"That's Something a Second-Grader Would Have Done."


Keirra Bell went all the way in. (For the whole “Shrek” exchange, peep the video here.)

Why Is You Playin' On My Phone????

What’s the deal with the automated calls going out to so many black voters in North Carolina?


Good Rappers Ain't Eatin'/They Olsen Twin it.

I’ve been banging this album on repeat since it arrived in the mail yesterday.

A Transgendered Marriage in Jersey.

So let’s say your married to your spouse for years, you’ve raised kids together, he or she decides to have gender re-assignment surgery and you choose to stay together.

If your state does not recognize same-sex marriages — and 49 states don’t — are you still married? The Brunners, a New Jersey couple, [...]

Where Wright May Be Right

Okay, so the AIDS thing is a little off the deep end (though I understand where the fear comes from), but I will say this: Rev. Jeremiah Wright is right about a lot of things.

Among them is that recent attacks on him are really attacks on the black church as an institution. That’s [...]

Your Name is WHAT?

‘Daisy’ wrote a very thoughtful blog entry about how just having a name that sounds ‘ethnic’ has consequences, even if you’re white.

My blog name is my grandmother’s name, Daisy. My real name is one that would identify me very easily, so I don’t use it. But I recently realized that something is [...]

Ta-Nehisi on Wright.

Barack Obama’s angry denunciation of Rev. Jeremiah Wright yesterday caught a lot of people by surprise. But it hasn’t been as surprising as Wright’s Magical Media Tour (as Shani called it), which seemed to defy any sort of logic.

I asked someone who works for the Obama campaign what they thought Wright was [...]

'ER' Wants Your *Soul,* Angela Bassett.

We knew we should’ve been more worried for Angela Bassett when we first saw that trailer for Meet the Browns. Now, it appears she’s joined the cast of ER for its “15th and final” season. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “She will play a tough attending with a troubled past who returns to [...]