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I’m Over You, Mindy Kaling

September 1, 2012 by


Spoiler alert for TMP’s pilot episode. I’m no television buff, but I’ll suffer a few boob-less hours in front of the “boob tube” if it’s worth it. I’m no huge fan of Fox either, so tracking down “The Office” veteran and supposed comedienne Mindy Kaling’s new project–interestingly titled “The Mindy Project”– was something of a […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Racial Abuse on Tumblr Goes Ignored by Support Staff

July 30, 2012 by


Tumblr touts itself as a place where people are free to express themselves however they see fit. Whether you’re reblogging your favorite cat videos or gawking over the latest pasty faced British actor all over BBC, it is often said that Facebook is for what’s on your mind, but Tumblr is for what’s in your […]

Save the Pearls – A White Woman’s Worst Nightmare

July 27, 2012 by


Imagine a world without white privilege. The system that deems Caucasian features and white skin as a status symbol has lead to some of the greatest atrocities in human history: genocide, slavery, imperialism, and the mass incarceration and systematic murder of people of color all over the world. Anti-racist activists have long held that white […]