Loving (And Side-Eyeing) Your Alma Mater.

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A lot of Jason Whitlock’s writing has a similar tic: even when he’s in the vicinity of right about some idea, he torpedoes that argument by turning it into a critique of the putative cultural deficiencies of Negroes. Take this essay, in which he looks at the financial troubles besetting Grambling State’s [...]

The Life of Jordan Davis.

Here’s Ta-Nehisi on Jordan Davis’ shooting, and his killer escaping punishment — for now at least:

I wish I had something more to say about the fact that Michael Dunn was not convicted for killing a black boy. Except I said it after George Zimmerman was not convicted of killing a black boy. Except the parents [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Live From The Laundromat.

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Open Mike Eagle & Alwayz Prolific I The Show Up from Beats,Frames & Life on Vimeo.

This jawn from Open Mike Eagle — who I’m ashamed to say I’ve never heard of before this — is full of clever, for-the-fuck-of-it flourishes.

I’m far too young to lead/and way too old [...]

When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong: In The Name Of The Father, The Son, The Earth, The Wind, The Fire.

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Verily I say unto thee: Whilst thou be dancing in September?

The Arc Of The Moral Universe Is Long, So Bend That Thang Over And Shake It Down To The Floor.

Martin Luther the Kang would have been 85 today — his Chad Johnson year, if you will. For some people (apparently a whole grip of some people) this turns their thoughts to listening to Future and drinking Ciroc. [...]

Bless Your Heart #2! The Stars and Bars and #TeamJake.

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On the second episode of the “Bless Your Heart” podcast, Nichole and Tracy discuss what Northerners don’t get about Southerners — like the Confederate flag. Plus: observations on how cute Jake from ‘Scandal’ is, The Best Man Holiday and whether to disclose to your partner your number. (Some salty language.)

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The Only Thing Missing From ‘The Best Man Holiday’ Was Madea.

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You’d be excused for mistaking this film for ‘Tyler Perry’s The Best Man Holiday.’ [...]

150 Years Ago Today.

Gettysburg Address from Adam Gault Studio on Vimeo.