Why White Bitches Are the Most Basic of All (and Erin Gloria Ryan Can…

This morning over at Jezebel, Kara Brown (She Who Stays Woke, Our Lady of Killing It. Teller of Truths and Dispeller of Lies. Ruth Shader Ginsburg, Presider of Shade Court, Shunner of All That Is Basic) made a terribly accurate and insightful proclamation about the current mainstream trending of the AAVE term "basic": » 10/22/14 5:05pm Today 5:05pm

Overanalyzing 'Basic' Is the Most Basic Move of All

Let us begin, as we so often do, by acknowledging that the term "basic bitch" has been expertly Columbused by white people. In 1984, the R&B group Klymaxx had a hit Billboard single with "Meeting In The Ladies Room," where one of the ladies sings about a basic woman who is trying to get up on her man. But rapper… » 10/22/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Dear White People Doesn't Have the Answers, and That's the Point

Two years after Justin Simien wrote the first draft of the script, one year after he created a viral trailer that helped him raise $40,000 through Indiegogo to make the film and almost nine months after it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Dear White People has finally hit movie theaters with a considerable… » 10/20/14 4:07pm Monday 4:07pm

Ex-NFL Wives: We Felt Pressure To Keep Quiet About Domestic Violence

Two former NFL wives talked to the Washington Post about why they stayed in abusive relationships, and both describe in the story published Friday how the league, the union, coaches, and even cops encouraged them to stay silent. They say not to expect the newfound focus on domestic violence to make a meaningful… » 10/20/14 3:34pm Monday 3:34pm

The Columbusing Report: Cuffing season is on the chopping block

Hello good people, it's rare a week goes by without threat of another black cultural term or practice being Columbused. I'm thisclose to making this a weekly feature. » 10/19/14 10:10pm Sunday 10:10pm