Friday Random/Genius Ten.

While I was cleaning, I set my ITunes to Genius based on “Don’t Disturb This Groove,” by The System. The playlist started up sort of chill and midtempo before veering decidedly into rainy-day-sex territory. Perhaps the universe is trying to tell me something.

1. The Dramatics – “Whatcha See Is What You Get,” from [...]

Life After Church, Part 2.

(To read the first installment, written by slb, go here.)

The town in which I was born and raised, Clinton, Arkansas, is deep in the sparsely populated Ozark Mountains in the Bible Belt. Both of my parents were born there as well, but spent some of their childhoods in different states. My father’s parents [...]

Update on James Bevel.

A commenter said that James Bevel, a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement who was convicted in April of molesting his daughters, has died of pancreatic cancer, but I can’t find any confirmation. It appears, though, that he was released last month on appeal.

UPDATE: The Post confirms.

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Deep Throat Is Dead.

via the NYT:

W. Mark Felt, who was the No. 2 official at the F.B.I. when he helped bring down President Richard M. Nixon by resisting the Watergate cover-up and becoming Deep Throat, the most famous anonymous source in American history, died on Thursday. He was 95 and lived in Santa Rosa, Calif.

A Hirsute Situation.

Latoya at Racialicious has a great post up about transitioning to nappy hair, which was inspired another good natural hair post by Tami.

December 26th will be six months since I did the “big chop” (I was too impatient to grow out the relaxed hair) and I found myself relating to Latoya’s post, even [...]

A Thousand Words.

Over at the Big Picture, it’s the year in photographs.

For Those Of You Who Care About Such Frivolous Things: Barack Edition.

WWD collected Inauguration designs from top labels for Meesh first, and now they’ve got some rather… yummy… looks for Barack.

My favorites are the really classic tuxedo looks*, including this one from Brooks Brothers.

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The Iraq War, In a Nutshell.