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Deconstructing The Storm Against Tiwa Savage

As a black man, I’ve always found it interesting going to websites like Stormfront, Breitbart and a few other White Supremacist sites. They – especially Stormfront – are so frank about their racism. It’s not accidental. It’s not something they’re apologetic for. The white race is superior to all other ...

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“Nobody is born hating another person…” The Things They Tweet

Here’s a great example of the stark difference between the current American presidency and the last: in the wake of Trump’s horrific response to the Charlottesville tragedy, where he condemned “both sides” as responsible for the violence that occurred at a white supremacist, Neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Barack Obama tweeted ...

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Defining Racism

I watched ‘Dear White People’ awhile back and it made me realise that racism is actually deeper than we think. What particularly caught my interest was when the protagonist explained that black people couldn’t be racist. I was very surprised and thought she didn’t know what she was saying. She ...

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Previously on Facebook: On Chimamanda Adichie’s Comments On Racism

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has no time for white men who want to redefine what racism is. The feminist author appeared on BBC Newsnight on Friday with R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr., founder and editor-in-chief of the conservative magazine The American Spectator. Discussing Donald Trump’s campaign, Tyrell argued with host Emily Maitlis’ ...

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The Hits And Misses From Chris Rock’s Academy Award Opening Monologue

Originally published on madamenoire.com Last night, I made a conscious decision to avoid the Oscars. I chose to watch the Justice for Flint event instead. I was certainly interested to hear and see what Chris Rock was going to say though. I just knew his monologue would be all over ...

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Sam Smith Suffers Backlash For Sharing Racist Incident

Sam Smith recently clapped back after Internet outrage accused him of “whitesplaining” racism after he shared a story about being witness to a friend’s racist incident. In a series of Tweets, Smith shared how the incident left him “speechless” and expressed an honest need to do more: Pretty straightforward, right? ...

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Op-ed: Why I Still Believe That Idris Elba Should Not Play James Bond

Originally published on madamenoire.com Black people don’t have to be a part of everything. And I am talking about Bond. James Bond. When the campaign first started to get Idris Elba cast as the lead in the next James Bond flick, I wrote a piece expressing how much I hated ...

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Rush Limbaugh Condemns Idris Elba as the Next James Bond Because He’s Black

Of all the incriminating Sony emails leaked in the hack, the one Rush Limbaugh took the most issue with? The fact that executives suggested Idris Elba as the next James Bond. During his show this week, Limbaugh brought up the exchange and immediately rejected the idea because the Luther star ...

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Halle Berry accuses her ex of racism

Gabriel Aubry made ”completely and totally unacceptable” racial slurs against Halle Berry, a court has been told. The 48-year-old actress, who dated the French-Canadian model between 2005 and 2010, has taken her former lover to court, claiming he straightened the naturally curly hair of their daughter Nahla – who was ...

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Italian Minister Claims He’s Cursed By African Spirits After Calling First Black Minister An Ape

This story is quite bizarre. Senior Italian politician Roberto Calderoli, who sparked outrage when he compared Italy’s first black minister, Congolese-born Cécile Kyenge to an orangutan, claims he is under siege from vengeful African spirits. He is considering asking the Pope to recommend an exorcist to fight off the curse. ...

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