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How We View People

A lot of media sources don't hesitate to praise or trash individuals. They also don't hesitate to use conventional understandings of social groups. This category takes a look at how we look at people

We Can’t “Cancel” Everyone

Vocally let me go in on the topic of canceling celebrities not too long ago. The two paragraphs below are my intro to that piece...

Kylie Jenner Is America’s TV-14 Sweetheart (Preview)

Ay. I think Kylie Jenner is important to us. Even those of you reading this who saw the title and said, "Lemme see what kinda...

Azealia Banks Is A Victim Of Misogynoir…Kinda (Preview)

Yo! I've been writing for a women's lifestyle site called Vocally for several months now. It's been a dope experience that provides me a lot of creative...

The Importance of Both/And in Times of Tragedy

Written during the height of 2017's hurricane season devastation, this piece is a strong call for Americans to fight the urge to retreat into...

#MeToo and #TIMESUP: Beyond Shaming Gross Hollywood Dudes

Trigger Warning: This piece contains a detailed account of a non-consensual sexual encounter. About three and a half years ago, I lost a close friend....

A Year of Ls: Straight Black Men

There is plenty for Black men to be celebrating this New Year's Eve. The next-level dominance of Black male hip-hop and R&B artists in the music...

A Year of Ws: Black Women

In years past, Black women have had to settle for mere invites to the table. Some lead roles, a couple of important yet not-so-crazy...

A Year of Ls: Native Americans

I get that it sounds like a roast to assign any group of people Ls to hold. But while the category is primarily humorous,...

Anita Hill’s Impact On Today’s Sexual Assault Discourse

Pioneers are rarely the most celebrated people. 16-year-old Claudette Colvin's bus seat protest is nowhere near as historic as Rosa Parks'. We give Drake...

We’re Pressed About Jalen Ramsey Possibly Being Gay. Why?

Football players talk a lot of shit. You don't get to the NFL without knowing how to engage in psychological warfare. But Jacksonville Jaguars...