With Donald Trump, it’s tough to know if his recent embrace of birtherism is a publicity stunt or borne from a deep pool of idiocy. But he’s right about one thing: I have little doubt that he’s familiar with all sorts of fraud. Dude’s not even qualified to be president of the Hair Club for Read More
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In the spirit of the ongoing conversations happening on this blog around race and music (hip-hop and the blues in particular), I bring you Seattle-based emcee Macklemore. Northwest, whattup. Thoughts????
A few weeks ago, Nicole, G.D., Joel and I sat down to chat about football, how much I hate it, and whether it’s rendering too many young men disabled, depressed and handicapped at young ages. (The convo was sparked by the news that Dave Duerson, a former NFL player and players’ union official, committed suicide, Read More
In August, as the seventh season of Top Chef wound up, I wrote about how tough things were for chefs who aren’t white and male on the show. So tough that in seven seasons, only one woman and one Vietnamese-American had ever won. In the seventh season, the first African-American chef took home the top Read More
(Spotted via Colorlines) In the vid above, Ill Doctrine’s JaySmooth pays tribute to the fallen Nathaniel Hale AKA Nate Dogg– crediting the legendary hip-hop hook-man who succeeded in creating a space for soul to take root between rap verses paving the way for R&B thugs everywhere. However, Smooth’s reverence for the hip-hop’s soulman and his Read More
I’m looking forward to seeing this documentary.
In an interview with BlackVoices, Misty Copeland, aka the first black American ballet soloist at the American Ballet Theatre, talks candidly about how being fair-skinned may have given her an edge over other black American dancers with “perfect physiques”: I’ve seen so many talented black women who come in with the perfect physique and still Read More
Postbourgie’s own Shani Hilton has a much-discussed cover story in the Washington City Paper about being a black gentrifier. Freddie at L’Hote has some criticism: This is a several-thousand word article on the relationship between race and socioeconomic class, and about the tensions between old and new residents and poor and rich residents of a city Read More