Michael Dunn Convicted of First-Degree Murder for Killing Jordan Davis

Jurors in Jacksonville, Florida found Michael Dunn guilty of first degree murder Wednesday afternoon for the shooting death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. In November 2012, Dunn opened fire at an SUV Davis and three other unarmed teenagers were sitting in after becoming enraged at the loud "thug music" coming from the… » 10/01/14 5:11pm Today 5:11pm

"But Her Hair"

On August, 21, 2012, a woman gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Payton. Payton's arrival was expected as Jennifer Cramblett and Amanda Zinkon picked the sperm donor they thought was a good match. The arrival of a newborn can be exciting and stressful but in a good way. For Cramblett and Zinkon, the arrival of… » 10/01/14 4:50pm Today 4:50pm

Holy Smoke! Anyone watching The League of Denial on PBS?

I just turned it on at the part about Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist and neuropathologist who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A team of medical "experts" on a board formed by the NFL, tried to destroy Omalu's career, saying that the Nigerian born scientist didn't understand medicine or… » 9/30/14 10:42pm Yesterday 10:42pm

Annie Lennox: Beyonce is "Feminist Lite"

Yet another white feminist is questioning the authenticity of Beyonce's feminism. She doesn't believe that Beyonce represents "the depths of feminism". What does that even mean? Beyonce has had female empowerment themes in her music since her Destiny's Child days. Sure, she's not a perfect feminist and she could learn… » 9/29/14 4:16pm Monday 4:16pm

Examinig Dr. Algernon Edwards On Cinemax's #TheKnick

If there's any show you need to catch up on this summer, Cinemax's The Knick is it. Set at the titular Knickerbocker Hospital in 1900's New York, the show centers on a group of surgeons working at the turn of the century, using the era's boom in technological advancements to refine and improve their craft, and… » 9/29/14 10:51am Monday 10:51am

The Daily Show: white lady tears

I can't figure out from which kinja I idly clicked to get this inside account of The Daily Show's "Washingon Football Team's Racist Name Debate," but it is from the perspective of a member of the 1491s, a Native American comedy troupe invited to consult and participate. It will give you emotional whiplash. » 9/27/14 6:04pm Saturday 6:04pm

Ferguson Cops ordered to stop wearing "I am Darren Wilson" Bracelets by…

On Friday, a letter from the Department of Justice ordered Ferguson Police officers to stop wearing "I am Darren Wilson" bracelets.

Good God Almighty. Really? You had to be told that this is a bad idea? Your force is already under fire for being out of touch, and then you pull this little stunt? » 9/27/14 12:25pm Saturday 12:25pm

Here's The Daily Show Showdown That 'Defamed' Racist Redskins Fans

The controversial Daily Show segment that left Washington Redskins fans feeling "defamed" and "in tears" aired on Comedy Central last night. If you've been wondering how on Earth these brave defenders of the offensive Redskins team name and logo could end up feeling so victimized, well, here are your answers. » 9/26/14 1:26pm Friday 1:26pm

My Critique of New TV Show "Black'ish"

I watched the highly anticipated first episode of Black'ish on Hulu today. I wasn't that impressed with the show based on the trailer, and after watching this episode, I'm still not that impressed. Here's what I liked and disliked. I'll start with what I liked (btw SPOILER ALERT of course, if you haven't watched the… » 9/25/14 4:11pm 9/25/14 4:11pm