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Zoe Saldana Hates Questions About Her Ethnicity; Says “People of Color” Don’t Exist

In a recent interview, Saldana asserted that she wishes people would stop asking her about her race, and that “there is no such thing as people of color.”

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Zoe Saldana Responds to Nina Simone Controversy

Zoe Saldana responds to Nina Simone film controversy: “I’m doing it for my sisters and my brothers and I don’t care who tells me I’m not this or I’m not that. I know who I am and I know what Nina Simone means to me.”

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Happy Birthday Nina Simone!

An endlessly fascinating vocalist and a fierce activist, Nina Simone changed the face of American popular music. No singer was more fearless with their delivery, arrangements, style, and subject matter. A true maverick. Check out her classic “Four Women” at BlackYouthProject.com

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The Price of the Ticket

As much as I’d like to make today’s post an extension of last week’s racist Halloween costume checklist by including entries such as, “Is this costume one of Oprah’s favorite things?” I think it’s best to say a word or two about the upcoming Nina Simone biopic. Late last week, images of Zoe Saldana as […]

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On the Origins of Our Sexuality

So it has come to mind lately that sexuality begins with responses to someone else’s arousing actions. Completely dependent on the first occasions of sexual excitement, sexuality also stands before us freely, not committed to hetero or homo orientations. When we talk about molestation and refer to it as a crime, we talk about adults […]

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God’s iPod

I was going to serve up a nice little nihilistic rant to begin the week, but I’ve thought better of it.  Instead, I will provide you with a list.  It’s been a while since I’ve done a list, right? Last week, I failed to give a special birthday shout out to Nina Simone.  After posting […]

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Like A Gena 6 (Is the world on the same page with Black folks?)

Oh no! The folks back home will never stop smacking their lips over this one. As African American Studies grows across the nation, its scholarly diversity does not fall behind. Could white professors be added to the “things keeping Black people down” list? Possibly, but the fall of Black academia shouldn’t be instantly expected. Many […]

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