God Hates…Sags? (Late Pass.)

.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } A few cities are actively trying to dissuade saggin‘, putting up anti-saggin’ billboards and, in some cases, fining and arresting people for letting their jeans sit too low.

Dallas has even commissioned a [...]

And Then They Said … 'Yo, Lemme Get That Statue Fried HARD.'

The California chapter of the NAACP is pissed off because the sculptor chosen to create the Statue of Martin Luther King at the King Memorial in D.C. isn’t black (the artist, Lei Yixin, is from China). You could argue over how valid their beef is, but the NAACP isn’t going to win this argument mainly [...]

The Audacity of…Op?

We knew it was coming. With polls showing the two Democratic frontrunners in a statistical dead heat in Iowa, Hillary pulled out her biggest weapon: her maddening but toweringly charismatic husband. Her campaign has been trying to dole Bill out in measured doses, because dude so often reduces her to looking like his [...]

Is America ready for this?

“The era of cowboy diplomacy is over.” Senator Hillary Clinton told a group of black ministers in South Carolina today that if she receives the Democratic Party’s nomination for president, she’ll reach out to leaders from both parties in choosing a Vice President, “people like Colin Powell.” Powell, former Secretary of [...]

Keeping up with the Rodriguezes.

A census report says that Garcia and Rodriguez are among the 10-most-common last names in the U.S. (That sound you hear is Lou Dobbs hissing.) This is the first time this has happened — a fact that hasn’t escaped notice from politicians who want to court Latino voters or advocacy groups who want those [...]

She BLACK! : Hillary Clinton, PostBourgie's Inaugural Honorary Negro.

Back when the Monica Lewinsky scandal was dominating headlines and talk show monologues, Toni Morrison wrote a head-scratchingly bizarre piece for the New Yorker in which she called Bill Clinton the First Black President. Her rationale? “[Clinton] displays almost every trope of blackness: single-parent household, born poor, working-class, saxophone-playing, McDonald’s-and-junk-food-loving boy from Arkansas.”

We [...]

We Happen to Like Hacky Male Comedian, Though.

Y’all better get used to those “I Love New York” marathons: the Hollywood writers’ strike has shut down production on all scripted TV shows, and there’s no end in sight (somewhat related: news writers are threatening to walk out on CBS).

Angela Nissel, an author, supervising producer on NBC’s “Scrubs” (“Chocolate Bear!“) and one [...]

What is High? What is High…er? What is…ugh. Anyway.

As always seems to be the case, HBCUs are facing an existential crisis. Fisk University, like a bunch of other HBCUs, is in dire straits. The school is trying to sell its collection of Georgia O’Keefe art to stay afloat, and in 2004, the school was so far behind on its utility payments that [...]