The Windy City tries to resuscitate the poor, black neighborhoods left vacant by the housing crisis — but at what cost? Before they rose to prominence in Canada’s largest city, the Ford family — which includes embattled Mayor Rob Ford — was deeply immersed in the illegal drug scene, according to an investigation by the Globe [...]
Ahead of Mother’s Day, wwe asked folks on the Twitters about the sordid details of their mothers’ pasts that they only discovered as they got older. [...]
This can’t be real. Like, this is a grown-up and they’ve done some forced perspective green screen stuff, right? [...]
In the wake of the hullaballoo over folks refusing to say Quvenzhané Wallis’ name got me to thinking: what’s the most hilarious/horrifying experience people have had regarding their “unconventional” or “ethnic” names?
Here’s how Twitter responded.
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Got any stories/gripes of your own? [...]
Some person or persons with too much time on their hands put this together, and we are grateful to them for it. [...]
Leonard Cooper of Little Rock, Arkansas is living black history every day. [...]
Ava Duvernay won the Best Director award at Sundance last year for Middle of Nowhere, her quiet, affecting drama about a woman (Emayatzy Corinealdi) trying to hold her marriage together while her husband is in prison. (DuVernay was the first black woman to win the award.) There’s a whole lot to like about the [...]