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NYC Baker Makes "Drunken Negro Face" Cookies; Threatens Obama

January 25, 2009
The owner of the Lafayette French Pastery in NYC’s Greenwich Village (located at 26 Greenwich Ave New York, NY 10011-8319 Phone: (212) 242-7580) thought is making a new cookie: Drunken Negro Faces. In the following news story by local news … Continue reading read more »
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Black LGBT Folk To Protest Rick Warren's MLK Day Sermon at King's Church

January 16, 2009
The layers of the following story are a mess. But let’s jump in: One year ago this weekend, then-Senator Barack Obama delivered a speech at Ebenezer Baptist Church where he very directly challenged the Black church and by extension the … Continue reading read more »
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What it Looks Like Now: The Obama Presidency

January 15, 2009
Yesterday I appeared on GRIT.TV with Laura Flanders talking about controversy surrpinding Obama’s choosing Rick Warren as the person giving the Invocation for the Inauguration. I said on the show, that to me, the choice represented 3 things: Obama has … Continue reading read more »
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The Clintons Take Drama to Shakespearean Levels

August 13, 2008
How much like the Macbeths are the Clintons? Though they switch roles between Lady M and McB himself, the two seem to be hell-bent on remaining in power and will bring down the Democratic Party in the process if they … Continue reading read more »
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New Yorker Obama Cover: Satire or Racist Sensationalism?

July 15, 2008
By now you’ve heard about the infamous cover of this week’s New Yorker magazine, which is a (presumably) satirical take on all the internet rumors circulated by The Right about Obama–he’s secretly a Muslim, his wife (Michelle Obama) is a … Continue reading read more »
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This Week in Black Masculinity: Barack Obama, R. Kelly, and Usher

June 17, 2008
Black men were in the news this week–and only one of them involved a criminal trial. But all of them in some way or another deal with problematic around Black men/masculinties and black male sexuality. On Sunday, Barack Obama spent … Continue reading read more »
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John McCain: About As Inspiring as Cold Oatmeal

June 7, 2008
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What's So Different About Oregon & Kentucky???

May 21, 2008
The nano-second after the polls closed in Kentucky, CNN announced Clinton to be the winner of the primary there–and she won the primary with a 30 point lead. Over the last week, the press has been obsessed with Clinton being … Continue reading read more »
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Give Me That Ole Time Racism: Obama "Monkey" Shirts Appear in Georgia

May 14, 2008
I shouldn’t even repeat this by posting it, but a bar in Marietta, GA (a burb of ATL) has been making this T-shirt, which has Black folks protesting in front of the bar: Photo by TimothyJ-Flickr And this was a … Continue reading read more »
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Was Clinton Behind Jeremiah Wright's Resurface?

April 29, 2008
I knew something about this didn’t smell right. Initially, watching Reverend Jeremiah Wright on PBS was really useful and informative, and then seeing him in front of the National Press Club was, well, interesting. I actually very much appreciated his … Continue reading read more »
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