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Summer M.

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So Gla(a)d You’re Here

This weekend, a whole bunch of LGBT folk exhaled sighs of relief and then celebrated their butts off. Michael Sam, the former college football player who came out before the NFL draft, was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the 7th round. Congratulations, St. Louis Rams. You may no longer be the Greatest Show […]

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A Modest Proposal: TMZ Day

I almost got distracted from the more significant work I was supposed to do with this blog space when I heard that the one and only Oprah Winfrey was seriously interested in purchasing the Los Angeles Clippers. I was going to going on and on about my excitement over the possibility. Can you imagine that? […]

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Statement Game

This weekend, casual sports fans and those who aren’t fans at all received the rather old news that LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is a racist. A recording of an argument that apparently occurred between Sterling and his girlfriend, V. Stiviano, who is Mexican and Black, popped up on the TMZ website on Saturday. The […]

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Caught up in All That Ivy

It’s acceptance letter season. If you or someone you know are applying to college and didn’t go the Early Admission route, you very well may have gotten or shall received a fat packet or several with all that college “stuff.” It’s a fun and exciting time in the life of teenagers on the brink of […]

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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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