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8 Church Scandals That May have Challenged Your Faith

 Altars elevate religious leaders, making them more visible to their congregation. Consequently, they also make their flaws more visible. Preachers gain stature with their position, but their human flaws often surface under the strain...

6 Countries that Dislike America The Most and Why

If you ask the average American why America is hated by other countries, what you are most likely to hear is a veiled view of the truth -- other nations are jealous of America's...

10 Black Celebs Who Are Still Stunning Without Makeup

 Let’s face it; the declaration, “I woke up like this, flawless,” is nothing more than a catchy self-affirmation made popular by superstar singer Beyonce Knowles. No one actually wakes up void of flaws, not...

10 Interesting Facts About the Caribbean Islands You May Not Know

It is no secret that the Caribbean is home to some of the most beautiful places on earth, with white sands, clear waters, friendly natives and unique indigenous species. But here are ten facts...

15 Sets of Celebrities You May Not Have Realized Are the Same Age

From the outside looking in, there are some similarities in the lives of celebrities. They attend high-brow engagements, live under judging eyes, dodge flashing lights and assume the pressure of looking their best in the...

5 Black Celebrities Who Disrespected Black Leaders and Cultural Icons

Hip-hop began in the 1970s as a cultural force that showcased the political, revolutionary and militant voice of Black America. Initially, it was created by Black people for Black people as a way of...

10 Things People Who ‘Aren’t Black Enough’ Understand

Stereotypes are used to categorize a particular group of people. Individuals within the group are systematically placed in oversimplified categories. While not all stereotypes are negative, like assuming one possesses an admirable ability to do...

5 Traditional African Justice Systems More Humane than the Prison Industrial Complex

Ubuntu is a South African principle that dictates an individual’s responsibility within a corporate sense of identity. The spirit of this principle governs communities throughout Africa and is the foundation on which indigenous methods...

8 Celebrities Who Suffered Embarrassing Lace Front Wig Mishaps

Lace-front wigs are an unfortunate staple for some Black women. Lace fronts are often a quick fix, they shield one's own hair from damage, and if applied properly give the appearance of a natural hairline. However,...

5 Native American Communities Who Owned Enslaved Africans

Stories about Black and Native American connections are rarely told within the narrow historical context shared in classrooms, history books and around family tables, but there are some details that reveal a more complete...

10 Sobering Poverty Statistics That May Shock You

Revolutionary South African leader Nelson Mandela understood the collective implications of poverty and the solution to eliminate it. He once said, “Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of...

6 Famous Black Women Who Have Spoken Out About Sexual Abuse

National research shows that 60 percent of African-American girls have been sexually assaulted by age 18. Black women are members of a community that maintains a cultural history of silence in cases of sexual assault...

8 Pet Peeves You Probably Didn’t Know These Celebrities Had

Everyone has their ticks, quirks or things that just flat out get on their nerves, including those celebrities we would think have enough clout and money to make all of the annoying things in...

7 Secret Celebrity Lovers You May Not Have Known

It’s usually mums the word when it comes to celebrity couples. They dodge cameras, avoid red carpets and skirt the stigma that love in Hollywood doesn’t last. Although they are careful, there are a few...

De-Grading: UNC Fails Student Athletes by Lowering Standards

While Barack Obama is spearheading the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, an effort to interrupt negative ideals of achievement potential for young men of color in America, administrators at the University of North Carolina (UNC)...

‘White People Don’t Exist,’ Says Author Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley, American crime fiction novelist of more than 40 books including, Devil in a Blue Dress, says racism will end when we realize "white people don’t exist." In an interview Wednesday with NPR, the...

Black Images Are Still Missing From Children’s Books

All the brown hues are missing from the imaginary crayon boxes of todays children’s book writers, a recent study has shown. Of the 3,200 children’s books published in 2013, only 93 featured Black people, less...

Student Files $5M Lawsuit Against College That Ignored Claims of Racism

  Donald Williams, an 18-year-old Black freshman attending San Jose State University in California, has discovered that his well-being and personal safety are not a concern or priority for his classmates and the administration who...

US Army vs. Naturalistas

New Army regulations, in process of publication, are marginalizing women with natural hair, and there is a petition on whitehouse.gov to correct their racial bias. The new changes to AR 670-1 says flat twists and...

New Film Series Gives Black Boys Space to Talk About Love

Black boys will grow into Black men with no moral compass. No spiritual anchor. No ambition. Men who lack the ability to love and be loved. That is the dominant narrative, displayed by media images,...

Don Lemon Leaves a Bitter Taste in His Critics’ Mouths

CNN anchor Don Lemon is unapologetic about his viewpoints, which have led many Blacks on social networks to brand him a sellout. His stance on the legitimacy of NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy, his concurrence with Bill O’Reilly...

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