When your partner isn’t black; he’s O.J.

Having a "woke" partner is a necessity. At least for me it is. For starters, let's address my first issue: I truly dislike the word "woke." People who claim to be "woke" aren't really "woke." If you were smart enough, you wouldn't have to announce it to the world. It's as if you're trying to …

Black women ripping the runway — and your exotic fetish

This season, I had the opportunity to work on a couple of fashion shows for New York Fashion Week. (Shoutout to the guy I dated who never thought that I could be in the fashion industry.) Apart from the tedious tasks of making sure that the clothing was in pristine condition with no loose threads, …

R. Kelly: Why We Need to Hold This Man Accountable

R. Kelly's "sex cult" behavior to teenage girls and young women is inexcusable, and we must stop blaming the victims. How can we continue to put money in this predator's pockets? The Boondocks made an excellent argument against R. Kelly in 2005. People tend to excuse his past (and reoccurring present) due to his skills …

Combatting Rape Culture in Dating

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMRL2xK9okk Based upon current popular culture, there seems to be a fine line with what is considered rape. From date rape drugs to unconscious sex, how can we as a millennial community be on the same page? With Bill Cosby's mistrial to personal encounters, let's define and call a spade a spade. Related Links: The …

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