But when will Vibe and Right On weigh in?


Bossip (recent headlines: Is Common Hittin’ Kerry Washington? and Exclusive: John Legend is Banging Another Model) is throwing its presidential endorsement behind Obama. (To be fair, it’s not like political discourse in this country is a long way from scribbling wise on photos.)

Their rationale?

It is a mistake for some of our people to have the view that Barack Obama won’t be elected because he is Black. Why set artificial limits on what someone can do? What do we have to lose if we test this out? Barack Obama has the courage to run in the face of racial threats on his life. Colin Powell was scared.

We don’t support Obama because white folks are crazy about him. We support him because he is the best candidate that represents our interests, understands the plight of poor people, and brings fresh ideas to the table.

Oh, snap! They called Colin Powell a bitch!

Um, anyway. Good for Obama, we guess.



Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.