Revisiting Real Americas.

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Sarah Palin wouldn’t recognize these places. [...]

PostBourgie Podcast #2: Addicted To Bourgie

We’re back and at it again. PostBourgie: The Podcast, Episode 2: “Addicted to Bourgie.”

G.D., blackink, and I are joined by special guests, writer and photographer Syreeta McFadden, and Latoya Peterson from Racialicious and Jezebel. We chop it up about Obama’s first State of The Union address, Chris Matthews’ response to the address, and [...]

I’m Really Unsettled By This.

John McWhorter writes something that I agree with:

Tiger Woods, in designating himself truly a mutt rather than Black By Default, is ahead of the curve. There are those who think he was supposed to declare himself “black” because of how, say, police might see him. But to do that would be to deny that [...]

And All The Blacks Are Men, Pt. 301283.

Much is being made of Michael Luo’s piece in yesterday’s New York Times which explains how simply being black often hurts job seekers:

Johnny R. Williams, 30, would appear to be an unlikely person to have to fret about the impact of race on his job search, with companies like JPMorgan Chase and an M.B.A. [...]

Sundry Thoughts On Michael Steele at Howard.

1. They couldn’t fill Cramton Auditorium?

2. Apparently, when Michael Steele isn’t being a buffoon talking about “bling,” and hip-hop republicanism, he is the most boring speaker in the world.

3. Shoutout to The Hilltop!

4. Why is it that protesters who are yelling in favor of health care reform are being rude and [...]

How Barack Obama Won South Carolina.*

The Times has a long, long profile on Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama’s closest advisors during the campaign and who currently serves as a senior advisor in the White House. It begins thus:

On Jan. 25, 2008, the day before the South Carolina Democratic primary, Barack Obama endured a grueling succession of campaign events [...]

And What Color For Zimbabwe?

There’s a website called helpiranelection.com, and with a single click, you can put a lovely green patina over your Twitter avatar, to show your support the election dissenters in Iran.

After seeing a bunch of newly green avatars today, I tweeted this:

Um, why weren’t people changing the color of their avatars after the [...]

Angling for the Presidency.

Dick Cheney official photo

In his inaugural column for the Times, Ross Douthat argues that Cheney should have run for president so that America could have had a stouter debate on torture during the campaign. McCain couldn’t hold the pro-torture platform because he didn’t agree with the Bush/Cheney stand, and so the Bush/Cheney stand [...]