Reflecting on blackface

Reflecting on this White psychology and their obsession with having to don blackface. But don’t get me wrong. From the 1840s creation of the minstrel show, born out of “massa” having his enslaved property perform for his entertainment, I get. I get White folks’ need to demean and see Blacks as ignorant, stupid and as […]

TLC’s Chilli strips to stripes for PETA’s circus boycott campaign

Crouched inside a cage and wearing nothing but striped bodypaint, Chilli of the multiplatinum trio TLC is the star of a provocative new ad campaign for PETA that demands, “Boycott the Circus.” The ad, reveals that tigers used by circuses are beaten into submission—and when they’re not “performing,” they’re locked away in cramped, filthy cages. “There’s so much cruelty […]

Julianne Hough and other celebrities who have worn blackface

Julianne Hough had most of America shaking its head in embarrassment and disappointment this weekend when she put on blackface to dress as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren from the Netflix show “Orange Is the New Black” for a costume party. The actress apologized for the insensitive costume, but, sadly, we all got a reminder that the […]

Kanye West blasts Jimmy Kimmel on Twitter over spoof

Kanye West aimed his latest rant at Jimmy Kimmel. West was upset over Kimmel’s spoof that made fun of a recent interview conducted by the BBC. In the spoof, two kids sip on milk shakes as the kid who impersonates West yells about his own greatness. West apparently didn’t find the skit funny and went […]

The $60 dress Sarah Silverman wore to the Emmys; red carpet dresses under $100

  Sarah Silverman proved that you can walk the red carpet without spending a million dollars. At the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, the comedian turned heads on the red carpet for the low price of $60! Pairing her budget-friendly dress with a pair of Walter Steiger platforms, Silverman didn’t hesitate to gab about her online bargain find […]

‘The View’: Brandy and NeNe Leakes competing for a spot?

Brandy’s acting career has been thriving as of late, with her return to “The Game” and a role in Tyler Perry’s upcoming Temptation. But the singer-turned-actor now seems to have her eyes set on daytime TV as a replacement for Joy Behar on “The View.” However, Brandy may have some stiff competition from one of […]

LAPD’s gun buyback racks up hundreds of guns

In the wake of the devastating Sandy Hook school shootings, many across the nation have complained about gun violence and the need for stricter gun regulations. And on Dec. 26, the LAPD hosted a gun buyback in in Van Nuys, CA, which brought in hundreds of guns from neighborhood residents. According to the Daily Breeze, […]

Russell Simmons, Mary J. Blige and More React to the 2nd Presidential Debate

Last night, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney squared off for their second presidential debate. And, the night was full of electric moments as the two candidates pulled out all the stops and pulled off their gloves for one of the most heated debates we’ve ever seen. But, just as electrifying were the […]