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According to some Twitterati, and a couple of reputable sources, Vibe Magazine is folding. A few months ago, in an effort to cut costs, Vibe folded its online operation into the print side, cut employees down to a four-day work week, and offered furloughs. Obviously, these tactics didn’t work, and it makes me wonder if Read More

Folks, Last year we were finalists for the Best Culture Blog at the Black Weblog Awards only to fall short in the end. Since then, we’ve added more contributors and have generally become a smarter, sharper site. We trynna win it this year, but we need your help. All you have to do is vote Read More

Don Cornelius would like a word with you. Don’t make any dinner plans. In the meantime, your Post-Bourgie-approved reading material from the weekend: 1. Of course, homage must be paid to the King of Pop. But we will try to spare you from the overkill. Check out some really good write-ups here, here, here, here, Read More

I’ve been having a spirited back and forth with a reader named Lex via e-mail on my post about gender socialization and pain from a few weeks back. Lex writes: 1. “If our physicalities are so elemental and inextricable to our identities … then most of us are not even experiencing the same corporeal world.” Read More

There are things you notice when you watch a string of Michael Jackson videos back-to-back, things you probably didn’t notice when you were eight. One of them is how obsessed with masculinity Michael Jackson’s Thriller– and Bad– era work seemed to be. In Thriller, he tells his girl he’s not like other guys, and he’s Read More

Something, anything, with a little hint of the late King of Pop. It’s no surprise that Michael Jackson left his substantial musical imprint all over hip hop, too. Here’s a list of my five favorite hip-hop joints that include samples from Jackson’s unparalleled catalogue: 1. It Ain’t Hard to Tell by Nas. Jackson sample: Human Read More

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2810855&w=425&h=350&fv=] With a birthday less than two months away, pop megastar/cultural icon Michael Jackson has passed away in Los Angeles, CA at the age of 50.

Via TMZ. We’ve just learned Michael Jackson was taken by ambulance to a hospital in Los Angeles … and we’re told it was cardiac arrest and that paramedics administered CPR in the ambulance. He was picked up at his home around 20 minutes ago — we’re told his mother is on the way to visit Read More