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Summer M.

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?uestlove was Wrong — Kinda

Last week, The (Legendary) Roots crew, ?uestlove in particular, got into a bit of trouble for choosing to play Fishbone’s song, “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as the walk-on music for Republican presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann during her appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Brother ?uestion was wrong.

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Thankful

When I was a kid, after every Thanksgiving dinner my dad would go around the table and have each kid say what we were thankful for. It was an excruciating process–and nothing like the scene from The Cosby Show. Since my siblings were younger and cuter they came off a lot less abrasive than a […]

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On Moral Obligation

What happened at Penn State was a great travesty. None of us doubt that. I hope that each of the boys and families involved, some of whom were probably black, have gotten or soon get the care they need to recover from this abuse. (Granted, race is not necessarily central to this situation. But since I […]

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(More) Sad Black Girls

Last week, this site featured a trailer for the documentary, Dear Daddy, about young black women who grew up without fathers. In these last few months, it seems to me that documentaries about black women and their relationships to men and their relationship to the standards and mores of larger society have been of interest […]

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On How Beyonce Parties

Happy Halloween. Although it was my initial instinct to write a nice little note to white college students about prudence in choosing Halloween costumes, since most of the parties happened last weekend, it seemed like an irrelevant post. Instead, I will wait for a photo gallery on the HuffPo and pretend to be appalled. So […]

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Gumbel’s Stern Words

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Last week, Bryant Gumbel’s closing remarks at the end of his Emmy Award-winning HBO series, Real Sports sparked controversy: “Finally, tonight, if the NBA lockout is going to be resolved any time soon, it seems likely to be done in spite of David Stern, not because of him. I say that because the NBA’s infamously egocentric commissioner […]

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Alternatives to Occupying Things

Morning. Last week, I ranted a little about the language of Occupy _insert city here_, and how we really need to consider how semantics inform our actions. As a bit of a reminder, I support actions that look to significantly counter the growing chasm between the haves and the have-nots, but I don’t think we […]

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Two-for-One Monday

Instead of giving you a long-winded blog wherein I attempt to make sense of (read: hate on) some nugget of pop culture, I thought I just comment on two issues that have stuck with me since I last wrote. On Useless Knowledge and Occupy Wall Street As a kid, I used to collect useless knowledge. […]

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Today in Post-Race History: A Rock and a Hard Place

I really hate it when politics interrupt my fantasy football preparation. There I was checking Twitter for tweets that might help my abysmal fantasy team when I started seeing posts about presidential candidate Rick Perry’s little problem. In case you missed it, according to a story published in The Washington Post last Saturday, Perry’s family’s hunting camp […]

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They Reminisce Over You

Last week I made the decision not to mention Troy Davis in my blog. This week, however, I feel the need to make a desultory remark or two. So random are my words that I am thinking about the law and morality. A bad move, I know. But I can’t help it: Despite my overall […]

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