Brad Paisley was kind enough to pen a tribute to my childhood. I’d like to think that I’m the man who works “in the Starbucks down on Main.”
I’m the kid who shudders a bit and starts biting his nails upon walking into an auto parts store far flung from the interstate, [...]
After his six-year-old daughter declares matter-of-factly that little girls don’t play football, a father considers how our ideas about gender are formed. [...]
By Guest Contributor MK, cross-posted from Prison Culture with permission. On April 19, 1989, a young woman who was jogging through Central Park in New York City was found badly beaten. She had also been raped.
I have written briefly about the case before in comparing it to Scottsboro. However, I want to return to [...]
“[At] the end of the day, all the people that was rooting on me to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. I’m [...]
Cut out of the Picture: Secretary Clinton and NSC Official Tomason.
x-posted from CaribBelle’s Minority Report.
Here’s another example of the impact of “modesty laws”: two women (Sec of State Hillary Clinton and a National Security Council Director of Counterterrorism) get cut out of the situation room picture when the photo is published in [...]
By Arturo R. García. cross-posted from Racialicious.
Marvel Comics has spared no effort over the past few years to redefine its’ Avengers franchise as a cornerstone: even before Marvel Films launched the series of movies – Iron Man in 2008, and this year’s Captain America and Thor releases – to culminate in the team getting [...]
by Andrea Plaid. Cross-posted from Racialicious.
With all of the jokes about “Birthers” and Donald Trump’s toupee as well as the leftysphere excoriating the mainstream media for not taking Trump to task for his antics, Jack and Jill Politics’ Baratunde Thurston breaks down what we lost due to Trump’s BS.
Transcript after the [...]
'O, Canada,' by Kwame Delfish
Last night, I just about broke out into hives reading this essay by Alyson Renaldo, “Black Canadian Like Me,” over at The Root. The piece addresses issues that as a black Canadian, I have some familiarity with. When I cross the border into the U.S., I [...]