R.I.P. Meshach Taylor

From the New York Times: Meshach Taylor, the actor best known for playing the only male character on the popular television show “Designing Women,” died on Saturday at his home outside Los Angeles. He was 67. The cause was colorectal cancer, his agent, Dede Binder, said. Mr. Taylor played Anthony Bouvier, an ex-convict who became […]

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Response to Keith Essien

The following is a response to an article I wrote entitled “Bad and Sexy“. I wrote about the internet popularity of the now-infamous mugshot of Jeremy Meeks. My article got the attention of a lurker who goes by the name Keith Essien who dropped a lot of sexist and misogynist deuces. I asked him point […]

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R.I.P. Bobby Womack

From The Guardian: Bobby Womack, who has died aged 70, was one of the great soul singers, who, in a professional career that lasted nearly six decades, worked closely with leading musicians ranging from Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and Sly Stone to Damon Albarn and Gorillaz. Yet for many years, he was better […]

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Notable Links: 6-27/14

Sucking on That Lollipop: Pathological White Masculinity, 4chan, and Trolls Trolls are part of the online ecosphere. In their offline relationships, research has demonstrated that they are likely to be pathetic and sadistic misanthropes. The Internet gives them a space for validation. Trolling can also be part of a coordinated campaign to disrupt, distract, and […]

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Vern’s Venting: Homophobia

by Lavern Merriweather For a group of people that supposedly love the gays so damn much, so-called liberal white folks sure have a funny ass way of showing it. Recently, a college player by the name of Michael Sam came out as gay saying that he wants to change the face of the NFL. Even […]

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Bad and Sexy

I’m honestly furious and speechless. But I must try to approach this with the caution of a brain surgeon. I do not want to say anything that would come back to haunt me. So, I will do my best to keep my cool. The social media has been in a frenzy over a dude named […]

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