The Best Thing Jimmy Fallon Has Ever Done, Ever.

With help from Justin Timberlake and The Roots, of course.

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have a slight cultural appropriation wince, though. Working through it.


Michigan Asst. Attorney General: Stalking a College Student Not Personal, Just Political.

This is madness:

Anderson Cooper interviews Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell, who has dedicated a stand-alone, frequently updated blog to attacking Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student-body president of the University of Michigan.

Shirvell’s blog includes long rants about Armstrong’s personal life, chronicles Armstrong’s Facebook activity as well as the lives of Armstrong’s friends [...]

Should We Avoid Race When Discussing Education Reform?

via Editor B; CC 2.0.

Over on her blog, Dana Goldstein makes the important point that in so many discussions about education reform — a topic that seems to be inescapable right now — the issue of race is avoided.

It’s important to note that the major problem with American education [...]

Shaming, Young Men, and HIV in D.C.

Maybe my standards are low (actually, they probably are), but this interview Amanda Hess did with Justin Goforth, community health director at the Whitman Walker Clinic, kind of blew my mind with its humanization of young gay black men:

For a sexual health provider like the Whitman-Walker clinic, getting HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment to [...]

Your Monday Random-Ass Roundup: Mama Say I Should Reconsider Law School.

Two years ago, I started out doodling my own inconsequential thoughts at my own, long-since abandoned blog site. A few months later, I was fortunate enough to be invited onto the esteemed blog roll here at PostBourgie.

But to take that next step toward world domination, it’s looking like I’m going to have to change-up [...]

Blogging Mad Men: Season 4, Ep. 10 “F-Bombs, Bitch Slaps & A Chocolate Bunny.”

This week’s recap is by Kristy Wright, who works in public relations in Atlanta. Check out her photography at Shot By Kristy.

Bucking the PB tradition, I have a different title for the Mad Men Episode 10 recap. This recap shall be titled “F-Bombs, Bitch Slaps & A Chocolate Bunny.” Follow me.


Closing Your Legs, Wagging Your Fingers.

In her book, Private Lives, Proper Relations: Regulating Black Intimacy, Candice M. Jenkins writes extensively about “the salvific wish,” — “a desire to protect African American culture and persons against pathologizing stereotypes of sexuality and domesticity… a concern with heteronormative propriety that has dominated the black cultural imaginary and representations of black [...]

PostBourgie Podcast: #10: The Tipping Point.

Apologies for the delay on this week’s podcast. There were a grip of technical issues we had to straighten out. But without further ado…

This week, Jamelle, Nicole, Joel and Monica discuss the reaction to Inez Sainz‘s reports of sexual harassment, the surprising D.C. mayoral primary and its implications, and why (or [...]