Culture

About Images of Black Death and the Groundhog Day of Police Brutality

Have you heard of the Black man named Eric who police had pinned to the concrete and he told them he can’t breathe and they didn’t give a shit and we watched his last moments on video because he shortly after he said that? Oh no, I’m not talking about …

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Black Girls Rock 2015 Was Everything: Recap

Black Girls Rock is awesome for the mere fact that it creates space for the celebration of Black womanhood, Black girlhood, Black femininity and Black girl magic. The organization (and show), created by Beverly Bond, takes time to honor us on a grand scale and that by itself is incredible. …

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Dear Nellie Andreeva and Deadline, About Your Piece on Too Much “Ethnic Casting” on TV

Yesterday, Deadline’s TV editor Nellie Andreeva posted a piece titled “Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings – About Time Or Too Much Of Good Thing?” This headline wasn’t click-bait because it captured exactly what the writer was trying to say: that TV is getting too Black and maybe it should …

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Because Sometimes You’re a Caterpillar: Dope Video Alert

You all know how I feel about animations and illustrations and whatnot. I have been using a cartoon avatar on these interwebs for over 9 years, because I really do think they’re adorable, but also great ways to kind of make people pay attention even when they don’t realize they …

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The Lawn Chair Over Justice for Brandon: Scandal Episode 414 Recap

I am a firm believer in using your platform to say things boldly, even when they’re uncomfortable and when they make people wince by throwing the truth back in their faces. This last episode of Scandal was the most important one they’ve ever done, being audacious enough to use it’s primetime to …

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Joni Mitchell the Undercover Brother Totally Gets Blackness

Old people be olding sometimes. You know when you get to a certain age and all your filter has gone down the toilet and you give so few dambs that you’re constantly on a No Fucks Given IV drip? Well, I feel like that’s partially what we have in the …

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Was Brown Paint Busy When They Created This Bobby Jindal Portrait?

Bobby Jindal, the governor of Louisiana got his official portrait done and well, it’s missing two very important things: melanin, so therefore accuracy. Jindal is of Indian descent, and he is perpetually saying the worst things. He really must get his Land of Abandoned People passport soon. But this official portrait is …

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Dear Johnson Publishing Company, About Selling Your Photo Archives

I had to write this sternly-worded letter because NAWL! Dear Johnson Publishing Company, I read a story in the Chicago Tribune called “Johnson Publishing to sell historic photo archive” and I had to write you a letter because my spirit was bothered. I posted it on Facebook and everyone did …

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Culture

I Am Not Charlie. Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie.

On January 3, 2015, Boko Haram men went to the city of Baga and killed up to an estimated 2,000 people, mostly civilians. They ravaged the town, burning down buildings and leaving the largest body count they have yet. This is their deadliest act in their reign of terror in …

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Land of Abandoned People
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The Land of Abandoned People Needs Citizens. Here are My Nominations

For years, me and my friends have been relegating people who’ve hurt us, made us angry or are just terrible human beings to an imaginary place called the Land of Abandoned People. There, you are subjected to watching the movie Gigli over and over again. When you tire of that, …

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