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By Michael Harriot – How we have become desensitized to black death
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by Michael Harriot – On Marc Smith, Luvvie Kendrick Lamar and the rise of outrage.
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By Michael Harriot – My life with Prince
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By Michael Harriot – A breakdown of the various types of Hotep
The Black One
The Real Negus kick off the New Year keeping you “woke” on voting, Bill Cosby, the Miss Universe pageant and all the other stuff you missed over the holidays! There are a million web series that keep you entertained… Only one helps you “STAY WOKE!”
Entertainment & Culture
When the Temptations released “Give Love At Christmas” in 1980, they had already cemented their position as one of the greatest musical groups of all time. Now I know some caucasian baby-boomer who stumbled across this article is already guffawing at that statement, but I bet your 17-year-old nephew can summon the words to the […]
Entertainment & Culture
This article originally appeared on TheRoot and VerySmartBrothas “I don’t fuck with him no more” Judas – 1 B.C. Since those words were uttered, each year people everywhere scrub past friends, haters and general acquaintances from the list of people they choose to associate with. Each year we catalog the group of people with whom […]
By Michael Harriot - WHy Rosa Parks might scoff at this generation
By Michael Harriot - For White people who have to visit Black people at Thanksgiving
Politics & Race
One of the biggest problems with people of privilege is they believe that their personal feelings should trump any and every other thing—including laws and facts. When their safety, property or even their simple comfort is in jeopardy, their response is always to close ranks and put their wagon train in a circle. You see, white fright is bigger than the Constitution, data or even the truth because whenever there is a crisis, the privileged automatically go into the default mode of “protect mine,” and in the psyche of privilege, everything—the country, the schools, and the neighborhoods—is all theirs.
Most people would wrongly assign the time of Trump’s “Great America” to a period somewhere during the 1980’s. After all, the official Republican party platform requires each GOP candidate to perform figurative fellatio on the memory of the conservative messiah - Ronald Reagan. But, whenever anyone removes the Gipper's dead dick from their mouth long enough to wades through the actual facts of the Reagan’s presidential term (high unemployment,a terrible economy, Iran-Contra, the beginning of the crack epidemic and the drug war, etc.) they begin to see that the 80’s weren’t as terrific as you’d think they were. Plus, the decade that gave birth to Milli Vanilli and the mullet can’t be great, by definition.
One of the trickiest things about one-time flings is selecting a partner who understands and knows what it is. There’s nothing worse than thinking you had a mysterious night of passion and romance, and having that thirsty nigga show up at your job with flowers the next day, talmbout “can we go out to lunch?”
Entertainment & Culture
Last weekend historic Tuskegee University celebrated its 2015 Homecoming in the usual style of an HBCU - unrestrained revelry flavored with the history and nostalgia to which the “Black Ivy League” institution is accustomed. The Montgomery Advertiser sent Albert Cesare - noted for his photojournalism and lack of melanin - to document the weekend, and he returned with what can only be described as a clusterfuck of insults and gut-punches meant to demean the legendary institution, and by proxy - her graduates.
We asked our interns here to comb through his previous works of science fiction and they found more than a few claims that raise questions and eyebrows about the credibility and sanity of Dr. Carson. We have listed a few of the more preposterous ones here.
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