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Tommy Ford Dead At 52

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.25.2016 | Black Voices

Thomas “Tommy” Ford, best known for his role as Tommy Strawn on the hit 90’s show “Martin, died on Wednesday at age 52 in Atlanta. The actor h...

15 Ultimate Throwback Squad Goals We Wish We Were Part Of

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices

A solid squad is essential. Only recently, however, has the term "squad goals" become popular through social media. Urban dictionary defines squad goa...

These 22 TV Theme Songs Will Have You Singing Along. We Guarantee It.

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 07.10.2015 | Black Voices

A show was only as good as its theme song back in the day. Those catchy show-openers were a crucial part of why we keep coming back to these old schoo...

'Oomph' and Origin of Life at Hydrothermal Vents

Suzan Mazur | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science
Suzan Mazur

Following are excerpts from my interviews on the origin of life at hydrothermal springs with Michael Russell and Elbert Branscomb, peppered with comments from Nick Lane.

What Divorce Brings Part Two

Amy Koko | Posted 08.24.2014 | Divorce
Amy Koko

I have been in my second relationship for 5 years, following the end of my 27 year marriage. I cannot tell you how different it is. We eat dinner together, sometimes I make it, sometimes he makes it, sometimes we eat tuna sandwiches. During dinner we talk. Yes talk.

Sandy Frank: An Appreciation

Tom Teicholz | Posted 06.24.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

Sanford Jay Frank, the Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, screenwriting guru and conservative ideologue whom everyone called Sandy, died at his home in Calabasas on April 18.

Could a Trayvon Martin Happen in LA?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.23.2013 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

It would force those California legislators that have made some soundings about the deadliness of Florida's and other state's stand your ground laws to look closer to home at California's statues on what is and what isn't considered justifiable self-defense.

I'm With Mitt: A Quick Aside for Christie

Steven Brykman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Steven Brykman

I'm not one to let the Republicans get away with much, as anyone knows who's read any part of this blog, but there's only one word to describe NPR's coverage of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's recent lap-band surgery -- unfair.

I'm with Mitt: The Amercian Dream

Steven Brykman | Posted 07.07.2013 | Comedy
Steven Brykman

The jobs report is not looking good. Unemployment is up to 8.2 percent. If the economy is really what this is all about, I suppose Romney might actually win this thing. This is not good. But hey, in brighter economic news: Romney fundraiser means free bagels for Brykman!

I'm With Mitt: (And Tragically Not With Steve Martin!)

Steven Brykman | Posted 06.26.2013 | Comedy
Steven Brykman

It's official, folks! I was just issued my entry badge, complete with retractable elastic belt clip. Little old Jewie-B now has 24/7 access to the Romney Campaign Headquarters.

BACKSTAGE PASS: The Dallas International Guitar Festival ... My Search for the World's Most Valuable Guitar

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.08.2012 | Entertainment

Every April for the last 35 years, guitar maniacs, whether they can play or not, make their way to Dallas, Texas for the annual Dallas International Guitar Festival.

WATCH: Downton Abbey Goes '90s

Posted 08.25.2012 | Comedy

"Downton Abbey" has seen a lot of spoofs these past few months. Between Jimmy Fallon's "Downton Sixbey" and the ever-delicious "Downton Arby's," you m...

The Best Of '90s TV | Posted 05.26.2012 | TV

Remember the '90s? Neither do we, but these TV shows provide a pretty good snapshot of what that brightly-colored decade looked, sounded and even smel...

The Art Of Being Demetri Martin

Claire Brooks | Posted 03.20.2012 | Arts
Claire Brooks

Through his wry sense of humor and child-like drawings Demetri Martin easily traverses philosophical questions along with awkward situations of daily life. Two of his biggest fans, Jacob and Claire Brooks (13 and 11, respectively), caught up with him for an interview about his book.

Five Great Black TV Christmases

Stacia L. Brown | Posted 02.22.2012 | Black Voices
Stacia L. Brown

It's hard for a sitcom to produce a Very Special Christmas Episode, without it seeming overwarmed, cliched, or just plain ol' corny.

Israel-Palestine Plate Heating Up

Steve Clemons | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home
Steve Clemons

Obama, Netanyahu and various Palestinian officials are scrambling to act as if they have some plan to move the peace process forward, when in fact, most of it is insincere posturing designed to pour concrete on what has thus far been failure.

My S&M Relationship With Citi and Morgan

Martin T. Sosnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin T. Sosnoff

Finally, I understand why loan volume at major banks remains stillborn. Bankers only want to write loans on their own draconian terms.

Copper and Coal, the Poor Man's Gold

Martin T. Sosnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin T. Sosnoff

I am in love with copper, with coal, iron ore and oil, too, in that order, but not gold. Honchos scored with gold last year, but now gold is coming in, even with the Middle East in flux and incindiary.

Trade in Your Bonds for Equities

Martin T. Sosnoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Martin T. Sosnoff

The world is witnessing serious commodity inflation in oil, copper, iron ore and grains. All this could lead to tightening by central banks, worldwide.

Tracy Morgan's I Am The New Black: Manchild In 30 Rock's Promised Land

Barry Michael Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Barry Michael Cooper

This memoir, craftes like an extended series of self-revealing tweets, may have the potential of a new sort of literary classic, say Twitter meets Richard Wright's Black Boy.

Pain-Free Cruising: Norwegian Cruise Line Goes Freestyle

Jenny Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jenny Block

If traditional cruising with all of that assigned dinner seating and pre-scheduled entertainment rubs you the wrong way, find a cruise line that suits how you like to travel.

Sam Stein

The Amazing Story Of Saxby Chambliss' Bum Knee | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six years ago, Saxby Chambliss was able to win a seat in the United States Senate by deploying a series of highly personalized swipes at incumbent Dem...