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If you’ve been online in the past few days, you’ve definitely seen some mention of Zola, Jess and Tampa. Long story short, Zola (a black woman) and Jess (a white woman) are two strippers who traveled to Tampa for work and ended up on an adventure straight out of a Hollywood movie complete with prostitution, [...]

I remember the school guidance counselor telling me how mean I looked all the time. I was in fourth grade. She told me I walked around scowling all day and that it made people not like me. “I don’t wanna walk around cheesing all day, “ I replied. “You don’t have to smile,” she said. [...]

I have a few friends who love The Ellen Degeneres Show. Though I don’t watch the show, I’ve watched clips online when I was interested in seeing a particular guest. She seems like the kind of person who’d make you so comfortable in her home. Her quirkiness and ability to pull off the most awkward [...]

I remember an episode of A Different World where Colonel Taylor was asked to be a member of a country club with a history of restricting membership to white people. The colonel was so proud that he’d been asked to join, seeing it as a sign of racial progress. His son, Terrence, called bullshit from [...]

The reaction elicited from calling white people “privileged” reminds me of the scene in The Wizard of Oz when Dorothy splashes water on the Wicked Witch of the West, and she melts writhing and screaming in pain, “I’m melting!” Although that seems exaggerated, it’s usually about how dramatic the responses are. Online, the rebuttal is [...]

I grew up in a homophobic house in a homophobic neighborhood in a homophobic community. I never knew the words “faggot” and “dyke” were violent slurs until I was in high school. For the first 15 years of my life, I genuinely believed these words were appropriate labels for homosexual people. Consequently, I’ve used both [...]

If you see me on the fucking phone, GO AWAY! I have had too many coworkers come to my desk while I’m on the phone, make eye contact, and then start talking. Oh, so fuck what I’m talking about, huh? NO! If you see me on the phone, don’t assume it’s a person call. And [...]

I’ve always had thick thighs and a big butt. As a little black girl growing up in a black community, these attributes were simultaneously a badge of honor, a mark of shame, and food for predators. I remember people telling me how nicely I was shaped when I was as young as five years old. [...]

“Where’s the leadership in the black community?” We hear it anytime and every time a black youth commits a crime. We hear every anchor on Fox and CNN posing the question to black politicians, reporters and activists anytime black people riot over unjust killings of black citizens by police. We read it on Facebook and [...]

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