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We’re back and at it again. PostBourgie: The Podcast, Episode 2: “Addicted to Bourgie.” G.D., blackink, and I are joined by special guests, writer and photographer Syreeta McFadden, and Latoya Peterson from Racialicious and Jezebel. We chop it up about Obama’s first State of The Union address, Chris Matthews’ response to the address, and That Read More

In the midst of a lengthy Facebook debate about the State of the Union address,  one of my old high school classmates encouraged me to share the following video with my friends. Actually, he said, “This is something every black american needs to know.” We’ll see about that: I don’t know about you, but those Read More

I only caught the last fifteen minutes or so of President Obama’s Q&A with House Republicans, but I think I can safely conclude two things. First, this is a masterful performance. Not only did Obama show a lot of confidence in his command of his proposals, but he also showed a surprising command of Republican Read More

The idea for this week’s Random Ten started out as a follow-up to last night’s Twitter meme of #bestsexsongs, which could mean a lot of things, but mostly turned out to be a list of  generic Quiet Storm-style suggestions. But as the recommendations kept rolling throughout the night, and even into this afternoon, one thing Read More

Like many black people, I grew up grinning at punchlines from black comedians about how creatively they beat their kids. I also grew up with a mom who, like many black moms, kept a mean set of belts hanging on the wall beside her bedroom closet. I basically understand Alisa’s point here: In urban environments Read More

If you want to understand the anger at Obama’s proposed freeze on discretionary spending, just take a look at how the 2009 federal budget shook out: Glenn Greenwald: The facts about America’s bloated, excessive, always-increasing military spending are now well-known.  The U.S. spends almost as much on military spending as the entire rest of the Read More

As much as I like President Obama, my initial response to last night’s State of the Union was fairly tepid, if not a little hostile, “Show me some progress and then, maybe then, I’ll be a bit less cynical and a bit more hopeful.” I stand by that. This isn’t a new observation, but right now, Read More

Last Saturday, TVOne aired Idlewild (as I’m sure they do pretty often) and I decided that, three years after my first DVD viewing, it might be time to give Outkast’s initially disappointing musical another try. So I buckled in for the two-and-a-half-hour screening (complete with edits and commercials) and now, I think I’ve figured out Read More

Over at Ta-Nehisi’s there’s a really great series of posts where he is exploring the evolution of his relationship with his son Samori, and by extension, exploring his feelings about his relationship with his own father and parenting in general. Unsurprisingly the issue of spanking and physical punishment came up. TNC discussed the reasons why Read More

Cross-posted from TAPPED. A University of Chicago study has found that girls may be learning math anxiety from female teachers who have qualms about their own math skills. Sian L. Beilock, an associate professor in psychology, and her colleagues studied students of both sexes in the classes of 17 different teachers, most of whom were Read More