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We treat individuals in the spotlight as gods or Satan incarnate. We tell broken stories about teams, communities, nations, and other groups to protect our worldviews. We're all human though, meaning our stories deserve more than a TMZ article. This category takes a look at how we look at people

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Josh Gibson: The Epic, Painful Answer To “What If Babe Ruth Was Black?”

The resurfacing of a century-old suspicion that legendary composer Ludwig van Beethoven had immediate African ancestry was one of Twitter's 2020 highlights....

People Treated Prince Like We’re Treating Kanye Now

Prince's trailblazing was exalted upon his death. We loved him for unapologetically being himself. For making the art he wanted to make. For saying what...

Georgetown’s Attempt At Reparations

More than a dozen universities have publicly acknowledged their historic involvement in the United States' slave trade. But none of have made serious moves...

A Woman’s Perspective On Kim K’s Feminism

A follow-up to 'Ayesha Curry and All Of Your Fucking Goals' Several weeks ago, I wrote about Twitter's roundtable conference about the ideal female partner...

Yes, I’m Playing Games. Now Walk Away From Me

'Now walk away from me' is a funny Vine compilation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKxgh9cc6yE It's also an accurate representation of how a lot of young adults today go about their...

Creators, But Not Owners: Black America And Urban Culture

Between Rock and Roll, Hip-hop, countless dance crazes, and additions to the English lexicon, American pop culture has a lot to thank Black people for. What...

Al Roker Went In, But What Had Happened Was…

Ryan Lochte fucked up. It's that simple. There was no robbery and a gun was never put to his forehead. And he left his...

Delta, Laughing In The Faces of Professional Black Women

Tamika Cross is an OBGYN from Houston, Texas. While on a Delta flight from Detroit to Minneapolis, a fellow passenger became unresponsive. As his wife...

Young Nudy Said “Nigger” On “4L” And Made Me Uncomfortable

"4L"—a nod to some gang shit in Atlanta that I know nothing about—off of I Am > I Was smacks. 21 Savage's growth as a rapper...
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Hope and a Hiccup in BLM NY’s Recognition of the Tigray Genocide

Chivona Renee Newsome, co-founder of the Greater New York chapter of Black Lives Matter, spoke at a Tigray Genocide protest Sunday morning....