the trouble with standing for kaep while caping for floyd

I logged into Facebook after this weekend's heavily publicized fight to see that people were apparently (incorrectly) equating Floyd Mayweather's "victory" over Conor McGregor to Black excellence. First things first. [...]

linguistic lessons: the etymological origins of fauxtep

I'm fairly certain that wayward man of Erykah Badu's acclaimed Call Tyrone fame, was a fauxtep. He had good dick, or perhaps his penis had been magnetized by Ms. Medulla [...]

america’s black kangs are upset with the most preeminent athlete of our time

Unless you've been scavenging the bottom of the garbage patch that is the Pacific Ocean, you know that Serena Williams recently announced that she's pregnant. By her F-I-A-N-C-E. Now a [...]

the elusivity of whites and privilege

A few weeks ago, a clueless white chick--sadly, a former middle and high school classmate of mine--felt the need to apologize to me for her being born white and my [...]

when sounding “white” upsets the whites

One day, several years ago, a Black female colleague at a previous job told me that our white colleagues described my emails as "scathing". Pause. Below, the definition of scathing: [...]

broken as fvck: plastic wings and turning tables

By now, we've all had time to ingest, digest and regurgitate the season one finale of Issa Rae's pièce de résistance, Insecure. This episode, entitled Broken as F**k, like countless [...]

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the conundrum of bridget jones’s baby

The concept of the movie Bridget Jones's Baby, released September 16 of this year, is problematic for several reasons. Walk with me. If Bridget Jones' was Briana Jenkins, a quirky [...]

ryan lochte is the poster child for white privilege and dudebro shenanigans

Troglodytic mentality. Those are just about the only two words I can think of that appropriately describe the oft pernicious behavior of dudebros, Ryan Lochte being the most recent offender. [...]

the birth of a rape conviction threatens film, the birth of a nation, and rightfully so

I was once captivated by the concept of Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation. But in my heart of hearts, with the recent revelations leveled against him and the [...]

black swim: what simone manuel’s gold medal means for america

Today, I've come across commentary on the internet inquiring why the media has to bring race into Simone Manuel's momentous achievement. She is the first Black woman to win a [...]