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Beef: NBC commentator Touré calls CNN’s Don Lemon a ‘White leader’

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:01 am December 11, 2013 Touré, Host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” apparently has a bone to pick with CNN Analyst Don Lemon. While ranting about white on white violence on Sunday, if that isn’t weird enough, the television personality released the following tweets: Sorry for the confusion folks. “White leaders” was meant to […]

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Coming Out Stories: On Frank Ocean

By Summer M. 2:17 pm July 9, 2012 I’ve spent the last week treading in the liquid of a queer-flavored ambivalence, trying to determine why the Anderson Cooper and Frank Ocean coming out announcements mean less to me than other people. I have seen enough episodes of Coming Out Stories and foolishly subjected myself and my partner […]

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Toure’s Northern State of Mind*

By Summer M. 9:03 am January 9, 2012 A few weeks ago, writer slash (cultural) critic slash Twitter all-star, Toure published a piece in the The New York Times about the allegedly recent flurry of white women rappers. From rehashing black respectability in an article about Michael Vick, to considering the black middle class in a discussion of […]

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