I know this song has been everywhere, but damn if I don’t love Adele:

The foreclosure crisis in Prince George’s County, a wealthy suburb of DC.

Welfare reform turns 15.

The gospel of healthy eating in the Mississippi delta.

$8 Eggs and the Cost of Food.

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Jane Black wrote a piece recently for the Atlantic discussing the price of eggs at her local farmers market (emphasis mine):

My first instinct was that the egg guy was gouging people, like me, who have enthusiastically embraced efforts to build an alternative to our industrial food system. But it turns out [...]

Famine in the Horn of Africa.

entrance to Dadaab refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya

Between Anderson Cooper, Bono, and the New York Times deigning to (at least briefly) put a story about famine on the front page, it seems the world has finally taken notice of the unfolding disaster in the Horn of Africa.

It is about DAMN time. The [...]


Without further ado, “Otis”:

Oh look, another article about who black women should be dating. Great.

Our own jbouie on last night’s debate.

A new poll finds that only 34 percent of Americans would be able to find $1,000 in their savings account if they needed to.

And lastly, your Friday cute.

Have [...]


I’m not going to venture an opinion on The Help other than to say Mary J. is at it again:

I’m also not going to mention that this is (at least) the second time she’s been on a soundtrack with a song that is possibly better than the movie. On to the leftovers:

Black [...]


Motownphilly’s back again, courtesy of NKTOBSB:

Documenting the fashion histories of women of color.

Thanks to the lockout, NFL free agency is completely bonkers this year.

Yale can’t locate a single person of color to talk about the environment.

The full backstory on Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness.”

Getting Even, DC City Council Edition.

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As we’ve mentioned before, the DC City Council is kind of a hot mess right now. And Council Chairman Kwame Brown (pictured above) is only making it worse.

On Monday, Brown announced a shuffle of committee assignments, removing popular Ward 6 Councilman Tommy Wells from his chairmanship of the Committee for Public [...]

Why Food Aid Still Matters.

In case you weren’t glued the to C-SPAN this week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture debated and passed its 2012 budget. Its jurisdiction consists mainly of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food and Drug Administration, and several smaller programs.

It was not pretty. Most of the worst amendments failed, but [...]