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What “lackluster” #LightGirls was missing

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Viewers weighed in on Bill Duke’s Light Girls documentary and the overall sentiment is that it was lackluster at best, extremely problematic at worst. Perhaps it’s time for a more critical documentary on race and colorism to be made.

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Obama dropped the mic during the State of the Union

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Obama’s State of the Union proposals are super popular with everyone except Congress

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Kira Lerner of ThinkProgress writes that despite the popularity of President Obama’s State of the Union proposals, Congress is standing in their way.

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Anthony Mackie: “People are just tired of being bombarded with race right now”

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Actor Anthony Mackie sat down with the Grio to discuss his latest film, Black or White. The conversation went down a strange path when discussing Selma, the Oscars, and racial profiling.

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I’m tired of suppressing myself to get along with white people

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Writing for Salon, Priscilla Ward says that she refuses to suppress her blackness any longer to make others comfortable.

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Police in St. Louis admit to beating wrong black man

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Joseph Swink was returning home from an internship when he became caught in the middle of a high-speed chase.

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A Respected MC’s Thoughts On MLK

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A Hip-Hop firebrand speaks his truth on Martin Luther King and what it means to celebrate him and carry on his tradition. As always, enjoy!

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This past weekend’s Saturday Night Live offered a funny, but insightful look on the impacts of gentrification in Brooklyn, NY.

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Here’s why it’s ok to turn up on MLK Day

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The outrage surrounding MLK Day club parties is misplaced writes Tracy Clayton. Respectability politics won’t save us.

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50 years after Selma, mainstream media still socializes us to believe that white lives matter more

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Stacey Patton’s incisive essay for Dame Magazine explains why America has betrayed Dr. King’s dream.

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