R.I.P. Roddy Piper

From the NY Daily News: Legendary wrestling champion “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61, World Wrestling Entertainment has confirmed. The WWE Hall of Famer passed away in his Hollywood, Calif. home of natural causes, TMZ reported. Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006 but last fall said that he […]

Read More R.I.P. Roddy Piper

Faced With Fatigue

I’m beyond tired. I’m sick and tired. I’m sick and tired of hearing about another black woman dying in prison. I’m tired of black men dying in the streets. I’m tired of these confederate-loving assholes marching everywhere defending their flag and inciting overt racism. I’m tired of being pissed off at Bill Cosby for being […]

Read More Faced With Fatigue

R.I.P. Bobbi Kristina Brown

From the Huff Post: Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died Sunday, according to Entertainment Tonight. She was 22 years old. Brown was hospitalized on Jan. 31 after she was found unresponsive by her boyfriend Nick Gordon and her friend, Max Lomas, in a bathtub at the couple’s […]

Read More R.I.P. Bobbi Kristina Brown

The Case of Sandra Bland

Sandra Bland was a young black woman who was pulled over during a traffic stop in a Texas town. She was on her way to a new job as a college outreach worker when police stopped and arrested her. She was thrown into jail and was soon found hanging by a plastic trash bag, dead. […]

Read More The Case of Sandra Bland

R.I.P. Ms. Melodie

From the Washington Post: In an age when the leading female hip-hop artist has crossed over to be a pop cultural icon, it may be hard to grasp the significance of one Ramona Scott, aka Ms. Melodie, the old school rapper who died Tuesday. The Flatbush-born artist only had one album, which didn’t sell many […]

Read More R.I.P. Ms. Melodie