T.Y. Hilton Nearly Broke Down Talking About His Newborn Daughter

Just hours removed from the birth of daughter Eugenia—Gigi, for short—Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton barely fought back the tears while talking to CBS after the Colts' win, and the touchdown he had promised to his baby girl. » 11/24/14 9:11am Today 9:11am

Why Replace Black Characters with White Characters on a Hit Show?

I watch Sleepy Hollow on Hulu and am finally caught up on season two episodes and all I can ask is, "What happened to my favorite season one characters?!" Captain Irving, locked up until the last 30 seconds of the latest episode; Jenny's role has been usurped by a white guy; even Macy doesn't get a second of screen… » 11/23/14 9:02pm Yesterday 9:02pm

Darren Wilson Auditioned a Bunch of TV Anchors This Week

Turns out Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is only in hiding when he wants to be—over the last week or so, he reportedly auditioned at least five TV anchors at a "secret location" in preparation for a sympathetic interview. » 11/23/14 8:48pm Yesterday 8:48pm

Bill Cosby and Ethical Consumption of Problematic Media

Bill Cosby: accused (and given the weight of the allegations, very probable) serial rapist. Woody Allen: accused child molester. Roman Polanski: child rapist. H.P. Lovecraft: extreme xenophobic racist. Bill Maher: misogynist Islamophobe. Walt Disney: Anti-Semite. Adolf Hitler: Hitler. Dr. Seuss: drew racist… » 11/23/14 3:40pm Yesterday 3:40pm

Colleges/Universities dealing (or not) with the Cosby connection

A friend forwarded this piece on Cosby's influence in higher ed and how several institutions, primarily HBCUs, now have to contend with their high profile relationship with Cosby. » 11/23/14 12:06pm Yesterday 12:06pm

About Shanesha Taylor

Some of you have probably seen the articles about how Shanesha Taylor, the woman in Arizona who was arrested for leaving her kids in a car while at a job interview has spent over $100,000 she received in donations on "designer clothes" and "studio time for her baby daddy's rap career," and has missed many job… » 11/23/14 8:46am Yesterday 8:46am

Mayor Marion Barry Has Passed Away

I just learned that Marion Barry just passed away through Jeffrey Wright's Twitter feed. While it is seldom reported in the media, Marion Barry was much beloved by DC constituents for his civil rights and social justice work in the 70s and 80s. People who grew up in DC remember him fondly for getting them their first… » 11/23/14 3:21am Yesterday 3:21am

The Line Between Solidarity and Blind Loyalty

Faizon Love (if you don't know who he is, please Google him because I don't care enough about him to write a detailed description about him here) is getting a lot of heat on Twitter for supporting Bill Cosby and using racist and sexist slurs against people who disagree with him. His supporters are also using slurs… » 11/22/14 8:04pm Saturday 8:04pm

The age of reason - Eddah Gachukia

Angela Ngendo talks to Dr Eddah Gachukia who is 77 and one of Kenya's leading campaigners for girls' education. She has spent much of her life encouraging families to send their daughters to school. She helped set up the Forum for African Women Educationalists which brought together female politicians from around… » 11/22/14 2:17pm Saturday 2:17pm

Beyonce's New Video is Very Normal, Which is Abnormal

I'd like to think that the advent of BEYONCÉ (the album) led to Beyoncé (the human) allowing us to see that she's a real person. She's typically been unrelatable, in the way the Hot Girl in high school is also President of the Student Council and actually fuckin' nice and adopts puppies as a hobby. Except, for Beyoncé » 11/22/14 10:18am Saturday 10:18am