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.”

Scheming on that Green.

Via Kevin Dooley, CC 2.0

If you remember back to the ’08 campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama were both touting the importance of creating “green-collar” jobs as a kind of economic and environmental silver bullet. These jobs in wind and solar energy would help wean America off of fossil fuels and foreign [...]

If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, Part Two

Say what you will about Spike Lee’s polemics; the man knows how to craft a powerful narrative. Whereas Part One of If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise opened with the excitement of the Saint’s Superbowl win, the opening montage of Part Two—filled with footage of the havoc wreaked by the oil spill—set [...]

‘I was in the White House for Six Months. That’s Six Months Longer Than You.’

I spent most of yesterday off the grid, running around the Omni Shoreham Hotel in DC helping my colleagues pull off an amazing conference for Campus Progress.

Van Jones was one of the keynotes (aside: who knew dude was so goofy? I didn’t.) and much of the coverage of the conference has focused on [...]