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NEW YORK (AP) — A new posting of a 2016 segment of “The View” is drawing attention to co-host Joy Behar, who in it shows a photo of herself in costume as an African woman. The 76-year-old did not mention the clip on Thursday’s show, one day after an editor for the entertainment website The […]

It seems like people just can’t grasp the idea that Blackface is offensive and never okay. For those who don’t understand Russ breaks down why it’s so offensive. Back in the day there were Minstrel shows that traveled with white actors wearing blackface and acting foolish. That’s where it comes from and that’s why Black […]

First the Governor of Virginia was accused of dressing in Blackface, and now the Attorney General has admitted that he too dressed in Blackface while in college. Chris Paul says Virginia should now be called the “Blackface state,” the capitol should be moved from “Richmond to Lynchburg,” and the state song should be Mammy. HEAD […]

The state of Virginia is struggling to find a governor. There are two white guys who have been accused of dressing in Blackface and a Black guy who has been accused of sexual assault. Who is Virginia going to appoint as their governor? Right now it’s not looking too good for them. HEAD BACK TO […]

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ROME (AP) — Gucci has apologized for a wool sweater after complaints that it resembled blackface makeup and said the item had been pulled from its online and physical stores. It was the latest case of an Italian fashion house having to apologize for cultural or racial insensitivity. In a statement posted on Twitter on […]

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia sank deeper into political turmoil Wednesday when another top Democrat — Attorney General Mark Herring — admitted putting on blackface in the 1980s, when he was a college student. With Gov. Ralph Northam’s career in peril over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, Herring issued a statement […]

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Lingering doubts over Gov. Ralph Northam’s political future after the publication of a racist yearbook photo could propel an African-American political newcomer into the governor’s mansion. If Northam stepped down, Justin Fairfax would be the second African-American governor in Virginia’s history and just the fourth in the entire United States […]

When Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam refused to resign last week, he did so in the shadow of a Capitol built by a founding father and a slave owner, in the former seat of the Confederacy still wrestling with what to do about statues that honor those who fought to preserve slavery. The 35-year-old photo on […]

If he resigns, Justin Fairfax would be Virginia first Black governor since 1989.

Florida Secretary of state Michael Ertel has resigned after an offensive photo of him appeared online. The picture is from a Halloween party in 2005 and it shows Ertel dressed in blackface as a female Hurricane Katrina victim. So not only was his “costume” racist, he “also made fun of pain and suffering of hurricane victims.” Chris […]

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface dressed as a Hurricane Katrina victim at a 2005 party. The revelation is a blow to new Gov. Ron DeSantis, who has been trying to bridge racial divides after a bitterly fought election against a […]

It looks like Prada has quickly come to its collective senses. The Italian fashion house says it will eliminate certain accessories from stock following highly critical accusations that figurines and other merchandise perpetuate blackface imagery. The major label faced huge backlash after their world-renown Upper Manhattan shop showcased the purse above in its window with […]