Both awesomeness and tragedy are found in the case of fantasy author Scott Lynch defending his character, Zamira Drakasha, who appears in his 2007 ‘Red Seas Under Red Skies,’ the second novel of the ‘Gentleman Bastard’ series.
“Why aren’t there more minority models in fashion magazines?” To say the answers are “disturbing” barely scrapes the barrel.
UK-based beauty brand, Illamasqua, is in the cross-hairs of a heated debate over what blackface is or is not concerning its new Christmas 2012 advertisement campaign. It has become apparent that some people define blackface and minstrelsy by merely one characteristic: any use of dark makeup on the face.
A seemingly dignified illustration of President Barack Obama by fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld is being compared to “modern-day minstrelsy…” We have got to stop doing this!
Since President Obama’s re-election, anti-Black and Latino sentiments have been spewing all over social media sites like Twitter, and some of you strangely seem to be shocked. What has made Americans think that, for any moment, racism would have an end date?
Dolce & Gabbana is being called racist for its Spring/Summer 2013 Collection which hit Milan Fashion Week with tons of blackmoor imagery but not one Black model. So we ask, if the clothing was on Black models, would it be okay? And without the intent of racism, is it racist?
Can Frank Ocean’s honesty in sharing his true self with the world give other mainstream artists who are a part of our community the strength, courage and inspiration to come out as well?
Celebrity blogger Wendy Cheng aka Xiaxue is described as the Paris Hilton/Rush Limbaugh of the blog world in Singapore. Her views on rape make me vomit a little. Do women really say these things?
As with 2011’s controversial “blackface” photos of Beyoncé for L’Officiel Paris, this “controversy” gets the serious side-eye. Clearly, people have no idea what blackface is nor the characteristics of the practice.
What… the… hell was Essence Magazine thinking when the publication released the cover of its March 2012 issue featuring Kerry Washington whose breasts are clearly badly “Photoshopped”?
And by “too sexy” we mean Amazon has the audacity to use an attractive woman wearing a moderate-length dress to advertise the Kindle Fire in a new TV spot. According to BusinessInsider’s Jim Edwards, the beauty of Spanish model Karme Boixadera “distracts viewers from the device for all the wrong reasons.”
Viewers have spoken and not exactly in favor of Nicki Minaj’s new video for “Stupid Hoe,” directed by Hype Williams. The video is average for Minaj but the “twerk” style track, which clearly aims at rap rival Lil’ Kim, might be her most obnoxious yet… no really.
Completely overhyped Lana Del Rey bores me to death and she had one last chance to change my mind on SNL tonight and blew it. Looking drunk and constipated, she painfully delivered two horrible performances that are comedy skits in the making.
GlobalGrind is reaching with its latest article entitled ‘Race, Identity & The Black Experience In The Drake x Common Beef’. Fueled by Common and Drake brewing beef, the author feels that the hip-hop legend went too far…
It’s time for my first official rant of 2012! From now on, I’m putting all sites that auto-play video on the SHITLIST!
The FilmDrunk/UpRoxx article title “Dress Like A Rape Victim: H&M Releases Lisbeth Salander Collection” wins the Disgusting and Offensive award for November 2011.
It takes all of 10 seconds to realize that Romeo Santos’ new song featuring Lil’ Wayne sounds like album scraps.
Clearly seeking attention, Rape Crisis Center spokeswoman Ellen Kelly feels the singer’s new video promotes objectivity and possession of women.
While 19 songs are complete for ‘Take Care,’ there have been some roadblocks in clearing 3 samples — forcing the album delay. We also make a humble request for either the return of ‘So Far Gone’ Drake or proof of growth.
In response to backlash over “good hair” comments made in an E News interview, Isaiah Mustafa explains, “I wasn’t feeling that my hair was at its healthiest during my interview and that’s where my comments stemmed from.” What!?