The Odd Habits and Foibles of Sexy Black Women on the Internet.

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 Ever.



I wrote a post for Ta-Nehisi earlier this week that got a lot of discussion and was even picked up by Andrew Sullivan. I’m excited about it not just because my name was all over the innanets for a day, but because it drew attention to something that people don’t talk about widely enough: [...]

The Draft.

Maureen Dowd writes about boys “drafting” girls.

A group of soon-to-be freshmen boys at Landon, an elite private grade school and high school for boys in the wealthy Washington suburb of Montgomery County, Md., was drafting local girls.

One team was called “The Southside Slampigs,” and one boy dubbed his team with crude street slang [...]

NYC’s Paid Sick Time Act Doesn’t Help Women (Much).

Late last year, I blogged about the NYC Paid Sick Time Act for TAPPED. At the time, the city council bill was being framed as a public health issue, post-H1N1 and seasonal influenza scares.

Currently in committee after being revised, the bill is modeled on a San Francisco ordinance that provides paid sick time [...]

Jodie Abigail Landon, Queen of the Negroes.

Latoya Peterson pens a love-letter to Daria on the day the series was released on DVD, noting that today’s MTV couldn’t produce such sharp fare:

The series’ complex web of teen life is almost impossible to imagine in the demographic-obsessed media market that has emerged since, when so many personalities gracing MTV direct all [...]

When a ‘Nick’ is More Than a ‘Nick.’

I understand that the American Academy of Pediatrics recent decision to support a doctor-performed ritual ‘nick’ of female genitalia is a form of harm reduction for girls in the U.S. Surely, a nick, or a scratch, or shallow cut performed in a sterile environment is a far better option than having the clitoris and/or [...]

R.I.P. Dorothy Height.

Today, much has been said about Dr. Dorothy Height’s life and legacy. I don’t have much to add, aside from saying that she was highly revered by many of my classmates at Howard University.

The WaPo has a great slideshow up now. I know some people are partial to her hats and sequins, but [...]