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To be African American

Black nostalgia market, Black Power history, black style, Afro puffs

Generations My mother was a jazz fan. Her mother, Florence Hawkins, sang onstage (her signature piece was "My Man Bill"), and her showgirl aunt, Caroline Snowden, was a name star in the earliest moments of ...

Our clothes, our bodies

San Diego T-shirt survey, the use of henna, why I'm fat, Afro hair, tongue piercing, what we think of our bellies

When Shirts Talk Clothes make a statement. I have this shirt because my husband says that I'm the slowest mountain biker in the world. [The shirt] says, "Behold the Turtle." By Cruz Medina, June 30, ...


archer July 12, 2012 @ 11:38 p.m.

this is ignorant, irresponsible, ugly and inexcusable garbage. no, i haven't read the piece. i may, but nothing in it will serve as rationalization for this. reader ought to be ashamed.


chantillypatino July 13, 2012 @ 10:31 p.m.

The cover is beyond messed up...especially the blurb that is really has nothing to do with this story and is definitely reaching. It's obvious you're looking to push people's buttons and what a waste, because the article actually made some interesting points from it's biracial writer who was trying to make a valid point about feeling that Black identity has to be a trade off for success.

The article scratched the surface of a very important issue that this magazine could have chosen to acknowledge...instead, you turned it into link bait and hate against Black women.

Major #DiversityFAIL


kiskyler July 17, 2012 @ 6:40 p.m.

Completely offensive. Someone should be on the unemployment line after such a terrible cover, but because the status of Black women and girls is so low, the person who signed off on this cover will probably be promoted.


Teresa Shonda July 18, 2012 @ 12:06 p.m.

Sigh! They don't care, it's been a week and the editors at the Reader have not given and explanation or an apology about the offensive cover..."Nobody Likes Black Girls." I'm moving past this, its obvious there are still some racist and ignorant people that don't want to learn or change, so Black women will just continue to be hated. I just wish everyone could take a Black Studies class so they could be fully informed about Black culture before they began writing. The first shall be last, and the last shall be first.

-Sheep amongst wolves


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