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Simplistic Thoughts, Simple Minds

Jim Goldman | Posted 07.29.2014 | Media
Jim Goldman

Two people who should have known better, flopping around in the gutter of stupidity saying "Look at me! Look at me!" Let's do them all a favor and start looking the other way.

MSNBC Host Calls Don Lemon 'White Leader'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Touré labeled CNN's black news anchor Don Lemon as a "white leader" for not speaking up against white-on-white violence. "The Cycle" co-ho...

Touré Sounds Off On 'Proper Negro Fatigue'

Posted 06.11.2013 | Black Voices

MSNBC host Touré sounded off on a hot topic in the black community Monday: the exhaustion African Americans feel with repeatedly having to dispel ste...

Touré Defends MSNBC's All-White Primetime Lineup

Posted 06.11.2013 | Media

Co-host of MSNBC's "The Cycle" Touré joined HuffPost Live host Marc Lamont Hill Thursday and defended his network's all-white primetime lineup. The ...

WATCH: Touré Freaks Out On LL Cool J

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 04.11.2013 | Media

Brad Paisley and LL Cool J sparked quite the controversy when they released a song together titled "Accidental Racist" on Tuesday. The track outraged ...

Why Liberals Should Stand With Rand

Scott Blakeman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Ron Wyden was the only Democratic senator to stand with Rand Paul during the filibuster. Where were the other liberals?

MSNBC Host: Drone Critics 'Getting A Little Soft'

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.14.2013 | Media

MSNBC's Touré addressed the critics of his views on the Obama administration's drone policy on Monday. The "Cycle" co-host was singled out for his...

WATCH: MSNBC Hosts Deeply Divided On Drones

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.08.2013 | Media

MSNBC hosts split sharply from each other on Tuesday over the question of the Obama administration's drone policy. The majority of the channel's pr...

The Unconvention: Comparing Democrats and Republicans

92nd Street Y | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

In this clip from September 9th's The Unconvention, the panel talks about the competing philosophies between the Democrat and Republican parties. TIM...

The Unconvention: Current State of the Presidential Race

92nd Street Y | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y and Comedy Central's Indecision "The Unconvention" took place on Sunday, September 9th at 92YTribeca. A night featuring a mixture of ser...

Toure's 'Ni--erization' Charge Against Romney Campaign

Brian Palmer | Posted 10.20.2012 | Media
Brian Palmer

With the Romney campaign, as it was with Reagan's, welfare is the weaponized code word. It's the GOP's 21st century Southern strategy deployed to stir up resentment, anger, and yes, hatred.

The Romney Campaign's Strategic Race-Baiting

Feisal G. Mohamed | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics
Feisal G. Mohamed

We should all have grown tired of the media cycle of fixating on a politician's remark until an apology is offered. But some remarks form a pattern worth analyzing. One pattern now clear is the racially charged political speech emerging from the Romney campaign.

MSNBC Host Issues Public Apology

Posted 08.17.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Touré apologized Friday for using the n-word in his discussion of Mitt Romney. On Thursday, the co-host of "The Cycle" alleged that Romne...

WATCH: MSNBC Host Hits Romney With N-Word Accusation

Posted 10.17.2012 | Media

MSNBC's Touré aroused the ire of the Romney campaign when he used the n-word to describe its tactics against President Obama. Speaking on "The Cyc...

Jack Mirkinson

'The Cycle': Inside MSNBC's New 3 PM Show | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 08.21.2012 | Media

MSNBC has found its replacement for Dylan Ratigan's show: "The Cycle." The new program, which the network was set to announce on Thursday, will fea...

And The 'Girls' Backlash Begins

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.16.2012 | TV

HBO's hotly anticipated comedy "Girls" premiered last night to 872,000 viewers. The Lena Dunham-created, Judd Apatow-produced series presents itself a...

WATCH: Piers Morgan's Epic Brawl With MSNBC Pundit

Posted 05.31.2012 | Media

Piers Morgan got into a furious fight with author and MSNBC contributor Touré on Friday over his interview with the brother of Trayvon Martin shooter...

Et Tu, Touré? A Critic of White Privilege Is Oblivious to Marital Privilege

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.07.2012 | Home
Bella DePaulo

So those are my two choices? Either I'm providing for my family or I'm out to boost my ego, my status, and my self-image? Touré, there are around 100 million adults who are not married, and that's just counting the ones in the U.S.

Christina Wilkie

Jodi Kantor: Michelle Obama's Life In The Spotlight | Christina Wilkie | Posted 03.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jodi Kantor's recent book,"The Obamas," is a best-selling portrait of the president and first lady's lives in the White House, and one t...

Touré and Henry Louis Gates Discuss 'Post-Blackness' | Posted 11.30.2011 | Black Voices

The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., sat down with Touré to talk about racial authenticity, being black during Obama's presidency and w...

Tyler Perry, Al Sharpton and the "Proper Negro" Remark

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Tyler Perry has been hit with the kind of haterology only reserved for a black man who was able to stealthily rise to become the highest paid man in all of Hollywood. Not the highest paid black man... the highest paid man, period.

Is Racism Actually Worse in the Age of Obama?

Keli Goff | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices
Keli Goff

There are plenty of downsides to racism, but the biggest is perhaps the fear and paranoia it instills in those who have experienced it or seen it up close and personal.

The New Black Aesthetic Revisited

Trey Ellis | Posted 11.26.2011 | Black Voices
Trey Ellis

With the publication of Toure's Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness, I have been inundated with requests for my 1989 essay, "The New Black Aesthetic," to which Toure's enjoyable work is a book-length update and homage.

Rebecca Carroll

WATCH: Touré On Michael Vick's White-Wash And Post-Black In America | Rebecca Carroll | Posted 11.13.2011 | Black Voices

Cultural critic Touré’s article in the September 5 issue of ESPN magazine, "What if Michael Vick Were White?" prompted a maelstrom of controversy...

It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Black

Miles Marshall Lewis | Posted 10.25.2011 | Black Voices
Miles Marshall Lewis

Synthesizing the thoughts of 105 interviewees (Jesse Jackson, Malcolm Gladwell, Chuck D, Cornel West, etc.), Touré takes square aim at the myth that there's one monolithic way to act African-American.