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Summer M.

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A Modest Proposal: Hollywood Blackout Edition


By Summer M. 8:41 am March 10, 2014 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 […]

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12 YAS? 12 No.

86th Annual Academy Awards - Show

By Summer M. 9:00 am March 4, 2014 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 […]

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The “N-word” FL

By Summer M. 1:42 pm February 24, 2014 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 […]

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On Michael Sam and the NFL

By Summer M. 7:30 am February 19, 2014 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. […]

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By Summer M. 2:38 pm February 10, 2014 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 […]

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Super Bowl Monday

By Summer M. 2:27 pm February 3, 2014 If you’re anything like me, chances are you showed up to work today a little tired from the weekend’s events. If you have no idea what I mean by “weekend’s events,” NSA is probably tapping all your stuff because you are un-American (and because they tap everybody). […]

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Same Love, Same Spectacle

By Summer M. 12:53 pm January 27, 2014 So, I didn’t watch the Grammys last night because I have better things to do, like mentally compose haikus about how cold Chicago is and watch Negroes fight on Bravo while remarking about how terribly Christopher Williams aged. But thank god for the internet. I had heard/seen […]

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Not One…Not Two…: LeBron James’ Message to Single Mothers

By Summer M. 9:00 am January 20, 2014 Last week, Beyonce garnered many of the headlines about this year’s The Shriver Report, an annual study about the state of women and girls in society today. Queen Bey’s brief essay both further solidified her position as a feminist and gave bloggers and pundits yet another opportunity to […]

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The Checklist

By Summer M. 12:12 pm January 13, 2014 Lorne Michaels just played y’all. Just months after receiving the collective ire of social media users everywhere, Michaels announced the hiring of not one, not two, but three black women to the Saturday Night Live crew. Of course, this was in response to last fall’s announcement of […]

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A New Idea for a New Year

By Summer M. 9:46 am January 6, 2014 I spend most of my time here using the term “problematic” way too often. I see issues of varying significance in the world and pitch in my two cents and move on. It’s my tithe to the Church of Hater. Since this is my first post of the new […]

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