Rant-ish? On Kanye’s ‘Monster.’

Decided to throw this up here before the label undoubtedly takes it down: Kanye West‘s leaked video “Monster.”

Soon there will be a host of blogs that pick a part every scene to explain what Kanye is trying to tell us, but here is the short version: there are a lot of dead, [...]

Michael Vick, Tucker Carlson and Dogwhistling

Of all the people who have weighed in on Tucker Carlson’s purposefully incendiary comments about Michael Vick, Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Perry has had perhaps the most interesting take on the controversy:

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‘Good Hair’ on C.P. Time.

Balloon Juice points to ellaesther, who finally got a chance to peep Chris Rock‘s documentary Good Hair, and left the experience pretty disheartened.

It was like watching beautiful women talk about their lifetime of dieting, their tricks for dressing to look thinner, their methods for cutting calories during the holidays, smiling broadly [...]

Obscure R&B Album Covers.

About a year ago, I got an early Christmas gift when my very good friend Donnie gave me a link to a blog full of the most random, dated R&B that I’ve never heard of in my life. Unfortunately, that blog is now dead and gone, but I managed to salvage some of the best [...]

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Trying to Make Kwanzaa Happen.

In stumping for the celebration of Kwanzaa, Sister Toldja‘s argument winds up sounding oddly tepid:

There have been many criticisms of Kwanzaa since it’s inception in 1968. There are questions about the founder, Dr. Maulauna Karenga, and allegations against him that include kidnapping and abuse, as well as serving as an informant [...]

Tricknology: Sandra Lee’s Trojan Horse Kwanzaa Cake.

This is abominable on several levels:

Celebrate the ancestors — and further bolster the disproportionate rates of Type-II diabetes in black communities? No one’s falling for your creamy, decadent attempts at genocide, lady!

A Merry Christmas from Lupe Fiasco.

Just in time for the holidays, Lupe Fiasco unwraps a new music video for his single “The Show Goes On” off Lasers, set to come out in March of next year. Visually, it’s not the most stunning thing we’ve seen in 2010, but his ability to spit positive messages on a regular basis is [...]