Monday, September 23, 2019

Tag: Respectability politics

Symone Sanders Has the Perfect Response to...

Black women shouldn't have to bury their authentic selves just for the sake of fitting into professional settings, argues CNN political commentator Symone Sanders. Sanders'...

Colin Kaepernick Fires Back at Michael Vick,...

  Colin Kaepernick seems to think Michael Vick's suggestion that he cut his hair is an indication the former Atlanta Falcon quarterback suffers from Stockholm syndrome and that...

N.J. State Assembly Passes Bill Requiring Schools...

A Black Lives Matter branch in Paterson, N.J., is urging residents to sign its petition calling for a 'No' vote on a new bill...

14 Black Celebs Who Are No Longer...

Lil Wayne: The Rapper Who Thinks Racism Is Over, Doesn't See Importance of BLM During a sit-down interview with FOX Sports One’s “Undisputed" in September, rapper...

Shaquille O’Neal Preaches Respectability Towards Cops: ‘Yes...

Shaquille O'Neal's upbringing by a drill sergeant dad influenced the way he interacts with the police. As a result, he remains unconcerned when encountered...

Mary J. Blige Mocked for Crooning to...

On the heels of a public divorce, Mary J. Blige fans roasted the singer after a clip surfaced of Blige singing to Hillary Clinton about...

Police Shooting of Unarmed Miami Man Proves...

A Black Miami behavioral therapist is now in the hospital after being shot Monday by North Miami police officers while helping an autistic patient...

Black Country Singer Stubbornly Defends Instructional Video...

Black country singer Coffey Anderson thought he was doing the Black community a favor by sharing a video on how to "diffuse tension" during...

Watch Alabama Pastor Make Public Plea for...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZd2Km_zHug   In an interview with Birmingham, Alabama's WVTM 13, a pastor says that churches should take it upon themselves to stop Black-on-Black crime. Pastor Michael Jordan...

Ayesha Curry Thinks Men Are to Blame...

Ayesha Curry is speaking up about memes that feature her as the poster girl for respectability politics. The images have been floating around the web...

Why Pointing the Finger at African Americans...

When so many unarmed Black citizens were being killed by police that they were able to fill an entire news cycle on their own,...

The Minefield – and Virtues – of...

By Pamela Newkirk More than 100 years ago, W.E.B. Du Bois conveyed the tightrope that is African-American consciousness – the “peculiar sensation” of seeing oneself...

Diddy at the Center of Backlash After...

In recent weeks Sean “Diddy” Combs has been receiving much praise and adoration for his support of the Black Lives Matter movement, but a...

Pull Up Your Pants: The Challenge and...

By Charles F. Coleman Jr. There is a conversation in the Black community that always seems to surface during a discussion about the latest wrong...

8 Common Practices That Will Never Solve...

  Ignore It by Being ‘Colorblind’ From award-winning actor Morgan Freeman to controversial news commentator Bill O’Reilly, too many public figures believe the key to solving...

Martese Johnson’s Past as a Chicago Leader...

Whenever a young Black man falls victim to police brutality, it seems like national media alarms are sounded: We must get to work to attack...

Atlanta March for Michael Brown Answers to...

Thousands of protesters marched through Atlanta on Monday, despite heavy rains and thunderstorms, to continue the national push for justice for Michael Brown. Unarmed 18-year-old...