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Op-Ed: The Tipping Point: Finding Beauty's Balance

"Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, erase my dark skin, forever more!" Growing up as the “darker” child between my caramel, Afro-Latina, sister with long silky hair touching the bottom of her spine, and my never aging, fair skinned mother, I struggled with great identity issues. Like many other Afro men and women of darker complexions, I was no stranger to beauty issues when it came to my definition of beauty. For so long, I would criticize myself harshly about my beautiful hue. In…


Added by The Race Card on April 7, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

FEATURE: The Curious Case of the New Orleans Zulu Club: Black People in Blackface

“If you think Zwarte Piet and blackface is wrong in the Netherlands, what do you think about the Zulus?” This the question that sat waiting for me in my Facebook inbox from my mother (who has been a very active member of Facebook since 2011 and who clocks my page religiously, might I add). At first…


Added by The Race Card on March 5, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

NEWS: The Race Card - "Black Guy Breaks Into A Car" Video Goes Viral

Over 1 million views in 24 hours? Simple Misfits' new video "Black Guy Breaks Into A Car" is going viral. Is there a difference when a white guy tries to break into a car and when a black guy tries to do it? The video suggests that there is, turns out the Black guy gets arrested real quick! Check out the experiment and let us know what you think.…


Added by The Race Card on February 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Bad Taste Alert: Russian Socialite Dasha Zhukova Sitting On Black Woman-Like Chair

Shouldn't this woman know better? Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova is facing criticism for an image that appeared in her interview with website,, showing her sitting on a Black woman-like chair. (the image has now been cropped to remove the part of the chair that looks like a Black woman, but you can see the original image below).

What gives? Also known as:…


Added by The Race Card on January 21, 2014 at 12:41pm — 16 Comments

Feature: Juliana Huxtable On Fashion’s Appropriation of Urban Culture

Juliana Huxtable speaks on fashion’s appropriation of urban culture with Bullett Magazine.

Read the full article…


Added by The Race Card on January 16, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Chatting With 'Black Folk Don’t' Web Series Creator Angela Tucker

Black Folk Don’t is now in its third season. The provocative web series was created by Angela Tucker, a Brooklyn-based writer, director and producer. She has a knack for putting critical questions on display in a way that’s riotous. The third season takes a look at feminism, adoption, going green, plastic surgery and more. This season is shot in California. “I was interested in California, because the black population is in minority in Cali. The kinds of responses we…


Added by The Race Card on January 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"Whitenicious"? Say it ain't so

AP Fam, skin-bleaching, beauty standards, self-hate are topics we've written about before. This week, scholar Dr. Yaba Blay wrote: "Nigerian-Cameroonian pop star, Dencia, recently launched her own skin care line - Whitenicious. Within days, it sold out. Yes, this is real life."



Added by The Race Card on January 15, 2014 at 1:06pm — 14 Comments


Some people say I have “Minority Privilege.” Here is a list I complied of 50 Black Male Minority Privileges I’ve experienced in the twenty-four years of my life. Feel free to pick and choose from the ones…


Added by The Race Card on January 9, 2014 at 2:51pm — 2 Comments

Thoughts on Beyonce

We were scrolling through Facebook and came across one of our favorite cultural commentators, Greg Tate. Read what he had to say about Beyonce's latest…


Added by The Race Card on December 19, 2013 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

7 Black Female Thought Leaders History Books Ignore by Atlanta Blackstar

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Ella Baker (1903-1986)

Major events like the civil rights movement and women’s movement would not have been possible without the ideas and efforts of Black women. Yet, Black women are rarely acknowledged or praised for the many contributions they have made to these struggles for liberation.

In remembering these…


Added by The Race Card on December 13, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Prison Memoir of a Black Man in the 1850s

Years ago, a rare-books dealer browsing at an estate sale in Rochester came across an unusual manuscript, dated 1858. The family selling it said little about where it had been for the last 150 years. It appeared never to have left upstate New York. Scholars now believe that the mystery manuscript…


Added by The Race Card on December 12, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

A Black Woman Who Loves "White Folks" Music

Tweet from February 15, 2012 to be logged in The Library of Congress for future generations: Fun Random Fact for the Day: Pandora Radio figured out I liked Tool before I did. Such an admission used to bring about confused stares and side eyes along with that inevitable question: “You like white folks music?” White folks music. A black girl isn’t supposed to be into that. Yet I was, I am and I have been all my life. The black girl who likes “white folks music”…


Added by The Race Card on December 11, 2013 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

"Racist or Not Racist?", aka "Straight Trippin' or We Cool?"

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Added by The Race Card on December 6, 2013 at 12:40pm — No Comments

'NEGRO': exploring identity and the color complex among Latinos

'NEGRO' is a docu-series exploring identity, colonization, racism and the African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean and the color complex among Latinos. Through candid interviews from Latinos, the social manifestations and consequences of the deep-seated color complex is deconstructed.

There are over 150 million AfroLatinos in the Americas, but invisibility…


Added by The Race Card on December 4, 2013 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Slavery Reparations The time is now



Added by The Race Card on November 27, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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Vanessa VanDyke was told to cut hair or leave Faith Christian…


Added by The Race Card on November 26, 2013 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

I’m A Girl Who Lives In A Subculture Within A Subculture

Hi. My name is Katy. I'm a photograph found on the Internet, on a Tumblr blog. My real name is probably not Katy, but for the sake of this blog post, and my message to you---it's Katy okay?

I need to take a moment to vent. It's been awhile since I've had to get this off my chest, but here we go. Here's the deal. I'm a goth chick that listens to Alternative Goth, New Wave, Indie, and occasional Hip Hop. I like to smoke, drink PBR, and play the guitar with my boyfriend Ross.…


Added by The Race Card on October 15, 2013 at 7:36am — 12 Comments

Production Began for Movie adapted from satirical video “Dear White People”

The movie adapted from the satirical video “Dear White People,” that stirred up the internets last summer has finally begun production in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Director and writer Justin Simien raised more than $40,000 through the popular online campaign service Indiegogo a few days after the video made its debut to fund the films production costs.

Just in case you missed it, the video highlights the experience of being an African-American student at a predominantly white…


Added by The Race Card on October 4, 2013 at 9:53am — 2 Comments

'Dark Girls' Docu To Premiere on OWN Network in June

The 'Dark Girls' documentary sparked a big conversation in the AP community when we told you about it two years ago. The movie tackles colorism and features interviews of women with dark skin tones about their experiences, not only in the world at large, but also within the Black community. It will premiere on OWN network on June 23rd in the US. Check out the trailer below. Will you be…


Added by The Race Card on May 14, 2013 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

"27 Things You Had To Deal With As The Only Black Kid In Your Class" has us rolling on the floor with their "27 Things You Had To Deal With As The Only Black Kid In Your Class".

Staff writer Heben Nigatu compiled hilarious memes in her list, such as the infamous "you sound white" articulate Black people sometimes get, people sticking their fingers in your hair, or the timeless "She's pretty... for a black…


Added by The Race Card on May 3, 2013 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

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