#WhyIStayed: On Ray Rice and Violence Apologists

#WhyIStayed: On Ray Rice and Violence Apologists

In the wake of Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice finally being cut from the Baltimore Ravens and being suspended from both the NFL and CFL, the interwebs have been in the quite the frenzy. Some people feel that it was not the NFL’s place to reprimand Rice for a personal issue made public while others believe it took entirely too long for them to come to this decision.

I am of the latter group…

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Will Jhene Aiko’s ‘Souled Out’ Sell Out in Stores?

Will Jhene Aiko’s ‘Souled Out’ Sell Out in Stores?

AIKO My first memories of Jhene Aiko are from the early 2000s when I saw images from a photo shoot featuring her and B2K’s Lil Fizz sporting matching Lakers jerseys and fitted caps. I was young and he was mine at the time (…in my head) so I needed to know who she was.

At that time I thought she was a model, attempting music because boredom, but as of last year with the release of her EP Sailed OutI…

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Should We Be Concerned About Aaron McGruder’s ‘Black Jesus’?

Should We Be Concerned About Aaron McGruder’s ‘Black Jesus’?

In this country, there are several things you cannot criticize, mock or even joke about. Jesus would be one of them.

Black Jesus, which premiered August 7th, has already created waves of disgust, disdain and utter offense for many people in the United States. Many Christians decried the show as blasphemy and sacrilege while others grabbed their popcorn and pulled up a chair. I, being one of the…

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Why is ABC Making It So Hard for ‘Cristela’ to succeed?

Why is ABC Making It So Hard for ‘Cristela’ to succeed?

ABC’s new fall comedy Cristela has the potential to become a great show, incorporating diversity, millennial culture and a relatable brand of humor into a show that shakes up the traditional story of a woman balancing workplace and home life — if ABC would just give it a chance.CRISTELA - ad

Created by and starring stand-up comic Cristela Alonzo, whose appearances include Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig…

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Another Win for BLERDS: ‘Living Single’s’ Erika Alexander Releases First Issue of ‘Concrete Park’

Everyone knows we’ve got love for Blerds here at The Visibility Project. How could we not? We’re literally a team full of Black nerds + one – shoutout to Kylee.

FOX’s ‘Red Band Society’, Starring Octavia Spencer, Takes Down Teen Sterotypes

FOX’s ‘Red Band Society’, Starring Octavia Spencer, Takes Down Teen Sterotypes

RED BAND SOCIETY - nurse jacksonSeveral fall television pilots are already available on Hulu, so I sat down and watched one of the more intriguing fall television offerings: FOX’s hour-long comedy Red Band Society. With Octavia Spencer starring, the show appears to be Glee meets The Fault in Our Stars(without the singing for the most part) highlighting the lives of a handful of teens and hospital personnel who work in the…

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Listen Up! Mississippi’s Own Skipp Coon Releases ‘Miles Garvey’ LP

This summer we’ve had a number of music releases with content directly focusing on the complexities of the industry as well as social issues, such as racism and intra-community violence, faced by members of the hip hop community.

Stagnant Sci-Fi Genre Needs Less ‘Sharknado’, More Trek’s Uhuras and ¬X-Files Scullys

Stagnant Sci-Fi Genre Needs Less ‘Sharknado’, More Trek’s Uhuras and ¬X-Files Scullys

SCIFI - ripleyScience fiction media has traditionally been a great place for representation. By definition, the genre has one foot in the probable and one foot in reality. Nichelle Nichols’ Uhura on Star Trekwas famously one of the first significant roles in Sci-fi for a woman of color. Her role broke boundaries in 1966. About a decade later, in 1979, Sigourney Weaver became another iconic non-default science…

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Anonymous asked:

I'm assuming you're Black? If you are, thank you for being the only Black person I know that is not being racist towards White people. I am Black and I find it so ridiculous and shameful when other Black people act racist and think their actions are justified. Oh and also thank you for featuring Asians on your blog! All races matter! : )

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weloveinterracial:

Lol no i’m not black i’m white :) but I do agree with what you are saying I think everyone should just get along. I think that nobody should be racist to any race. I think that yes people have the right to be angry about certain situations but not directly to everyone in that specific race. Yes people of different races may be racist towards each other but you should not be mad at everyone of that race because of it.  For example some white people may be racist but not all are. And the reason why I post so many things about that stuff is because I agree that it is wrong. And woo asians. And i try to post all cultures. Yes all races matter ! :D 

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Not the Symbol of Your Revolution: The Black Body is Not A Cure-All

Not the Symbol of Your Revolution: The Black Body is Not A Cure-All

Mike Brown with familyRapper J.Cole released a single last week with the photo of Michael Brown laying in the street, blood streaming from his head, as the cover art for the track. Not only was this a blatant disregard of the family’s request to the media to stop circulating the image but it was also further use of black body to send a message.

Though I’m sure his intentions were to show solidarity and speak against…

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