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,… »1/24/15 10:05pm1/24/15 10:05pm


I love how your entire article is full of respectibility politics and white apologism. You make the same mistake so many people trying to tell black people how to act make. Believing that black people have to be better than other people just to be accepted as people. »4/28/14 3:22pm4/28/14 3:22pm

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… »4/23/14 4:14pm4/23/14 4:14pm

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… »3/29/14 9:18pm3/29/14 9:18pm

"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… »3/29/14 2:22pm3/29/14 2:22pm

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 easy... »3/14/14 11:34pm3/14/14 11:34pm

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can't Afford to Miss in March

Your reading list isn't long enough! You can always use another stack of science fiction and fantasy books — and luckily, March is full of exciting reads. Including new Terry Pratchett and Brandon Sanderson, but also loads of magic, time travel, apocalypses and fun. Here are the March books you can't afford to miss. »3/07/14 4:02pm3/07/14 4:02pm

I use it to oil my pans when I bake because it lends a slightly sweet flavor to my bread. My friend uses it when she makes peanut butter. Also, if you have dry hair, it makes a great hot oil treatment, and this past Christmas, I used it to make some wonderful sugar scrub. »3/05/14 10:36am3/05/14 10:36am

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… »3/03/14 3:49pm3/03/14 3:49pm

The Best Science Fiction Romance Novels You've Probably Never Heard Of

Over at USA Today, there's a new column about science fiction romance books, called Sci-Fi Encounters — and for the first installment, Veronica Scott is interviewing author S.E. Smith. And more importantly, compiling a reading list of great SF romances. Including clones, breeder slaves and time travelers. »2/28/14 7:24am2/28/14 7:24am