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.

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

If you already find yourself weary of news about Rep. Anthony Weiner and his infamous weiner, Greg Sargent warns us that the circus is just getting started. This is obviously much worse news for him and his wife than it is for us. Beyond Weiner’s self-inflicted political damage, Amanda Marcotte raises a point that also Read More

Since the hot political news of the moment involves a penis and a Palin, I feel safe leading off with this important, late-breaking and developing news story from South Florida: That is all. Hope you enjoyed the weekend: 1. The people trying to argue fetuses are people are arguing for outlawing abortion in cases of 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

Or something like that. Now let’s all learn together: 1. Hunting for bin Laden, by the numbers. (G.D.) 2. India’s home secretary has taken this opportunity to say Pakistan is a sanctuary for terrorists.  I’m sure that’s excellent for India-Pakistan relations.  Speaking of Pakistan, The New Yorker called it “the A.I.G. of nation-states.” (Nicole) 3. Read More

President Obama produced his papers. Donald Trump now wants to review his college records. And of course, some folks will never accept that Obama is our nation’s legitimate president. Which makes sense: If Hawaii had been part of Real America in 1961, there’s no way they would have allowed all of that race-mixin’. But in Read More

President Obama made $1.7 million last year. (Avon) And he wants to pay more taxes. And he did it while doing all of this f*cking stuff. h/t What’d you do? 1. The NYT goes in on the Ryan budget, echoing PostBourgie’s own Jamelle Bouie in saying “If it was not clear before, it is obvious Read More

This is so tone-deaf that it almost defies belief: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A police union has given its Officer of the Year award to the policeman who shot and killed a college football player during a disturbance in the New York City suburbs. Parents of the student, 20-year-old Danroy Henry Jr., of Easton, Read More

Here’s an unusually late, no-frills roundup of links. Sorry for the delay: 1. In the year since the Gulf oil spill, communities along the coast have spent hundreds of millions of BP’s dollars that have little to do with the cleanup. (Blackink) 2. PolitiFact has fact-checked three of the most notable – if not incendiary Read More

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