Tune for Today: J Cole’s Tribute to Michael Brown “Be Free”

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Rapper J Cole said in a statement this morning on the Dreamvillain website: "I'm tired of being desensitized to the murder of black men. I don't give a fuck if it's by police or peers. This shit is not normal." To that end, he crafted the song "Be Free" – a raspy, bone-tired anthem dedicated to "every young black man murdered in America," ... See the Rest

Lupita Nyong’o: “I Used to Pray to God That I Would Wake Up Lighter Skinned”

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Lupita Nyong'o talks racism and the western perceptions of beauty at the annual Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon hosted by Essence magazine. ... See the Rest

Alfrie Woodard on Lupita Nyong’o

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  The reporter's question: "Have you seen any changes in the industry in the issues of race, the issue of being a woman, and now being a woman over fifty?" (via ZachMagowan) ... See the Rest

Hey Kids: Get Your Very Own Slave Dolls!

The producers of the Quentin Tarantino's new film "Django Unchained" have been slammed for a line of action figures from the slave-themed film

The producers of Django Unchained are coming under fire for a line of action figures from the slavery-themed movie. The action figures, manufactured by toy maker National Entertainment Collectibles Association, went on sale this week on Amazon. African-American activist Najee Ali, director of the advocacy group Project Islamic Hope, called the toys ... See the Rest