African-American Pulse

Watch Hattie McDaniel Give Historic Acceptance Speech At Segregated Oscars (UPDATE)

Watch Hattie McDaniel Give Historic Acceptance Speech At Segregated Oscars (UPDATE)

Here’s a little Oscar trivia now that the 86th Academy Awards are behind us. In 1940, actress, comedian, and singer-songwriter Hattie McDaniel (1895 – 1952) became the first African American to not only be nominated for an Oscar, but actually win it. She received the award in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category […]

Michael Dunn Calls Himself A Victim, Urges Others To Kill More Blacks

Michael Dunn Calls Himself A Victim, Urges Others To Kill More Blacks

Florida state attorneys have recently released phone transcripts and letters written by Michael Dunn, who in November 2012 shot and murdered Jordan Davis and opened fire on three of Davis’ friends. Like his doppelgangerGeorge Zimmerman, Dunn claims victimhood and insists that he “was being preyed upon.” “I’m the fucking victim here. I was the one […]

Despite The Prevalence Of Athletes Of Color, There Is Still Racism In Sports

Despite The Prevalence Of Athletes Of Color, There Is Still Racism In Sports

It may seem ironic that racism still plagues the athletic realm and its fan bases when, after all, many sports greats are people of color. The NBA has elevated players like Michael Jordan and Lebron James to deity-like figures; the NFL has seen a huge rise in people of color (POC) as well, from all […]

What’s The Connection Between Black Dolls And Image?

What’s The Connection Between Black Dolls And Image?

Imagine a world where everywhere you go, your every encounter, every experience, even those of which you are not conscious of yourself, are reaffirmed by?a positive?image. Understanding the power?non-verbal communication?has on the brain, stop and reflect for just one moment on the metaphysical impact existing in a world as this would have on?you as a […]

The OSCARS: Hollywhite

The OSCARS: Hollywhite

Last week’s Golden Globes had a noticeable lack of diversity, both in nominations, and especially in winners. So it should really come as little surprise that when the Academy Award nominations were revealed earlier this morning, the diversity was very minimal. Let’s just get this out of the way. Yes, “12 Years a Slave”, a […]

Phil Robertson Relates To Black People Cuz He ‘Hoed Cotton’ Too

Phil Robertson Relates To Black People Cuz He ‘Hoed Cotton’ Too

When GQ released their interview with the “Duck Dynasty” clan they had to know it would be controversial. Heck, they titled it “What the Duck”. It wasn’t long before social media erupted in faux and real anger over both the homophobic words of the show’s star, Phil Robertson, and his subsequent?suspension?from the show. What seemed […]

Stories of Sexuality: Young, Black, and Gay

Stories of Sexuality: Young, Black, and Gay

For my first installment in my series, Stories of Sexuality and Gender, I wanted to look at the intersectionality?between sexuality and race; that is, the coexistence of multiple [minority] identities. I interviewed a personal friend of mine to speak about his experiences and feelings, being a double minority. David is a 22 year old recent […]

Rachel Jeantel Gets Makeover- Looks Forward To College

Rachel Jeantel Gets Makeover- Looks Forward To College

Rachel Jeantel has been through a lot while being at the center of the prosecution of George Zimmerman for the murder of her friend Trayvon Martin. Now she is moving forward with a new look. The 19- yea-r old who was criticized for everything from the way she dressed to the way she spoke during […]

Race Should Not Be Ignored As A Factor In Renisha McBride’s Murder

Race Should Not Be Ignored As A Factor In Renisha McBride’s Murder

The shooting death of Renisha McBride on a porch in Dearborn Heights, Michigan raises questions surrounding race, guns, and the law in America. While details of the incident remain incomplete, an autopsy report indicates that McBride took a lethal shotgun blast to the face and that the fatal shot was not fired from close range. […]

There Are Black Women On SNL, They’re Just Portrayed By Black Men

There Are Black Women On SNL, They’re Just Portrayed By Black Men

Saturday Night Live has boasted many talented players over the years, players who have escalated past the ranks of late night sketch comedy into A-List stardom. SNL has launched the careers of talented actors such as: Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, Mike Meyers, Gilda Radner, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler, to name a few. There are […]

Julianne Hough Wears Blackface “Orange Is The New Black” Costume – Apologizes

Julianne Hough Wears Blackface “Orange Is The New Black” Costume – Apologizes

Julianne Hough and her friends had a great idea for Halloween. They decided to engage in a time honored practice, having group themed costumes. Personally, I am a fan of group themed costumes. So, Ms. Hough and her friends decided to dress as the cast of the hit Netflix show Orange is the New Black. […]

WTF? Parenting Blog Posts Costume Ideas For ‘Dark-Skinned Baby’

WTF? Parenting Blog Posts Costume Ideas For ‘Dark-Skinned Baby’

Recently, a popular parenting blog Rookie Moms sent out this tweet😕 Do you have a chubby, bald, dark-skinned baby? I have some Halloween ideas for you! DM if I don’t sound nuts. ? ? Twitter, and especially black twitter, came back with a strong response that the blogger didn’t only sound nuts- she sounded racist. […]

Cory Booker’s Win A Win For Diversity

Cory Booker’s Win A Win For Diversity

President Barack Obama is the most famous former U.S. Senator of color in American history. The esteemed career of Obama, which climaxed with his election (and then re-election) as the 44th President of the United States, is a monumental achievement for minorities in this country. Another big moment came on October 17 of this year, […]

Kenan Thompson Calls For More Diversity On SNL

Kenan Thompson Calls For More Diversity On SNL

The 39th Season of the popular sketch comedy show ?Saturday Night Live? has just kicked off. With the ongoing success of this hit show, it’s quite surprising that it’s been 6 constitutive seasons and SNL has yet to cast a black female comedian, since Maya Rudolph left the show in 2007. In an interview with […]

Alley Oop! Confederate Flag ‘Mistakenly’ Raised Over Mississippi Supreme Court

Alley Oop! Confederate Flag ‘Mistakenly’ Raised Over Mississippi Supreme Court

tag: alley oop I don’t often have the opportunity to report something that will be read by both liberals everywhere AND hardcore conservatives in the South, but as reported by left-leaning blogger?Matt Eichelberger?of?Cottonmouthblog.blogspot.com, the?Confederate flag?- for two hours on Friday ? waved unrestrained over the Mississippi state Supreme Court building.?I imagine this will spark strong […]

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