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No Shame Day: Working to Eradicate Mental Illness Stigma in the Black Community

No Shame Day: Working to Eradicate Mental Illness Stigma in the Black Community

06.28.2012
Our need for the first annual observation of No Shame Day on Monday, July 2 could be traced to any number of get-right-quick antidotes....
PostBourgie: Giving Up Football, And Losing A Language

PostBourgie: Giving Up Football, And Losing A Language

05.28.2012
The cloud of chronic traumatic encephalopathy -- the concussion-related brain disease that had led to mental illness and Alzheimer's-like...

Why Marriage Equality Is Not Enough

05.18.2012
As you might have heard by now, President Barack Obama has expressed his belief that gay people should be able to get married. I want to...
On Trayvon Martin and Building Transracial Solidarity

On Trayvon Martin and Building Transracial Solidarity

04.16.2012
In the wake of the murder of Trayvon Martin, some people have been reminded that anti-black racist violence is, in fact, a regular problem...
Random Midday Hotness: Marvin Chilling — And Killing It

Random Midday Hotness: Marvin Chilling — And Killing It

04. 2.2012
Here's Marvin Gaye, who would have been 73 today, performing "I Want You" while lounging on the couch in a Belgian hotel room. Epic.
Community - Season 3, Ep. 11:

Community - Season 3, Ep. 11: "Urban Matrimony and the Sandwich Arts"

03.16.2012
It's about time that we got a Shirley-centric episode. Yvette Nicole Brown, aside from her ping-pong rivalry with Jeff, has been pretty...
Colored TV: Week in Review

Colored TV: Week in Review

03. 2.2012
Colored TV is a new PostBourgie feature that looks at television series through the lenses of race and class. Up first: "Parenthood" and...
Jeremy Lin doesn't make you Larry Wilmore

Jeremy Lin doesn't make you Larry Wilmore

02.17.2012
Jeremy Lin is much more than a fortune cookie. Treat him as such.

Chris Brown, A History of Violence and What Men Learn

02.17.2012
Let's not think of it as a defense of Brown. Let's consider it a plea for worthier troubled souls.
In 'Unsung,' Ray Parker Jr. Is Your Cool Uncle

In 'Unsung,' Ray Parker Jr. Is Your Cool Uncle

02.10.2012
In keeping with this season's trend of featuring musicians who haven't faded into bitter oblivion, the latest Unsung heralds the career...

5 Contemporary Soul Cyranos

01.31.2012
Male soul, R&B, and hip-hop artists have long served as Cyranos for brothers who can't seem to express the right sentiments without digging...
GOP Racism: It's Not Just for Newt

GOP Racism: It's Not Just for Newt

01.30.2012
By employing phrases like "food-stamp president," Newt Gingrich has become a symbol of racialized politics. But he's not the only one...
In Memory of Common Sense:  VSB's 'Rape Responsibility' Fail

In Memory of Common Sense: VSB's 'Rape Responsibility' Fail

01.25.2012
To posit that a woman's behavior can be a means for stopping rape is a slap in the face to all the women who "followed all the rules" and...
Why the

Why the "Shit Girls Say" Meme is Sexist, Racist and Should End

01. 9.2012
I arrived late to the new meme "Shit Girls Say," but my family members were quick to fill me in over the holidays. I laughed -- but only...