Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup: Yep, We Still Here.

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 [...]

Pathologizing the Bigotry of Black Folks.

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.

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Posted Without Comment.

Original Onion piece here.

The End.

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 [...]

It’s Funny ‘Cuz It’s True.

Your Monday Random-Ass Roundup: Black Monday.

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 [...]

Send Stevie Your Love.

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 [...]

The Women Stay in the Picture.

Cut out of the Picture: Secretary Clinton and NSC Official Tomason.

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 [...]