Black-ish Star Tracee Ellis Ross Talks Hair, Black Standards of Beauty

Last week I published a piece on this site about how a white dude at the opera called me "disgusting" after I refused pull back my naturally curly hair. I wrote that my hair looked "more Tracee Ellis-Ross in Black-ish than Diana Ross's 1983 Central Park performance." Translation: I was having a tame hair day. And now,…

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As someone who grow up poor and white, I resent the shit this whole shit saying "Why not socioeconomics" because it's way of chipping away at rights of people of color by pitting racism against classism in order to gain hegemonic power. It's callous as fuck because UMichigan and many other campuses before all these…

I'm always fascinated by the people that read an article like this and then make a conscious decision to make a holier-than-thou post about how much better they are than the "unwashed masses" that, in this particular case, took on too much debt, especially when they A) are lumping everyone who did so into one mass…

"This is Home" a CIR report on awful way elderly and PWD are treated in Bay Area community

Today I read a report by the Center for investigative reporting in conjunction with our local PBS station and SF Chronicle that talks about the inhumane treatment of the elderly and people with disabilites in the Richmond, California community. Less than 20 miles away from one of the most expensive cities in the…

Best crockpot meal ever? And best take-it-to-work potluck meal? Slowcooker Pulled Pork - McCormick Spice Packet plus a few household staples, add a few pounds of pork roast (or venison and pork 50/50), cook for 8hrs, delicious. This is super simple, and while I've created my own rub, the $1 packet is quick and…

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Lane Bryant's workwear isn't too bad if you can drop a little cash on tailoring. I'm 5'4'' and all of their stuff is made for giants (so, if you're tall, you might actually not need to tailor), so I always end up having to get everything shortened. That said, just yesterday I picked up a really nice camel colored suit…