Apropos of Allison Samuels and Interracial Dating.

One of the most frustrating things about intra-race conversations around interracial dating, and particularly dating between black men and white women, is that there is this pervasive belief that it is impossible to both be a “proud” black person and date “outside the race.”  Or put another way, black people with non-black partners are often accused of betraying [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Skillz’s ’09 Rap-Up.

Portrait of the Jihadist as a Young Cosmopolitan.

With regards to the Christmas pants bomber (not to be confused with this guy), Josh Marshall writes:

The Times has run-down of what is known so far about Umar Farouk Abdulmtallab. Most you likely already know. Son of a wealthy, Nigerian banker who’d studied engineering in London. His turn toward intense involvement with Islam, if not yet [...]

RIP Percy Sutton.

Shamefully enough, I had no clue who Percy Sutton was or why he was important until I stumbled across his obituary on page 3A of my local newspaper.

And though I’m usually wary of venturing into hyperbole, the Rev. Al Sharpton is not too far off in summing up the incredibly interesting and distinctive life [...]

Worst Movie of the 00′s?

Sara Libby calls Crash the worst movie of the aughts.

It’s been called a “feel-good” racism movie – one that leads people to believe they’re on the right side of racism, when in fact they’re just having their buttons pushed and their preconceived notions re-affirmed.

In the film, the characters exist in what former [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Starting Early.

Your Monday Random-Ass Roundup: Forever Mackin’.

TMZ has supposedly unearthed an image from the mid-1950s of then-Senator John F. Kennedy lounging on a boat with at least four naked ladies.

Baller.

And if you look closely, you can see Bun B and Gloria Velez in the picture:

Possibly related and almost certainly NSFW.

In the meanwhile, you all should applaud [...]

Blaming it on the Blacks.

Instead of letting Lindsey Graham prattle on and on about the “sleazy” deals that were made to provide affordable health care for tens of millions of people or very seriously complain about how the legislative process is a “joke,” I would much rather someone ask the good Senator from South Carolina what he meant by [...]