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Summer M.

My first name is ironic.

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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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Super Bowl Monday

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). Of course I’m talking about the Super Bowl […]

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Same Love, Same Spectacle

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 that this white rapper dude named Macklemore was […]

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

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 consider the merits of her feminism. Yet, there […]

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The Checklist

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 the newest SNL cast members, none of whom […]

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A New Idea for a New Year

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 year, it would seem obvious that I write […]

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2013: A Quick Look Back

In two days we begin a new year. And so, I thought I’d use my final post of 2013 somewhat snarkily reflect on 2013 and make a few predictions for what might happen in the coming year. Here we go:

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Duck, Duck…Goose.

Last week, the star of A&E’s hit television show Duck Dynasty got into some trouble after remarks he made during an interview for GQ magazine became public. Phil Robertson, patriarch of said dynasty, made both racist and homophobic comments during the interview: “Everything is blurred on what’s right and what’s wrong. Sin becomes fine. Start with homosexual behavior […]

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She Made Me Do It: A Final Thought on the Jameis Winston Case

Last Saturday, while the world was recovering from Beyonce breaking the internet, Jameis Winston, quarterback for the Florida State University Seminoles, won the coveted Heisman trophy. Anyone who watches college football knows that it was really no contest; that Winston was clearly the best player in college football this year. Yet, until very recently it […]

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All I Want for Christmas

It’s that time of year. That’s right. We’re two weeks out from Christmas and it’s time I write a letter to some cherubic, portly white dude who bestows gifts upon the nice. I’m pretty sure I’ve been naughty this year, but that’s not going to stop me from asking. Besides, Santa knows any coal I […]

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