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NYC real estate is no joke. So with the Rapture supposed to go down last Saturday, I was scheming on a more spacious new crib from which to ride out the Tribulation. Alas, it looks like I’ll have to wait for October, at least. In the interim, let’s get caught up on some worldly matters Read More

When CNN’s Don Lemon came out earlier this week, his expression of his fears about being black and gay got a lot of attention. Even beyond whatever effect his revelation might have on his television career, Mr. Lemon said he recognized this step carried special risk for him as a black man. “It’s quite different Read More

Over at The Prospect, Jamelle offers up a handy primerto the Rapture, which an 89-year-old religious leader named Harold Camping said should be going down tomorrow. What is the Rapture? Derived from the Latin verb “rapio,” it means “to catch up” or “caught away,” and refers to the a specific event in several eschatological timelines, Read More

Black people are off to a rough start this week. As you’ll read in the links to come, Don Lemon offhandedly suggested that black people excel at homophobia – as opposed to math or generosity or pole vaulting, a leading GOP presidential candidate casually floated the idea of resurrecting literacy tests for voters, and science Read More

To celebrate the born day of Stevland Hardaway Judkins, I – on behalf of PostBourgie – would like to offer up my favorite song from his unparalleled catalog rather than the more famous birthday anthem that he penned to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. Let’s have a world party on the day that he came Read More

x-posted from CaribBelle’s Minority Report. Here’s another example of the impact of “modesty laws”: two women (Sec of State Hillary Clinton and a National Security Council Director of Counterterrorism) get cut out of the situation room picture when the photo is published in a Hasidic newspaper. This story reminded me so much of a conversation Read More

Michelle Obama and Beyonce have teamed up for a campaign to promote wellness among young people. Much of the campaign has consisted of choreographed routines to gymified versions of Bey’s songs, and its existence is justified if for no other reason than the First Lady’s hitting her dougie the other day to root on some Read More

By Arturo R. García. cross-posted from Racialicious. Marvel Comics has spared no effort over the past few years to redefine its’ Avengers franchise as a cornerstone: even before Marvel Films launched the series of movies – Iron Man in 2008, and this year’s Captain America and Thor releases – to culminate in the team getting its’ Read More