Joel Anderson — blackink —  writes about sports, politics, crime, courts, and other issues far beyond his competence at BuzzFeed. He has worked at media outlets in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Atlanta and contributed to a number of publications, including The Root and The American Prospect, among many others.

Pour out a lil’ something for Nick Ashford, one half of the prolific Motown songwriting duo and pop group Ashford & Simpson. For those who know Ashford & Simpson mostly for their ’80s hit “Solid As A Rock,” Jay Smooth dug up 12 other classic songs that they wrote over the course of their nearly Read More

Share with us your tales of carnage: 1. In more serious news, the Libyan civil war isn’t nearly over yet. And even with Muammar al-Qaddafi close to be removed from power, Kurt Volker at Foreign Policy cautions against chalking this up as a victory for NATO. And The Guardian has a list of the chaotic Read More

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 black Read More

In Melissa Harris-Perry’s first night sitting in for Rachel Maddow, she educated viewers about the seemingly irrepressible wealth gap between white and minority households in the U.S.: Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Harris-Perry makes an important point – duh, that’s what she always does – when she reminds Read More

With all due respect to Keith Olbermann and his staff, Pat Buchanan, Glenn Beck and Rep. Allen West are making things awfully easy for tonight’s “Countdown” producers. Regarding West in particular, it’s hard to take someone seriously if they’re older than 23, gainfully employed and still wearing a box. Even my uncle who retired from Read More

If anyone ever went about promoting a Gospel-Pak, wouldn’t it be Herman Cain? Seriously, Cain has been on a run of looniness that stands apart even among his fellow GOP presidential contenders. Comparing him to General Otis might be considered a compliment at this point. Speaking of shameful behavior, how about some links? 1. Rebekah Read More

At the start of what’s shaping up to be a particularly news-heavy week, we at PostBourgie didn’t want to forget to pay our respects to former First Lady Betty Ford. She died at the age of 93 Friday. In addition to her important and lasting work in substance abuse recovery, Carl Sferrazza Anthony reminds us Read More

As you all might have noticed, we’ve had nothing to say – thus far, at least – about the 25-year-old Orlando woman who was acquitted on murder charges Tuesday in the death of her 2-year-old daughter in 2008. But if I had something interesting and edifying to say about that circus, it probably would sound Read More

When I’m this late with the roundup , there’s no need in being snarky or cute about it. Hope y’all enjoy the links: 1. Argh, I’m in DC so I missed what was probably the best NYCity’s Pride parade, which I am sure was a hell of a party since same-sex marriage was legalized two days Read More

What should we make of the people who laughed at any of Reggie Brown’s unfortunate comedic stylings, let alone the part of his hackneyed set that included jokes about Black History Month and Stanley Ann Dunham not being one of the Kardashians? I’m guessing the Republican Leadership Conference didn’t want to pay extra for the Read More

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