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Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts,  the stripped-down, live-in-the-middle-of-an-office-cubicle performance series probably most remembered for breaking the Internet when T-Pain dropped by sans AutoTune, held a big contest to give an undiscovered act a spotlight at the Tiny Desk. The winner was Fantastic Negrito, a roots musician from Oakland. What’s good with that name, though? “To me Read More

When Andrew Sullivan announced he was stepping down from blogging, it prompted a whole lot of serious navel-gazing from the blogosphere, which has a bunch of conventions that Sullivan played a big role in shaping. We’ll leave alone Sully’s often-infuriating, myopic racial ideas for a hot minute (*ahem*) but it says something that folks who disagreed Read More

“But all this still leaves us at our original, vexing question — just who was Biggie talking about in ‘Who Shot Ya’?” Koenig wondered. “What we know and what we don’t — and the deal with Jay. Next week — on Serial.”

The Colbert ReportGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Colbert Report on Facebook Kendrick Lamar is great. That’s not some novel observation or anything, but it’s one that comes to come with a lot of Mike Tyson-esque caveats — as in, yeah, but who among his contemporaries is skilled enough to push him to be Read More

Photo courtesy of Erik Daniel Drost’s Flickr Michael Sam made history this year when he became the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL — or any of America’s major pro sports, for that matter. In this sports media, his estrangement from his family was characterized as simple homophobia. But when Joel went down Read More

T-Pain dropped by the day-job on Monday to do a short, lo-fi set for the NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, and even he had to acknowledge that “T-Pain + lo-fi” and “T-Pain + NPR” aren’t the most obvious associations. “I know everyone is wondering where the Auto-Tune is gonna come from,” he said. “It’s right Read More

Last week, the New York Times’ Alessandra Stanley praised Shonda Rhimes for taking ownership of the often demeaning “Angry Black Woman” label. “Ms. Rhimes has embraced the trite but persistent caricature of the Angry Black Woman, recast it in her own image and made it enviable,” Stanley wrote. “She has almost single-handedly trampled a taboo Read More

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