Olivia Pope Is Not Sally Hemings.

During last week’s ‘Scandal’ recap, I expressed annoyance with Olivia’s likening her relationship to Fitz to that of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings — and the adamant Twitter cosigning of that janky-ass analogy. But if you want to understand how vastly different these two situations are, try thinking up a label for the relationship [...]

Random Throwups.

The first and second installments of a four-part series of mock commercials part of Pierre Bennu’s larger series of paintings and films “deconstructing and re-envisioning images of people of color in commercial and pop culture.”

Had me chortling in all sort of inappropriateness here at the college library cafe.

Check Bennu’s exittheapple.com for [...]

Review: American Uprising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt.

When people think of slave revolts in United States history, the Nat Turner rebellion is usually what comes to mind. On August 21, 1831, Turner led a group of slaves in a rebellion that resulted in the deaths of almost 60 white men, women, and children. While I don’t remember ever going into much depth [...]

McCain's Next Attack?

If the all-knowing Jake Tapper is correct, McCain’s next attack will be on comments Obama made seven years ago during a radio appearance in a discussion about slavery and the Constitution.

Political Punch (long, I know):

In that show — WBEZ-FM’s “Odyssey” — Obama discussed the role of the courts in civil rights.

Today, aides [...]