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I’ve been meaning to write this entry since a few months after I moved back to Kentucky from Philly, but I guess its better that I didn’t do it so soon.  After being natural for two years and spending one of those years in Louisville, KY, I’ve had a lot more time to really examine Read More

I’d had a sucky weekend.  The reasons why, the story about what happened, that doesn’t matter.  Just know that I’d spent my entire weekend indoors, stewing, just wanting to be somewhere else.  Finally, it was Sunday and I spent the day anxious to jump out of the house, if not out of my very skin, Read More

This is madness: Anderson Cooper interviews Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell, who has dedicated a stand-alone, frequently updated blog to attacking Chris Armstrong, the openly gay student-body president of the University of Michigan. Shirvell’s blog includes long rants about Armstrong’s personal life, chronicles Armstrong’s Facebook activity as well as the lives of Armstrong’s friends Read More

Coming in on the tail end of a meme is always interesting. Sometimes it’s just as hilarious as everyone who was on it from the beginning said it was. Sometimes it’s not hilarious, and rather, just pretty effed up. Case in point: Antoine Dodson, also known as the “Bed Intruder” dude. I was vaguely aware Read More

Crossposted from TAPPED. On Tuesday, I wrote about President Obama’s visit to The View today and suggested he bring up his new initiative to fight the HIV/AIDS in the black community. But as I predicted, Obama did not mention it, nor did he confront host Sherri Shepherd for blaming high rates of HIV/AIDS in the black Read More

Jamelle: This week’s controversy centered on Shirley Sherrod, an official with the USDA who was forced to resign today after a video surfaced of a speech she gave on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website. In the speech, Sherrod talks about an incident that happened when she worked for an agricultural nonprofit and a white farmer Read More

Joel Johnson at Gizmodo decides to “stalk” a black girl on Twitter: I realized most of my Twitter friends are like me: white dorks. So I picked out my new friend and started to pay attention. She’s a Christian, but isn’t afraid of sex. She seems to have some problems trusting men, but she’s not Read More