Originally posted on HelloBeautiful:
Colorism is one subject that can easily cause division and friction in the African-American community. The result of over four centuries of colonialism and slavery, the shade of our skin can determine our sense of worth and attractiveness in a country that runs on White standards of beauty. The pain and persecution of darker skinned Black people can be traced from Wallace Thurman’s 1929 novel “The Blacker The Berry” to the recent 2012 Bill Duke documentary “Dark Girls.” But what about lighter skinned African-Americans?
In the new web series “Yellow” (which premiered December 29th) actor Austen Jaye plays a single man in Los Angeles, whose dating and personal life are affected by the stereotypes and perceptions of the lighter skinned Black man from those in his own community.
Originally posted on CBS Boston:
NATICK (CBS) – Police arrested two women on Monday, saying they performed sex acts for money, only to learn they were being held against their will.
The I-Team first reported the problem of human trafficking in the suburbs back in November.
Investigators say there are hundreds of these sex trade operations across state. The I-Team reported about arrests in North Andover, Sudbury and Braintree just to name a few. Now Natick Police have moved in to shut another operation down.
Originally posted on Elev8:
For The Kids During Super Bowl
According to an Animal Planet news release, it was a very busy practice session: “Bo and Sunny lined the pups up for practice on the White House South Lawn to run through tire and tackle drills, hone their ball and chew toy skills, play fetch with the kids and of course take a requisite water break with the First Lady followed by a nap in the grass.”
Originally posted on 1025 KSFM:
A woman donated one of her kidneys to save her husband’s life while they were together, but he’s since left her to be with another woman…and now she wants her kidney back!
Huffington Post says that wife claims that after she donated her kidney to her husband and he recovered, he left her! Her husband denies cheating on her, but that hasn’t made her any less mad!
Why would they elect Majic Johnson to be the face of Affordable Health Care. If he didn’t have insurance, he could afford to pay out of pocket.
Originally posted on Black America Web:
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Magic Johnson knows the importance of the Affordable Care Act. When he was diagnosed with HIV 22 years ago, quality health insurance saved his life. The NBA legend says that it’s vitally important for young people to sign up, since the success of Obamacare depends on their participation. Take a listen to the powerful audio where Magic describes how important it is for everyone to have health insurance. And he talks to Tom, Sybil and Jay about the surging Indiana Pacers and what the rest of the NBA season might look like.
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Originally posted on The Light 103.9 FM:
A 21-year-0ld woman doesn’t understand why she can’t find a man to treat her right. She acknowledges that she has some insecurities of her own and puts herself in situations where she ends up hurt. Listen to today’s Yolanda’s Take to hear Yolanda Adams talk about learning to love yourself before trying to enter a relationship.
Originally posted on Zero Percent Limit:
Reported date of recording – Monday Jan 20, 2014
Reported location: Rexdale (Northwest Area of Toronto)
Disgraced politician Rob Ford’s attempts to reform his image ahead of the mayoral election this year appears to have been null in void after a new video surfaced Tuesday showing the Toronto mayor drunk, swearing and making offensive remarks about the city’s police chief.
Here’s him drunk at a local chicken spot (recent video):