PETA is facing criticism concerning race again. The animal-rights group -- which angered black groups a few years back for its campaign equating the slaughter of animals to lynchings in the South -- recently premiered an ad in which a black woman takes off her clothes (in keeping with the group's "I'd Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" motto) in front of Congress. Media watchdog Womanist-Musings.com says, "Women in particular have been historically constructed as Jezebel. Our femininity is often… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on January 22, 2010 at 10:19am —
The Latino population boom has gotten a lot of attention, but a new report from B-E-T based on Census Bureau data reveals that the black population is growing 34 percent faster than the population as a whole. The report, titled "African Americans in 2010," also shows that black Americans are more well off and more suburban than… Continue
The N-double-A-C-P recently came under fire for nominating C-N-N's Anderson Cooper for an Image Award. And Essence is getting flack for putting N-F-L star Reggie Bush on the February cover of its magazine, which celebrates black love.
The website Womanist-Musings.com declares, "Anderson Coopers' nomination is a slap in the face to all of the people of color who work in the news industry that don't get recognized... Kt is unconscionable… Continue
Alicia Keys isn't worried about all those "home wrecker" accusations swirling around her and Swizz Beatz. She recently told the U-K's Telegraph, "People don't know me for whatever silly rumor or lie they heard... From the beginning,… Continue
Added by Kenny Smoov on January 12, 2010 at 8:11am —