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You Tried It: Lupe Fiasco Edition

August 30, 2012 by


You know when people just try shit? Yeah, you do–you just thought of someone who has. I’m no professional, but plenty of experience and contact with People Who Try Shit has convinced me that there are certain class of people put on this Earth to consistently work your last goddamn nerve. I pegged Lupe Fiasco as one […]

The Free License Movement Call-In Campaign

August 22, 2012 by


Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee: these are the states perpetuating the greatest civil rights violation of our time, and no, I’m not talking about Chick-Fil-A. In those states, with possibly South Carolina and Texas joining them, voters this November will be turned away from the polls if they’re unable to produce a valid […]

Creator of TV Show ‘Girls’ Defends All White Cast By Claiming She Knows No Black People

August 19, 2012 by


Lena Dunham, creator of the celebrated HBO series “Girls,” addressed critics of her show’s all white cast today by stating that she has no personal relationships with any black people, and thus cannot possibly create a character that is anything but white. Although her show takes place in New York City, arguably the most ethnically […]

Why We Need Totally Biased

August 10, 2012 by


If I were to ask you what shows young, intelligent, socially aware black people watch, what would your answers be? The Daily Show and the Colbert Report, of course. Maybe Rachel Maddow. Negroes love some Anderson Cooper too. Hell, I even think Ellen Degeneres might be getting some token black viewers during these summer months. […]

You the People: An Open Letter from Ann Romney to the American Public

August 7, 2012 by


To the American People: Recently, it has come to my attention that certain factions of the liberal media machine do not believe my husband really represents you, the people. With my husband’s signed permission, I am writing this letter in order to dispel myths and to assure you that nothing could be further from the […]

A Guide to Black Friendly Young Adult Fantasy

August 6, 2012 by


Victoria Foyt is making a lot of people angry. Her latest fantasy novel Save the Pearls prominently features a thinly veiled racist allegory set in a “dystopic” future where people of colour are the ruling class and white folks are oppressed. It’s a novel aimed at young adults. Young white adults. Others have gone in […]

Black Venus

August 6, 2012 by


Maxim Vakhovskiy is a North Carolina-living, Eastern European photographer who is creating a book full of pages and pages of naked, black women. As a gorgeous black woman who enjoys seeing other gorgeous black women, I really wanted to like this project. At first glance, it seems awesome. The artist is looking to celebrate black […]