Pregnant Mother of 20 Assaulted in Motel Room

Kianga Modupe, 44, is 3 months pregnant; and, she alleges that she was assaulted in an Indianapolis motel room by the father of her...

Serial Rapist Targeting Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

I'm not sure if this situation is widely known, or just how many folks are aware.  However, it woukd appear that there's a serial...

Black History, Black Women, & Sexual Empowerment

Well Black History Month has rolled around again and for all intents and purposes it feels like it is devolving into a nonentity and...

Consuming The Other: Rachel Dolezal’s Charade Bulldozes Black Womanhood

By now, you’ve probably heard the sordid and bewildering story of world class Decepticon, Rachel Dolezal, explode across your social media timelines. Each day...

Same-Sex Marriage, the Mayan Calendar, & Obama the Antichrist ( Or,...

Maybe the Mayans were right and we are already living in the last days. Perhaps, they were a little off, though and the 12/21/2012 date...

Girl, 8, “Kicked Out” of Christian School for Looking Like a...

I'm not the religious type, and I understand that parochial schools have different rules and standards relative to a state funded public school. However,...

Makode Linde’s “Painful Cake”: White People Eating Mutilated African Vagina?

That good art is purely subjective is a debatable idea in the arts community; particularly since a great deal of objectivity goes into creating...

Nate Parker, Blind Support and How His Scandal Hurts Black America

The buzz about The Birth of a Nation, the movie about Nat Turner's slave rebellion and actor Nate Parker's project has been active for almost...

I Used to Love Him: Common's "Ghetto Dreams"

Last week, blogger Necole Bitchie posted rapper Common's new song "Ghetto Dreams" that was quite a deviation from the image he's purveyed in the...

“Save The Pearls”: Eden Newman, White Privilege, & Interracial Dating

While browsing the internet for current events, I happened upon some buzz of the “WTF?” variety regarding an independently published YA novel written by...

Mississippi: Rennie Gibbs Faces Life in Prison for Stillborn Birth

Editor's Note: I wrote the following post about Rennie Gibbs of Mississippi back in June 2011. Back then I was disheartened that this was...

Faking Poverty To Get Paid Was Linda Tirado’s Bad Choice

I am having to reach way back into my Brooklyn roots to respond to yet another example of how privilege and the system continue...

Bill Cosby: Rape Culture in July of 2015

Rape culture, the epidemic that never wavers, has felt a surge this week. Not that rape culture ever takes a break. In fact, it...

The Cleveland Kidnapping: Fifty Shades of BDSM

The Cleveland Kidnapping: Fifty Shades of BDSM Fleeting snippets of  news sound bites declaring the horrors faced by the three women allegedly forcibly kidnapped and...