Racism, misogyny hound Cécile Kyenge, Italy’s first black minister

Racism, seeped in a form of nationalism many citizens find easy to get swept up into, in Italy and other European countries is nothing new. We’ve seen it on display, from rising anti-immigrant sentiments to football fans shouting racial slurs at persons of color playing on various teams. But, the racism being hurled at Congolese-born […]

I won’t cosign your racism, even if I’m not the target of your bigotry

Being a black woman committed to social justice means I often have to navigate the perilous terrain of good ol’ fashioned American racism perpetuated by white folks. Add in a little bit of nationalistic xenophobia and alcohol, then you’re facing a powder keg of hate and bigotry that rivals KKK propaganda. I live in a […]

Saxby Chambliss thinks rape is about hormones

Apparently, Saxby Chambliss, the Republican senator from Georgia, did not get the news flash that rape, contrary to popular GOP beliefs, is about violence and not about sex. The retiring senator proved his ignorance today when he blamed military sexual assaults on hormones. Yes, those hor-mones. The Georgia Republican recalled that “several years ago when […]

What we learned from the inauguration: president chewed gum, first lady rolled her eyes

I should have known that some rogue reporter/news outlet would want to focus on bullshit like this. Apparently, the Christian Post decided to write an entire story about First Michelle Obama allegedly rolling her eyes at House Speaker John Boehner. OMG–black women don’t have the class and intellectual capacity to know when to act like […]

Conservative base “lied to,” Frum, Scarborough say

The finger pointing in the Republican presidential election 2012 meltdown continues, as conservative pundit David Frum recently weighed in on what caused Romney to be handily defeated by President Barack Obama. “The problem with Republican leaders is that they’re cowards,” Frum said, adding that the party’s base of donors “went apocalyptic” in the last four […]

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