Guest Contributor

Follow PostBourgie on Twitter or subscribe to us on Facebook.

I was content to ride out 2010 listening to nothing but Kanye West’s brilliant new release, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Being the patriotic American that I am, though, I felt obligated to make some sort of Black Friday purchase – so, appropriately enough, I scooped up Pink Friday (and yes, I tried for several Read More

In the New York Times’s most recent psycho-analysis of Kanye West, prompted by the release of his fifth album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the exquisiteness of the product is written off in passing: “it’s terrific — of course it’s terrific.” But according to the Times, this fact is beside the point – it “doesn’t Read More

by Andrea, cross-posted from Racialicious. (TRIGGER WARNING) Well, this is a fine way for me to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month. I survived a young Black man raping me when I was five years old, and I’ve been subjected to decades of the stereotype of the Black male rapist and the racism behind it.  So, Read More

Richard Hamilton. I hesitate to even go into it at this point because it’s too easy. This post is probably a few years late. Of course I hate Rip now. We’re 20 games under .500 and headed straight for the lottery. He’s old and overpaid and well past the modest prime he achieved following the Read More

by R.A.B. Air America falls silent, and so my friend and former boss and fellow badass Megan Carpentier is back in the market for a writing gig. The year so far, for me at least, has been all about unemployment and liberal setbacks; this particular collision of both has shaken some talented, good people. I’ve Read More

By R.A.B. Over at Education Week’s LeaderTalk blog, former school superintendent Dennis Richards asks, “Should high school students take college courses?” Richards revisits a 2008 study by the Community College Research Center, where Karen Hughes and Melinda Karp asked, “Why would we take students who are not necessarily prepared for college, put them in a Read More

Martin Luther King was never the saintly, beloved man in life that he has become in death. Ari Kelman over at Edge of the West gave us permission to re-run this fantastic post on Martin Luther King, Jr., and the sterilization of his image. The Martin Luther King of American memory serves this nation as Read More

By R.A.B. In March of last year, as Texas’ unemployment rate crept to 6.7% (pdf), Governor (and hater of Texans) Rick Perry (R) publicly rejected his state’s $555 billion share of federal unemployment assistance from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Unemployment in his state now hovers at 8% (pdf). This year, Perry is back Read More

Previous Next