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How 'The Carmichael Show' and 'Key and Peele' Used Humor to Center the Black Experience

Last night, two of the best black TV shows airing this summer came to an end. Comedy Central’s sketch program Key & Peele ended its run after five seasons and 53 episodes, while… 1,148 more words


On Mat Johnson's Loving Day and wanting to fit in.

My condolences to those who feel as though it’s their heritage never to fit in.

Growing up, I didn’t fit either.  But I had no expectation of fitting in.  2,201 more words

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31. Loving Day, by Mat Johnson

I can claim no credit, but I was Mat Johnson’s editor in the long-ago days before he’d published his first novel, and I was recently delighted to discover that he’s become a literary fiction success-story, who is just as hilariously funny now as he was back then. 703 more words

A Loving couple

ON THIS DATE in 1958, eighteen-year-old Mildred Loving and her husband, Richard, were arrested for violating Virginia’s Racial Integrity Act, which disallowed mixed-race marriages — she was African American and American Indian, he was white. 200 more words

Open Letter to Rachel Dolezal from Johnny Americana

Note from the Blog Custodian: Since “paddytheduke” the normal blog contributor is being held against his will in an undisclosed location until he agrees to post this love letter, we at The Alembic are all too eager to see the matter resolved. 1,190 more words