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The 2017 White Nominees For The Black People Hall Of Fame

At the beginning of a new year and another awards season, we are also faced with the prospect of four years where the emboldened Alt-right white supremacists put a privileged, pussy-grabbing, nacho cheese-colored dicktard in the Oval office, there is at least a little good news:



It’s time for the Induction Ceremony for the White People in Black People Hall Of Fame!



Every year our panelists select a group of cool-ass white people (not to be confused with…
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Added by The Race Card on January 18, 2017 at 11:16am — No Comments

Prince secretly helped Trayvon Martin's family

In the wake of icon Prince's untimely death, Rev. Al Sharpton revealed to NYDaily News that Trayvon Martin’s family was one of those who the late-singer secretly donated money to. “I will never forget when he [Prince] called me and said he had some funds he wanted to give to Trayvon Martin’s family... Just out of the blue Just…

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Added by The Race Card on January 17, 2017 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Michael Eric Dyson: "Trump's election is the fury of whiteness made even whiter by its class rage"

Read an excerpt from Michael Eric Dyson*’s new book ‘Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America’:



The election of President Trump was all about whiteness. How whiteness is ingeniously adaptable to a gross variety…

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Added by The Race Card on January 17, 2017 at 11:24am — No Comments

Martin Luther King Jr.’s only granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, celebrates his 88th birthday with passionate call to action

"Spread the word. Have you heard? All across the nation. We are going to be a great generation."

On Friday, January 13, 2017, 8-year-old Yolanda Renee King stood front and center before a crowd of schoolchildren in the sanctuary at The Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, the very place where her grandfather, Martin Luther King Jr., once delivered messages of justice, love, unity and freedom. She embodied the spirit of her grandfather, Martin Luther King Jr.,…

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Added by The Race Card on January 16, 2017 at 10:02am — No Comments

The Top Ten “Woke-est” Characters of All Time

Woke

adj.



1. The incorrect tense of being awake

2. Being aware of what’s going on and prepared to do something about it.

3. A state of perceived intellectual superiority one gains by reading articles by people who read books by people who actually read “The Isis Papers.”



As Black America collectively enters into a new age of consciousness facilitated by increased access to information, changing demographics and a pussy-grabbing dictator…

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Added by The Race Card on January 11, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Dr. Jeanette Epps is the first Black astronaut to go to NASA’s International Space Station!

Black girl magic is already abundant in 2017! Next May, Dr. Jeanette Epps is set to become the first African-American astronaut to become a crew member of the International Space Station. A native of Syracuse, NY, Epps attended LeMoyne College and attained a bachelor’s degree in physics in 1992 before earning her master’s of science and a doctorate in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland. Epps was a fellow with the NASA Graduate Student Researchers Project…

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Added by The Race Card on January 6, 2017 at 9:58am — No Comments

Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon gets immortalized with new documentary

The life and works of revolutionary psychoanalyst and post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon will soon be the subject of a new documentary. Born in Martinique, Fanon’s prolific work psychoanalyzed racial oppression and how oppressed groups survive in and navigate White Society. One of his most important pieces, ‘Black Skin, White Masks’, through a…

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Added by The Race Card on January 5, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Everything You Wanted To Know About the Umar/Seti Beef But Were Afraid To Ask

Yesterday the Black section of the internet was abuzz with the “Hotep Hostilities” about this video from “General” Sara Suten Seti and this video from “Dr.” Umar Johnson. They are calling it the “Woke War,” the “Uncle Ruckus Fracas,” The “Kemet Conflict.” Although the dueling videos are entertaining enough in and of themselves, many people don’t know the backstory about this feud. That’s why NegusWhoRead is here.



Who is Umar Johnson?

Jermaine…

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Added by The Race Card on January 4, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

10 Times White Tears Made Us LOL in 2016

Let's look back on the year and think about all the time white folks tears made us giggle, guffaw, cackle and laugh our guts off, because Lordt knows 2017 is about to be a long year.

1. #BeckyWithTheBadGrades blamed Black and other minority students for not getting into UT Austin! LMAO. …



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Added by The Race Card on December 22, 2016 at 5:00am — 4 Comments

10 Times Black Women Kicked White Supremacy's Ass in 2016

Honestly, if there’s one thing that gives me hope about 2017, it’s black women. Even though black femmes have a historic legacy of being the movers and doers at the root of black resistance and activism in this country, 2016 was filled with so many powerful moments and contributions by them. These are just a few of our favorite black femmes who kicked White Supremacy's ass in 2016.

1. Ieshia Evans seen in Baton Rouge - by Jonathan…

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Added by The Race Card on December 21, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

Five times in history where White People failed our Indigenous People

Throughout the history of our young nation, the American government has, time and time again, trodden on the rights and disrespected the existence of our minority populations. But, they have treated no one more despicably than the first people of America, the Indigenous peoples.



Recently we saw this disrespect most apparent in the national protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The DAPL is a 3.7 billion dollar underground pipeline that was routed to go through…

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Added by The Race Card on December 19, 2016 at 12:19pm — No Comments

Attorneys for officer who killed Philando Castile blame the victim, say he was "negligent"

In an era marred by the perpetual occurence of state sanctioned violence against Black people, it should come at no surprise when their disregard extends to defending the perpetrators of these crimes. But in this instance, the unmitigated gall of the lawyers for Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer who killed Philando Castile astounds me. In a move that questions their ethical code in more ways than one, they are moving for charges to be dropped based on the claim that…

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Added by The Race Card on December 15, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

WhiteGirlMagic: The Inherent Danger of F*cking With White Women

There are two important lessons every man must learn.



The first I taught to myself and to my college girlfriend. She was in the bedroom and heard me scream bloody murder from the kitchen. She ran into the kitchen carrying a stun gun (yes, this is how I found out my girlfriend carried a taser) to check if a knife wielding intruder had stabbed me in the spleen or if Africanized bees had finally arrived in America and set my apartment as their destination. I…

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Added by The Race Card on December 14, 2016 at 9:47am — 3 Comments

Black History: Donald Trump’s Election is just the latest reaction to fear of losing white privilege

Donald Trump is the backlash (some have said the whitelash) of white Americans to the escalating fear of loss of white privilege. His election is the latest in a series of reactions to people of goodwill protesting and demanding equality.



Trump’s election has also done people of goodwill a favor. It has shown just what a huge problem we have here in the U.S. We have 60 million Americans who when faced with the choice between two seriously flawed candidates chose a…

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Added by The Race Card on December 12, 2016 at 11:56am — No Comments

Black queer woman Lydia Polgreen named Huffington Post editor-in-chief

What kind of resume is required to run one of the biggest, most powerful news websites in the world? And what would you think that person looks like? If you’re like many of us, because of habit and social conditioning, you’d imagine an ivy league graduate, with experience at a top news outlet like the New York Times, and years of hard work and dedication, which is all true of the new Editor-In-Chief of Huffington Post, Lydia Polgreen. What that conditioning might also suggest… Continue

Added by The Race Card on December 8, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments

Black Love is great but we also need to talk about emotional abuse in our relationships

Everyone loves black love. Images of The Obamas, Jay Z & Beyonce, and Will & Jada can touch that place deep inside of us that wants companionship more than we like to admit. Yet, while many of us might love the idea of being in love, few of us have had examples of what healthy black relationships look like. It's a well-documented fact that the same systemic racism that creates injustices that Black Lives Matter protests in the streets today is to blame for the…

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Added by The Race Card on December 7, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments

A Letter To Angry White People From Black Santa Claus

Dear Y. P. Pull;



I know you’re used to the one-way dialogue when you sit your kids down to write their privileged, “gimme mine” letters to me (by the way, I’ve been meaning to tell y’all that your children can’t spell very well, and every year it’s getting worse. Maybe it’s because your kids’ Christmas list is filled with dreams of Grand Theft Auto and iPhones. I haven’t dropped a book by a Caucasian house since the late 80’s but you’re wondering why Abby Fisher…

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Added by The Race Card on December 7, 2016 at 10:05am — No Comments

On Whiteness, the Cold North, an Anthropomorphic Orange, and a Scouring Pad

I remember one late, warm, Canadian summer evening when I was young, sitting on the old marked and peeling linoleum of the bathroom floor in the small bachelor apartment of the complex my mother and I lived in, scrubbing my skin with one of the rough green scouring pads from the dollar store she had used… Continue

Added by The Race Card on December 6, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Black femme activists create monthly, task-oriented Safety Pin Box for allies fighting against white supremacy

Safety Pin Box is a totally brilliant, racial justice movement-centered project and subscription service created by black female activists Leslie Mac and Marissa Jenae Johnson. A play on ineffective and insubstantial ‘safety pin solidarity’ trend, the…

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Added by The Race Card on November 30, 2016 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

From Brexit to Meghan Markle: UK tabloids are racist, sexist, homophobic trash

The power of the press is not something to be taken lightly and with so much false news popping up on our social media feeds these days, it’s a wonder what’s real and what’s fake at all. Tabloids have always been the bane of journalism’s existence, passing off gossip as actual news, and being wholly distasteful in the process. Historically, UK tabloids have been some of the biggest perpetrators of tactless writing, but lately we’ve seen a peak in the atrociousness of their pop… Continue

Added by The Race Card on November 30, 2016 at 11:20am — No Comments

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