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Viola Davis describes as being ‘less than classically beautiful,’ black women defend star

By BYP @blackyouthproj 12:49 pm September 26, 2014   A highly criticized New York Times article published last week really offended a few black women. In her op-ed, Alessandra Stanley described actress Viola Davis — star of Shonda Rhimes’ new ABC show “How To Get Away With Murder”– as “less than classically beautiful.” Viola Davis had a few […]

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African Americans protest media portrayals of black victims with #IfTheyGunnedMeDown hashtag

By BYP @blackyouthproj 2:57 pm August 11, 2014   In the wake of the shooting death of Ferguson, Missouri resident Michael Brown, African-Americans have taken to Twitter to highlight how the media portrays blacks if they should become victims of police shootings.

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Black Twitter responds to Lolo Jones mocking Drake & Rihanna

By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:18 am April 11, 2014 Olympic star Lolo Jones just doesn’t know when to keep her foot out of her mouth. The latest is a comment she made in reference to rapper Drake hosting this year’s ESPY awards. @lolojones It’s amazing that Drake is hosting the @Espys but it’s gonna be tough […]

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Black Twitter outraged over praise for Kendall Jenner’s ‘epic’ hairstyle

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By BYP @blackyouthproj 9:57 am April 4, 2014 Black Twitter expressed outrage following a tweet from Marie Claire’s account that praised television personality and brand ambassador Kendall Jenner’s “epic” hairstyle. A photo of Jenner with her hair braided in the very common African hairstyle of cornrows was accompanied by the following words: “Kendall Jenner takes […]

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Photo of Black gay dads goes viral, Black Twitter reacts

By BYP @blackyouthproj 11:56 am January 17, 2014 A viral image of two black fathers prepping their daughters for school has caused some members of Black Twitter to respond in outrage. The photo shows Kaleb and Kordell and their two daughters behaving like any normal family on a school day. The picture was posted on the couple’s […]

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The Real Housewives of The Help Go to Africa

By Summer M. 9:00 am January 30, 2012 Hollywood is so full of liberal do-gooders always on the cutting edge. As such, in advance of Black History Month, they have bestowed many acting awards upon members of the cast of The Help, namely Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who both won SAG Awards last night. Perhaps […]

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