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Blipster Bingo


Gotta love the creativity here. Hat tips to The Couch Sessions, who jacked it from Non Threatening Black Male.

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Say it with me: "President Obama"


p5rn7vb The new American power couple From Barack’s historic remarks last night: Sixteen months have passed since we first stood together on the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois.  Thousands of miles have been traveled.  Millions of voices have been heard.  And because of what you said – because you decided that […]

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"Passing Strange" starts its Broadway run on February 8


Regular readers of this blog know that I am a huge fan of Stew’s musical, Passing Strange, having been fortunate enough to see it during its run at the Public Theater last summer.  Good news is that this Black rock musical is set to open at the Belasco Theater on February 8.  This is a […]

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Rock on NYC's Hot 97?

Here’s further evidence of the cultural shift.  I’m channel surfing in the car on the way home last night and I stop by Hot 97.  Funkmaster Flex was doin’ his thing.  But what really caught me off guard was that he threw  some classic rock into his set: Joan Jett’s "I Love Rock n Roll"; […]

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Fear Of A Black President

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Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings


p5rn7vb A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”


In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown


A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web


So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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