On the last day of Black History Month™, Tracy joins Jamelle, Terryn and G.D. to discuss her satirical Little Known Black History Facts, the pushback to it,  and the touchiness around Black History Month writ large.  Listen here, or subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher. This episode was produced by the great Channing Kennedy.

Empire is doing almost inconceivably crazy numbers each week, and it’s become the kind of watercooler show that isn’t supposed to exist any more.  We know we’re jumping into the recap game late on this, but this show is undeniable. Terryn and Ang will be doing the Thursday-morning quarterbacking for the rest of the season. — G.D.  Read More

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his assassination, Malcolm’s daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, wags her fingers at today’s young protesters.

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After Sony agreed to let Spider-Man join the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the call have returned with a fervor for Miles Morales — the Afro-Latino Spider-Man from the Ultimate Universe — to be in the next big-screen Spider-Man flick.

The legacies of Our Greatest Presidents™ as they pertained to black folks were in many ways, complete catastrophes. Washington was a wealthy planter and a son of Virginia  — and thus deeply invested in the institution of slavery (By the end of his life, he owned hundreds of human beings at his plantation at Mount Vernon.) Because Washington was the Read More

When Andrew Sullivan announced he was stepping down from blogging, it prompted a whole lot of serious navel-gazing from the blogosphere, which has a bunch of conventions that Sullivan played a big role in shaping. We’ll leave alone Sully’s often-infuriating, myopic racial ideas for a hot minute (*ahem*) but it says something that folks who disagreed Read More