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‘Blackface’ California High Schoolers Awarded $1 Million | VIDEO

Blackface students / via Superior Court of California

*Two former Saint Francis High School (SFHS) students in California who were once forced to withdraw from school in 2020 for wearing acne masks (thought to be Blackface) have been awarded $1 million and tuition reimbursement. During the heated Black Lives Matter movement of 2020, amid “a series of racially charged scandals perpetrated by a […]

Oklahoma Preacher Reacts to His Viral Blackface Posts: ‘I’m Not Racist’ | Video

Pastor Sherman Jaquess of Matoaka Baptist Church in Ochelata, Okla.

*An Oklahoma preacher has responded to the backlash over him wearing blackface that has sparked viral outrage.  The image of Pastor Sherman Jaquess of Matoaka Baptist Church in Ochelata, Okla. first appeared on Facebook on Feb. 10, 2017, and recently re-emerged online, Fox 23 News. Pastor Jaquess typically posts videos of his sermons on the […]

White People in Blackface is Still Part of Dutch Holidays | Video

Black Pete

*The Netherlands continues to face criticism over its yearly Black Pete festival, where white people in blackface and afro wigs celebrate the companion of Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas) during the months of November and December.  In 2018, National Geographic wrote: “Sinterklaas has a “helper” named Zwarte Piet, or “Black Pete,” who usually appears as a blackface […]

HBO Responds to ‘Lovecraft Country’ Extra Having Her Skin Darkened for Series

lovecraft country blackface

*A former extra on HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” has gone viral after sharing photos of herself in ‘blackface’ after the make-up team darkened her complexion to match one of the cast members. Kelli Amirah released a TikTok video explaining how she was uncomfortable with the makeup team darkening her skin, per Shadow and Act.  “I noticed my […]

NJ Kids Dress in Blackface, Black Lives Matter Gear For Jewish Holiday of Purim (Watch)

Jewish children in blackface and BLM gear to celebrate Purim

*Photos of children in blackface and sporting shirts with “Black Lives Matter” written on the back during the Jewish holiday of Purim has sparked outrage in a New Jersey community. Purim, which began Thursday and ended Friday, commemorates the survival of the Jewish community in ancient Persia, and children typically dress up as historical characters […]

Actress Anjelika Washington Recalls Having a White Stunt Double Painted Black

Anjelika Washington

*Actress Anjelika Washington recently opened up on Instagram about working on a production with a white female stunt double who producers had “painted” black. The actress, who currently stars on CW’s “Stargirl,” wrote on her social media post: “I was very uncomfortable (as anyone would be to meet your double in blackface) so I spoke […]

Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for ‘Unquestionably Offensive’ Blackface Skit (WATCH)


*Just like that, Jimmy Fallon finds himself on “clean up duty” after a clip of him in blackface started trending on Twitter. He has offered an apology. The “SNL ” skit from 2000, which shows him doing an impression of Chris Rock, reappeared online on Tuesday triggering the hashtag #jimmyfallonisoverparty to trend. Fallon, 45,  took […]

Kuwaiti Makeup Artist Defends ‘Blackface’ Photo: ‘I Hate Racism’

*A Kuwaiti makeup artist is catching heat over a picture of herself painted in dark makeup, and critics are screaming BLACKFACE!!   Ghadeer Sultan first posted a video of herself rocking various wigs and a range of skin colors (via make-up), but it wasn’t until she shared a photo of herself in “blackface” that her page, […]

Gucci Done Offended Folks Again … And Water’s Wet

*These high-end fashion companies love controversy like fat kids love cake, and drunk uncles love wine. Really, how else can you make sense of the constant stumblings and so-called social faux pas of major clothiers over the years? The only thing positive that I can say about this most recent screw up by Gucci is […]