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Summer M.

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Late Night? More Like Late White

White supremacy has no chill. Last week, CBS announced that it had tapped Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman, who will be retiring from his post at The Late Show in 2015. In what looks to be a delivery of the proverbial bozack to Suey Park and her defenders, Colbert has become the latest inductee into […]

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Motormouth

Richard Sherman won’t shut up. The star cornerback for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks has become one of the NFL most recognizable and talked about athletes, an especially remarkable feat given the anonymity of wearing a helmet each week for work and the lack of attention Sherman’s team receives. Although he does have an […]

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The Era of Hurt Feelings

Oh, the power of a Twitter account and a properly coined hashtag. Late last week, two Twitter dust-ups that, on varying levels, centered on race and identity, went viral and landed on my last nerve. The first and more prominent one involved Suey Park, who has been called a hashtag activist (I know, right? WTF?), […]

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One and Done

Many of us have managed to emerge from the cocoon of four days of March Madness, only to arrive at work or school or wherever our Monday duties lead us with busted brackets and memories of incredibly close games and buzzer beaters. Many of the Goliath basketball programs–the Dukes (yea!), the Kansases, the North Carolinas, […]

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Sharper Image

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It’s looks like Darren Sharper is in trouble. A lot of trouble. The former NFL player and former NFL Network commentator was denied bail last week and remains in a Los Angeles jail. Sharper has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women he met in an L.A. nightclub last year. And Los Angeles […]

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A Modest Proposal: Hollywood Blackout Edition

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Although there were a few pieces regarding the issue before the Oscars, my post last week was simply one of many “Hey, John Ridley [and Steve McQueen] don’t really seem to like [American] black people at all and maybe their film reflects that” articles and write-ups that appeared in the days just after 12YAS cleaned up […]

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12 YAS? 12 No.

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I had no plans to see 12 Years a Slave; I had decided against it. I really thought that the plan was to see some romantic comedy about awkward white people. The name of that film, now, escapes me. But when I got to the theater, by no decision of my own, I ended up […]

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The “N-word” FL

The NFL may adopt a rule that hopes, I suppose, to help the league succeed where the NAACP failed: it wants to penalize players who get caught using “the n-word” during play: The chairman of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, a group that monitors racial diversity in the NFL, believes the league will soon enact a […]

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On Michael Sam and the NFL

Last week, I wrote about Bill Cosby instead of Michael Sam, a potential NFL player, coming out before the NFL draft. Since I do write about football here occasionally, I thought that I might say a word about the Sam news even though the story has chilled. Of course, as one expects after such announcements […]

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#AskBillCosby

In what is eons ago in internet time, R. Kelly, as part of the publicity effort for his latest album, Black Panties, decided to answer questions on Twitter. Kelly’s team instructed folks on Twitter to use the hashtag #askrkelly, and Kells, presumably, would answer some of those questions himself. That was quickly abandoned, however, when […]

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