The legacies of Our Greatest Presidents™ as they pertained to black folks were in many ways, complete catastrophes. Washington was a wealthy planter and a son of Virginia — and thus deeply invested in the institution of slavery (By the end of his life, he owned hundreds of human beings at his plantation at Mount Vernon.) Because Washington was the Read More
It’s everyone’s least-favorite Hallmark holiday, so Terryn and me called up some folks who tweeted us their worst date stories. Let’s all humbug together. (And biiiig thanks to Genie, Tamara, Ko and Tracy for baring their souls.) Listen below on Soundcloud, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher.
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
This promo for the Rag and Bone fall 2015 collection is slickly produced — and probably cost less than an actual Rag and Bone shirt.
The more you know!
“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
Post by James Animaniack Brown. [h/t Mater Mea]
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