all of the people in the antediluvian world, the cast contains no actors of color. Huh. » 4/15/14 7:00pm 4/15/14 7:00pm

We Need To Talk About 'Butt Selfie Queen' Jen Selter

I tried to ignore this woman for as long as possible. I really did. The first time I heard the term "butt selfie" and later, "Queen of the Butt Selfie," I knew nothing but frustration and eyerolls would come from me learning more about either of those things. So I drew my mind far, far away from this human and her… » 4/15/14 5:15pm 4/15/14 5:15pm

The Truth About Photography and Brown Skin

Photography is the science and art of creating images using light. But if you've ever seen oddly-colored pictures of Gabourey Sidibe, Lupita Nyong'o or Beyoncé, you know that when it comes to dark skin, photography has issues. » 4/03/14 5:20pm 4/03/14 5:20pm

Chelsea Handler Says She's Not Racist Because She Dates Black People

During the Oscars, comedian Chelsea Handler took over The Huffington Post's Twitter feed to liveblog the show and promote Uganda Be Kidding Me, her new collection of essays about traveling through Africa with a group of friends. How lucky she was then that Lupita Nyong'o, a woman of Kenyan descent, won Best… » 3/04/14 4:00pm 3/04/14 4:00pm

The Daily Show Takedown of Civil War History Revisionists Is Fantastic

Courageous outlier/former New Jersey Superior Court Judge Andrew Napolitano isn't afraid to voice unpopular opinions no matter how factually inaccurate they are. The Fox News senior judicial analyst recently expressed some pretty out there (and entirely ignorant) thoughts on Abraham Lincoln and the American Civil War,… » 2/25/14 5:15pm 2/25/14 5:15pm

Congrats to NBC's Tamron Hall! After filling in now and then, she's officially been hired to co-host the third hour of Today. Hall, who listens to Bun B to get hyped up for work and names Lena Horne as her inspiration, is the first black woman to have one of the anchor seats on the Today show; she will continue to… » 2/24/14 4:45pm 2/24/14 4:45pm

So Benedict Cumberbatch's Ancestors Were Slave Owners. Now What?

In Barbados, there's a property called the Cleland Plantation. These days it's a place for tourists to go horseback riding, but back in 1728, it was a prosperous sugar cane farm known for being a place of cruelty and brutality, where slaves were literally worked to death. It was owned by Abraham Cumberbatch, the… » 2/03/14 12:40pm 2/03/14 12:40pm

In This Italian Theater, 12 Years A Slave Is a Brad Pitt Movie

Yesterday on Tumblr, Carefree Black Girl posted the image seen above: A 12 Years A Slave poster with Brad Pitt as the dominant feature. Sigh. » 12/23/13 12:55pm 12/23/13 12:55pm

SNL Holds 'Secret' Audition Just for Black Female Comedians

Last week, a select group of talented and funny black women were invited to the Groundlings theater in Los Angeles for a "secret," last minute audition for a spot on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Apparently, SNL is not only "ready" for a female cast member, they're actively looking for one. » 12/12/13 2:50pm 12/12/13 2:50pm