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Understanding #TrumpFlop on Obamacare in 7 Easy Memes and GIFs

Brutal. Shameful. Embarrassing. America hasn’t seen a politician take an L this bad since Papa Pope read Fitz. In case you missed the sound of a million souls crying out in joy, then suddenly drowned out by loud laughter, the Republicans’ ill-fated attempt to scrap and replace Obamacare flopped miserably today. 956 more words

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I Brought You in This World and I’ll Take You Out: How Black Folks’ Obsession With Whupping Is Killing Us

Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America is one of those necessary African-American reads, like Between the World and Me; I’m Judging You; 1,244 more words

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How Umar Johnson Cured Me of Being a Hidden Hotep

I am a recovering hidden Hotep. Mind you, not the ankh-wearing, incense-selling, lecture-women-about-their menstrual-cycles kind of Hotep.

I was more Hotep-adjacent. Hidden beneath my public-Ivy education and functional relationship with my parents lurked a man who would disappear down YouTube click holes of Tariq Nasheed, Professor Griff, ZaZa Ali and, of course, Dr. 1,206 more words

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Black Male Ego Sinks Black Woman Magic in St. Louis Election: Tishaura Jones Loses Mayor’s Race by 888 Votes

If there was a nexus between the Black Lives Matter movement and the pussy-hat-wearing, International Day of Women post-Trump-election movement, it should have been the St. 1,044 more words

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Trump’s Game of Russian Roulette Could End in 1 of These 3 Ways

On Saturday morning, President Donald Trump woke up, looked at a few right-wing websites, realized that he was going down and started tweeting blame at former President Barack Obama. 1,228 more words

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This App Lets You Take Selfies With Your Dead Relatives

For a generation raised on The Matrix and two seasons of Black Mirror, we clearly have not learned enough lessons about technology running amok. This week, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the question “Can you hear me now?” went a little further than trying to get in touch with someone across the country, through the forest or overseas. 485 more words

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Stomp the Yard: Nice Try, but Republicans Still Don’t Get HBCUs

2017 is a strange time for America’s HBCUs. In the rearview mirror is President Barack Obama, whom African-American college students loved and voted for in historic numbers. 1,030 more words

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