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Posts By Janelle A James

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The Importance of Being a Black Gay Man On-Screen
2 years ago

The Importance of Being a Black Gay Man On-Screen

Being a Black gay man hasn’t always been reflected in movies and television.  Rarely do we get to see their stories or experiences being told or shown.  From Empire’s Jamal …
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Spelman College to Admit Transgender Students
2 years ago

Spelman College to Admit Transgender Students

Spelman College is the newest American women’s school to begin working on administering transgender students to its campus.  On August 11, the president of the historically black college, Mary Schmidt Campbell, announced …
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Dear Nate Parker, There’s No Excuse for Rape
2 years ago

Dear Nate Parker, There’s No Excuse for Rape

Recently director/actor Nate Parker has been discussing his 1999 college rape allegations amongst doing press for his new movie, Birth of a Nation.  Parker and his Birth of a Nation co-writer …
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Ellen Faced Backlash for Posting Picture of Usain Bolt
2 years ago

Ellen Faced Backlash for Posting Picture of Usain Bolt

After an image was posted on Twitter of Ellen Degneres riding on Usain Bolt’s back, many people criticized the talk show host.  On Monday the Usain Bolt meme was going …
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Restaurant Faces Backlash Over “Black Olives Matter” Merchandise
2 years ago

Restaurant Faces Backlash Over “Black Olives Matter” Merchandise

For some reason, Italian restaurant owner, Rick Camuglia, thought it would be a great idea to create “Black Olives Matter” t-shirts for Paisano’s new dish containing black olives.  He previously was critiqued …
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Why Are We Still Discussing Gabby Douglas’ Hair?
2 years ago

Why Are We Still Discussing Gabby Douglas’ Hair?

Apparently people haven’t changed since the 2012 Olympics because they are still making fun of Gabby Douglas’ hair.  It’s so hard for some to grasp the idea that, Gabby’s hair …
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Simone Manuel Breaks New Record in Swimming at the Olympics
2 years ago

Simone Manuel Breaks New Record in Swimming at the Olympics

Simone Manuel not only won gold for swimming at the Olympics, but she has become the first African American woman to do so.  She tied for first in the 100-meter freestyle …
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When Will the Kardashians Understand Cultural Appropriation?
2 years ago

When Will the Kardashians Understand Cultural Appropriation?

When you think about the Kardashians, certain things may come to mind.  Their reality show, they’re empire, or even Kylie’s Lip Kits are all topics of conversation around that family, …
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Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million to African American Museum
2 years ago

Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million to African American Museum

Legendary NBA star Michael Jordan will contribute five million dollars to the Washington D.C.’s Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.  On Tuesday, officials from the museum announced that …
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One Big Problem With Netflix’s New Show ‘Stranger Things’
2 years ago

One Big Problem With Netflix’s New Show ‘Stranger Things’

Netflix’s Stranger Things debuted on July 15 and since then many have been raving about the TV show.  It’s a perfect mix of eighties nostalgia with sci-fi horror and it …
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