Poor Kanye West. The brotha can’t get any respect. Love him or hate him, he is the rapper some people love to hate, and most of that hate comes from the popular perception of his confidence being seen as cockiness and an inflated ego complex seen through the mainstream lens. Recently, West has done an […]Read More Defending Kanye or The Childlike Minority Stereotype
Elderly Chinese Couple Takes On San Francisco’s Tech-Driven Gentrifiers The Lees worked in the city for decades, raised their family in their apartment and still care for a disabled daughter in their home. When developer Matthew Miller offered buyouts to the other tenants, the Lees tried to move as well. But as seniors on fixed […]Read More Notable Links: 9-26/13
by Lavern Merriweather For the past several days, New York Yankees star player Alex Rodriguez has had some splaining to do with the powers-that-be of baseball. After it was discovered that he used a banned substance, the Commissioner of the Sports decided to suspend him until 2014, or whenever the hell he feels like. So, […]Read More Vern’s Venting: ABB
This morning, while at work, I stumbled across the website of a local newspaper in a neighboring county. I didn’t realize that it was a newspaper until I noticed a few links to articles about the latest crimes, all violent. I had a bad feeling, but I wasn’t too surprised. All crime reports involved young […]Read More Is the news media racially biased?
Ladies and Gentlemen, brothas and sistas, meet Andrew Moskowitz. He lives in Decatur, Georgia and is a hiring manager for a company (thought to have been The Cotton Mill, until it was discounted as mistaken information). As you can see, he’s a dog person. He is also a closeted racist who revealed himself in a […]Read More Meet Andrew Moskowitz (SECOND UPDATE)
Nina Davuluri Is America’s Future Nina Davuluri is the first Indian-American to hold the title of Miss America and it should be something for all Americans to celebrate. Her story, after all, is one of the more optimistic news about immigration in recent times. Alas, it’s a victory marred by waves of racist backlash in […]Read More Notable Links: 9-20/13 (New Format)
by Lavern Merriweather Thirty years ago, the late comedic genius Peter Sellers had a big hit with a movie called “Being There”. In that movie he plays a Forrest Gump like simpleton who comes from a rich, sheltered background who somehow manages to fool prominent members of high society after they invite him into their […]Read More Vern’s Venting: White in America