Foul or Fair? Trey Songz’s new song and music video ‘Foreign’

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  Trey Songz has a new single and music video and it’s poised to stir up some controversy. Not many of us are surprised to see Trey Songz surrounded in a music video by scantily clad racially ambiguous women but you may be surprised by the lyrics of the song. A friend of mine sent […]

The NFL is (about to be) Back! The 3 Top Training Camp Headlines

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By the end of the week, all NFL players will report to training camp (Get your official Training Camp gear!). For a lot of you, that means you made it through another football-less summer. Congratulations! I won’t bother with my sure-to-be-wrong Super Bowl predictions…that comes later. For now, we’ll stick with the most interesting stories […]

Why We Aren’t Standing Out and Fitting In

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In his song, “Say What’s Real,” Drake makes a statement that could double as the motto or at least the recurring theme in the ideology of Gen-Y. He raps,“Don’t ever forget the moment you began to doubt, transitioning from fitting in to standing out.” He makes it clear for himself, and for others like him, […]

#YesAllWomen and #AllMenCan Takeover Twitter and Spark Conversation

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Last week, my Twitter timeline was flooded with the trending topic #YesAllWomen. At first, I was kind of thrown off by it because I didn’t understand the need (not saying it wasn’t true, but I didn’t see the beneficial need) to divide genders by essentially stating that all women encounter something but not all men encounter […]

Is Affirmative Action On The Way Out?

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Yesterday, the US Supreme Court decided that Michigan could do away with considering race in college admissions. There are arguments to be had on either side and I think that as African Americans we need to be careful not to react without knowing all the facts. That said, what alarmed me the most was the […]

7 Things I Learned From Shameless, Girls and House of Lies

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I don’t expect anyone to have noticed my absence from the internet over the last few days. This week for the most part, I’ve been on a deathbed. It may have had something to do with being in Syracuse last weekend to watch my alma mater beat Duke (Go Orange!) or it may have something […]

How Do Black Women Really Feel About Interracial Dating? [Video]

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If there are any rules that we pay close attention to and are sure to follow it’s the Man Code. Now, man code says that it’s a big no-no to ever bring your lady to the barbershop with you. There’s man-talk going on and it’s no place for a lady. Further complicating this is that […]

10 Questions About Kenan Thompson's Comments on Black Women in Comedy

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So yesterday there was a firestorm about Kenan Thompson saying there isn’t a Black woman on SNL because there hasn’t been one good enough to make it. As you can imagine, this sent the internet into a frenzy. Some commenting on how he isn’t funny enough to have this perspective. Others saying SNL needs to take greater […]

Revisited: Are Black Men Obsessed with Latinas?

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About three years ago, I penned a piece on SBM titled, Are Black Men Obsessed with Latinas? Since today effectively ends Hispanic Heritage Month, I thought I would post it again with some thoughts three years removed. I want to note that since 2010, I really haven’t done any articles about Latinas because I thought […]

Study: 44% of Men Would Stop Seeing Women Who Never Pay for Dates

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When women debrief each other about their recent dates, one of the first questions that comes up is, “Did he pay?” Well, most men are still paying for dates, but wish women would pay sometimes too, according to a paper presented over the weekend at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting in New York City. The ritual of […]