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Jobless and nearly homeless, Rachel Dolezal still isn't sorry for posing as black

It’s been two years since it was revealed that former NAACP branch leader Rachel Dolezal is actually white. Not only is she on the brink of homelessness, having been unable to find a job, but she’s still maintaining that she did nothing wrong by posing as an African-American woman.

“I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it,” she told the Guardian. “I would just be going back to when I was little and had to be what everybody else told me I should be — to make them happy.”

>> Rachel Dolezal announces memoir 'In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World'

Dolezal stepped down from her position in 2015 when her parents revealed that she was not actually African-American. While she eventually admitted to being “biologically born white to white parents,” she argued that she identifies as African-American, saying that race is “not coded in your DNA.”

She claims to have applied for more than one hundred jobs, but that no one will hire her, aside from those within the reality television and pornography industries. Even her memoir, “In Full Color,” which is due to be released in March, was turned down by over 30 publishers before one picked up the book. She currently relies on food stamps and help from friends in order to get by. She told the Guardian that she will probably be homeless next month.

“Right now, the only place I feel understood and completely accepted is with my kids and my sister,” she said. “The narrative was that I’d offended both communities in an unforgivable way, so anybody who gave me a dime would be contributing to wrong and oppression and bad things – to a liar and fraud and a con.”

Dolezal says her memoir is her way of telling her side of the story and opening up a dialogue about race and identity.

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“The times I tried to explain more, I wasn’t understood more. Nobody wanted to hear, ‘I’m pan-African, pro-black, bisexual, an artist, mother and educator,’” she told the Guardian. “People would just be like, ‘Huh? What? What are you talking about?'”

But would she ever consider simply telling people that she’s white?

“No. This is still home to me,” Dolezal said. “I didn’t feel like I’m ever going to be hurt so much that I somehow leave who I am, because I’m me. It really is who I am. It’s not a choice.”

Read the full story at the Guardian.





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Ciara Named Global Ambassador For Revlon

In a very excited Instagram video, Ciara announced her breaking news as Revlon's newest Global Brand Ambassador!

So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad A video posted by Ciara (@ciara) on Oct 18, 2016 at 6:50am PDT

Check out Ciara in these exclusive photos from People Magazine!

Arrested For Walking In The Street?! Really?

Via: The Root

Video of a black Minnesota man being handcuffed for walking in a street near a sidewalk that was closed for construction is sparking social media outrage.

The video was filmed by a bystander and posted to YouTube. It shows a plainclothes Edina, Minn., police officer holding the man, identified as Larnie Thomas, by the collar of his jacket.

In the video, Thomas can be seen walking near the white line of the street shoulder before he is stopped by the officer. The bystander can be heard telling the officer that there was no other place for Thomas to walk, and that instead of detaining Thomas, the officer could have shown him where to go.

Instead, Thomas becomes agitated as the officer keeps his grip on him, insisting that the officer remove his hands. “People die in these situations,” the woman recording the video can be heard saying to the officer. “It’s scary.”


How would you have reacted? Video contains explicit language

Black Women Make History In 2016 Once Again!!

Black women making history again!

Simone Biles made history at this year at the Olympics in Rio. Tracee Ellis Ross made history as the first black woman in 30 years to be nominated for Outstanding Leading Actress at this year's Emmy's. Well add Teri L Jackson to the list of black women making history in 2016!

Teri L. Jackson is now the first African American woman presiding judge in San Francisco!

She's no stranger to making history. According to The History Makers, Teri became the first African American woman to serve as Superior Court Judge of California for the County of San Francisco back in 2002.

#BlackGirlMagic is in full effect in 2016!!!

Congrats to Teri L. Jackson on becoming the 1st African American woman presiding judge in the city and county of San Francisco!— #becauseofthemwecan (@Becauseofthem) October 10, 2016

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