Scam Newton: A 2016 Tale

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(S)Cam Newton dabbed his way into our hearts last year. We couldn’t get enough of the young athlete and his willingness to be what we interpreted as unapologetically Black.We enjoyed the spectacle, and quite frankly, the audacity. In late 2015, Newton, a Panthers quarterback, received an unexpected letter from a Tennessee mom who unlike much of the Black community, wasn’t impressed with Newton at all. As a matter of fact, she was pissed, calling the player “arrogant” and a “spoiled brat.” It was strange to say the least.

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8 Celebrities Who are Down to Ride & 8 Celebrities Who Ain’t

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This has been a rough week. It literally feels like there’s a war going on. And maybe there is. With back to back police involved shootings, and now the chaos in Dallas, tensions are extremely high. And celebrities, who are usually relatively quiet about current events, are speaking out, and like many of us, they’re pissed. Some of them, on the other hand, aren’t so pissed, and rather be drinking Ciroc on a beach, but either way, I’ve compiled a list. Click below.

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“No Homo” Must Die-Rae Sremmurd & The Fader Mag Cover

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A man eats a hotdog at a cookout. “No homo,” he says.

“That’s a nice shirt, bro. No homo,” he compliments his friend as he gives him dap. The night goes on, they have one too many drinks, and one of the friends falls over something. He isn’t paying attention. “That’s a big ass stick. Damn. No homo, bruh,” he wipes the dirt off of his fit, disgruntled. They head home and part ways, it’s been a long night.

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This Hoteps Hoteppin’ Video Is a Must Watch

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Everybody knows a Hotep, mainly because Hoteps never stop Hoteppin’. What is a ‘Hotep’, you ask? A Hotep is Black man or woman who is really down for Black people and the “cause…” or somethin’ like that. In my humble opinion, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that, but of course, Hoteps tend to take things WAY too far, WAY too often. Frankly, things are starting to get out of hand.

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My Critique of bell hooks’ Critique of Beyonce’s “Lemonade”

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bell hooks wants Beyonce’s Lemonade to bring male domination and the exploitation of the Black woman to an end.

She wants Beyonce, (and her Lemonade) to unilaterally liberate Black women and ALL women, for that matter from a looming patriarchal society that just won’t seem to cut us loose. If anyone can do it, it’s Beyonce. Right?

Wrong.

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Sour Lemons-How Black Girls Sweeten Our #Lemonade

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When’s the first time you had lemonade? Not the artificial kind-but fresh squeezed, down home, hand-crafted, made with love lemonade? Wasn’t it refreshing? Wasn’t it like nothing you’ve ever tasted before? Didn’t you wonder how that person had managed to add just the right amount of sugar, the perfect amount of lemon juice? Didn’t it make you happy? And isn’t it strange how something so sweet and invigorating could be the product of something so pungent and bitter? Isn’t it crazy how things come together so beautifully when we let them?

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Erykah Badu Tried to Convince Us Girls Should Wear Longer Skirts to Prevent Harassment and the Internet Said “Nah”

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It hurts me to have to write this. For a second there, I thought about just shutting off my computer, because I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write an article calling Erykah Badu out on her sh*t. Some of you may remember just last week, I wrote a piece praising Badu for dropping gems back in the day. But, oh, what a difference a tweet makes.

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