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The Caucasian Guide To Black Women’s Hair

The Caucasian Guide To Black Women’s Hair

May 25, 2017

By Michael Harriot – A not-so-brief explanation of Black hair

How To Sound White On The Phone: The NegusWhoRead Guide To Code-Switching

How To Sound White On The Phone: The NegusWhoRead Guide To Code-Switching

by Michael Harriot – a guide to sounding Caucasian on the phone

May 9, 2017

The 10 Greatest Hip Hop Stories Of All Time

The 10 Greatest Hip Hop Stories Of All Time

April 25, 2017

By Michael Harriot – a list of the best hip hop narratives

Sh*t Happens

Sh*t Happens

April 21, 2017

By Michael Harriot – on Steve Stephens and our need to make it mean something

THROWBACK NEGUSWHOREAD

The Seven Habits of Highly Enjoyable White People

The Seven Habits of Highly Enjoyable White People

May 24, 2016

By Michael Harriot – The traits of cool-ass White people

The Top Ten Black Friends of All Time

August 9, 2016

The Top Ten Black Friends of All Time

By Michael Harriot – The Greatest Black Friends in History

PODCASTS/Web Series

  • Entertainment & Culture
    Tuskegee, Missouri and How to Build a Black Beast

    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.

  • Politics & Race
    It’s Time To Admit It: The Police Are Racist

    While the Internet was once again awash in what seems like its semimonthly outrage over cellphone footage of a police officer abusing another unarmed person of color, the New York Times published a story that was far more frustrating and scream-about-able. Selecting Greensboro, N.C.—because of the state’s detailed traffic-stop data collection—the article documented a systemized history of stopping, searching and arresting black men and women that some readers found unbelievable. Meanwhile, black people’s response to the article was even more revealing: “Duh.”

  • Humor
    How to Talk to White People about Blackface

    This article originally appeared on Deadspin here As the inevitable Halloween Week avalanche of white people caught in blackfacehas begun, we present, for your information, my keynote address at October’s Secret Global White People Meeting. First off, I would like to thank you for allowing me to address you during one of the busiest times […]

  • Humor
    The Caucasian’s Guide to Black Churches

    Eleven a.m. Sunday morning was once called “the most segregated hour in America,” but as the nation becomes more diverse, so do its institutions of worship. Steeped in traditions passed down since slavery, churches are one of the cornerstones of the African-American community, and navigating the subtleties of these Black houses of praise can be challenging. Luckily, we have assembled here a comprehensive guide that will help those of Caucasian descent when visiting this unfamiliar territory...

  • Entertainment & Culture
    The New Negro and the Lost Art of Shutting the Fuck Up

    It is rare to hear anyone — celebrity, preacher or even grocery store cashier willing to admit they could possibly be wrong about anything. Even when presented with factual evidence, today’s ego-driven star will, at worse, admit that they may have been taken out of context. Serial sayer-of-stupid-shit Stephen A. Smith still hasn’t admitted that there is never a good time to punch a woman, that Black lives do matter, or that he was lying about KD going to the Lakers. It’s almost as if admitting a mistake in stringing his nonsensical sentences together lessens his credibility. As if he ever had any.