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.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 local Read More

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 Read More

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 hypeman. Or Read More

“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 State under W, resigned Read More

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 same Read More

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 at Read More

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 of Read More

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 its Read More

Superconservative Pat Robertson has endorded not Mitt Romney, not Sam Brownback — if he were still in the race of course — but Rudy Giuliani. No, for real. The same Rudy Giuliani who supports abortion rights, civil unions for gay couples, has been married three times, is estranged from his children, and who announced his Read More

So it turns out that the guy responsible for defacing the Tupac statue at the Peace Garden at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation for the Arts (really?) by allegedly placing a noose around its neck was a 43-year-old black dude who lived nearby. The police spokesperson said the object around the statue’s neck wasn’t a Read More