Made Of Shade

BET Claps Back at Stacey Dash

The network threw the shade back at the actress, who appeared on its show "The Game."

Male Violence: Are We Prisoners of Masculinity?

Contributing writer confronts male violence and patriarchy

Bob Adelman Reflects on the Civil Rights Movement

A look at the iconic photographer's Civil Rights pictures 50 years later

Surgeon Performs Free Surgery on 132-Pound Scrotum

How Dr. Joel Gelman gave his patient a new lease on life

Salaam Remi: Torch To The Track

Grammy-nominated producer shares his world

Violence Against the Elderly

We must get back to respecting our senior citizens

Marvin Sapp Shares Holiday Joy

Gospel singer shares joy with holiday album

dream hampton On Renisha McBride

Opinion writer interviews iconic author and activist

Made of Shade: Deitrick Haddon Speaks His Mind

The gospel singer and reality star brings the heat

Karen Clark Sheard Talks Live Album and Life

Gospel superstar opens up about career and calling

Made of Shade: All About Motown the Musical

Bryan Terrell Clark embodies Marvin Gaye on Broadway

Made of Shade: Open Letter To Bullies

Bullies confronted as school starts

Made of Shade: Roland Martin on Risk and Race

Author and journalist speaks on media bias, new TV One show

Made of Shade: Book List for Our Youth

Editorial presents a reading rainbow of great books

Made of Shade: Young Brothers in the Struggle

Editorial offers inspiration to men of color

MADE OF SHADE: Maury Povich in Black and White

The midday meme examined...

MADE OF SHADE: Dr. bell hooks on Zimmerman Effect

Exclusive interview with respected author


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Made of Shade: Bill Duke’s ‘Dark Girls’ is A ...

Writer Quassan Castro explores colorism in the Black community.

Made of Shade: Paula Deen is a Racist Clown

Writer Quassan Castro goes in on Paula Deen's ignorance.

Made of Shade: Weekly Reflection on Pop Culture

Pop culture writer Quassan Castro goes in on Stevie J, Joseline and the stereotypical perception of young Black men.