$8 Eggs and the Cost of Food.

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Jane Black wrote a piece recently for the Atlantic discussing the price of eggs at her local farmers market (emphasis mine):

My first instinct was that the egg guy was gouging people, like me, who have enthusiastically embraced efforts to build an alternative to our industrial food system. But it turns out [...]

Famine in the Horn of Africa.

entrance to Dadaab refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya

Between Anderson Cooper, Bono, and the New York Times deigning to (at least briefly) put a story about famine on the front page, it seems the world has finally taken notice of the unfolding disaster in the Horn of Africa.

It is about DAMN time. The [...]

PostBourgie Podcast #19: Beats, Rhymes & Life.

This week, G.D. and Joel are joined by the always-insightful Jay Smooth of IllDoctrine, Donwill of the critically acclaimed hip-hop group Tanya Morgan, and Wyatt Cenac of “The Daily Show,” to talk about Michael Rapaport’s documentary on A Tribe Called Quest, “Beats Rhymes and Life.” You’ll also learn about Wyatt’s secret crooner past and [...]

Leftovers.

Without further ado, “Otis”:

Oh look, another article about who black women should be dating. Great.

Our own jbouie on last night’s debate.

A new poll finds that only 34 percent of Americans would be able to find $1,000 in their savings account if they needed to.

And lastly, your Friday cute.

Have [...]

Leftovers.

I’m not going to venture an opinion on The Help other than to say Mary J. is at it again:

I’m also not going to mention that this is (at least) the second time she’s been on a soundtrack with a song that is possibly better than the movie. On to the leftovers:

Black [...]

Humpday Hate: Oh, Spoken Word.

Image via Nerdsatthecooltable.com

When I say I hate you… this is what I mean.

Well, first, let me clarify: I hate bad spoken word. The “I’m deep by sound and headwrap and ankh tattoo alone” spoken word. The “as long as I say something about Africa, this is a good poem” spoken word. The [...]

Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup: Peep The Throne.

G.D. goes H.A.M. See for yourself.

Can we get more stuff like this, boss?

Anyway, it goes without saying but: Congrats to our talented and fearless leader.

Now how about some randomness?

1. London Bridges Burning Down: Folks in London are rioting and generally fucking shit up after police shot and killed a 29-year-old [...]

Pop Throwup

see 10 min doc here.

From HuffPo:

This addiction to challenges carries over into the album’s production, with the rappers flipping through genres and tempos and verse structures like a veritable Wikipedia of pop music. They each rap entire verses, they battle line-to-line, Jay dips back into double-time, Kanye drawls out words that should [...]