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A London school’s ban on cornrows was ruled “unlawful, indirect racial discrimination which is not justified.” School cited hairstyle promoted “gang” culture…if by “gang” they meant the members of the African Diaspora, I guess they’d be right. Represent your set.

Lil B called his forthcoming album  “I’m Gay” to stir up controversy, or something. Now he’s hedging. Jon Huntsman releases a weird teaser-trailer ahead of his announcement that he’s running for president. Tim Pawlenty‘s tax cut proposal goes farther than Bush’s. You don’t need charisma to win a campaign; winning the campaign gives you charisma. Drug runners are using Read More

Dave Weigel points us to this video he dubs “the most offensive political ad ever, this hour” : It’s starting.

Adam Mansbach‘s accidental  hit, Go the Fuck to Sleep, gets the perfect narrator for its audiobook: Samuel L. Jackson.

You know what that means: time for another rousing game of Cultural Appropriation Bingo! If you’re a frequenter of this site, then you remember Maty Soul.  She’s the French “soul” warbler singer who gave us the unbelievably stereotypical, wholly confusing song and video “Herbal Tea.”  And if you follow me on Twitter, you’ve probably gotten Read More

“[At] the end of the day, all the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m going to continue to Read More

As it happens, one of the few men in Ohio with an approval rating that rivals LeBron James‘, celebrated the end of the NBA Finals by declaring the Dallas Mavericks “honorary Ohioans.” But instead of feting honorary Ohioans, seems like Gov. John Kasich would be better off concerning himself with real Ohioans. You know, Kasich Read More

Of all the X-men installments from the movie franchise, hands down “X-Men First Class” is its star pupil. It has all the components: vengeance, thrilling action scenes that don’t try to bombard you with all the latest special effects, and quality actors that transform these original 2-D comic book characters into fleshy, multi-faceted beings (well, Read More

Jamilah King has a good post up at ColorLines that ponders what, if anything, is required of athletes when it comes to political leadership. As professional athletes have risen in media exposure and income over at least the past four decades, so too has the call for them to take center stage in some of Read More

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