The Only Thing Missing From ‘The Best Man Holiday’ Was Madea.

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You’d be excused for mistaking this film for ‘Tyler Perry’s The Best Man Holiday.’ [...]

Ghetto Woman.

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It had been a shit week — I was even avoiding my mom’s phone calls. I never want to tell her the bad stuff. [...]

Random Midday Hotness: My Friends And I Have Cracked The Code. (Plus A Question.)

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We all dug Lorde’s “Royals” before it was inescapable, so it’s nice to hear a slightly different take on it to remind us why we banged with it so hard in the beginning. [...]

Random Midday Hotness: Miley Cyrus + The Roots. (Wait. What?)

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We have the same why-won’t-she-go-away relationship to Miley Cyrus that most reasonable folks do. But this version of her ubiquitous “We Can’t Stop” is pretty damn fun. [...]

Blogging Scandal: ‘It’s Handled,’ Season 3, Ep. 1

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When we last left Olivia Pope and the “parade of monsters,” as my play-cousin Linda Holmes calls them, the putative queen of the fixers had just been outed as the President’s mistress. Blowing up the [...]

When Afrocentric Art Goes Wrong: Merchandising the March on Washington.

Last Saturday I left my home in bumblef*ck Virginia to participate in the March on Washington Anniversary festivities in DC. I didn’t really know what to expect, outside of there being lots and lots of my people out in the streets, marching for justice and jobs and other important social issues. And while I knew [...]

‘The Butler’ and the Pitfalls of Positivity.

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Movies like ‘The Butler’ feel a lot like watching someone sing gospel at The Apollo — regardless of the execution, the only reaction the audience is really allowed to have is polite, respectful applause. [...]

‘Orange’ Is the New Crack: Two PBers Review the First Season.

They might crack smiles but ain’t a damn thing funny.

Perhaps Biggie and Jigga could trade bars without spoiling your favorite television shows, but we can’t. Not that we spoil everything–we’re admirably vague about the course (if not the culmination) of season one. But otherwise be warned that the below contains spoilers of Netflix’s Orange [...]