Posted in July 2012

Anger and the Olympic Games

Anger and the Olympic Games

By Contributor aimee josiane Call me harsh, but in this world of questionable “truths” and fading histories, you are either with me or against me. There is no in between and there is no neutral. I haven’t been neutral about much since I was 16 years old and while I may come off as too … Continue reading

In Search of Diahann, Dorothy, Josephine and Nina

In Search of Diahann, Dorothy, Josephine and Nina

By Contributor Evette Dionne Last semester, a fellow student produced a mini-documentary that focused on the misconceptions and similarities between socialite Kim Kardashian and the infamous Marilyn Monroe.  It discussed their childhoods, accomplishments, scandals, and their rise to wall poster fame and idolization among millennials. It was fabulous for numerous reasons, but here are two … Continue reading

The Trouble With Labels: On Frank Ocean’s Sexuality

The Trouble With Labels: On Frank Ocean’s Sexuality

Unless you’re just emerging from a bat cave, you probably already know that up-and-coming R&B singer Frank Ocean recently made history by announcing via Tumblr that his first love was a man. It is a rarity in the entertainment industry for men, especially black men, to be open about their involvement in same-sex relations. Naturally, … Continue reading

She Said, He Said: Black Men, White Women

She Said, He Said: Black Men, White Women

She Said, He Said is a new Racy Girl column featuring commentary on various race and gender issues from the perspective of both a black woman (Neesha) and a black man (Bobby Vegas). She Said: As I scrolled through my Facebook newsfeed a few months ago, I was greeted with a status that angered and saddened … Continue reading

Me and BET: No Shame Day 2012

My name is Neesha and I have No Shame. I am not ashamed to write that for the majority of my life, I didn’t like myself. Although I was not diagnosed until age 23, I’m confident that I have been clinically depressed for most of my life. I grew up being told that I wasn’t … Continue reading