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If you follow me, you know when it comes to politics, I’m an equal opportunity hater. I don’t fuck with none of the oligarchy, Democrat, Independent or Republican, Black, white or other, woman or man. I don’t trust their motives and know that they’re going to act in their own best interest over that of [...]

In 2004, I watched every celebrity who graced the TV for any awards show, interview or other appearance where they spoke off script tell the audience to vote. Diddy stood on 106 & Park in a Vote or Die shirt telling us how crucial it was to get out and vote against Bush. Our votes [...]

Nearly two years ago, I watched a 14-year-old Black girl, clad in a bikini, slammed to the ground by a white Texas police officer. Dejarria Becton laid facedown sobbing into the grass as a grown man, armed with a gun and badge, sat on her back. Her friends, a few teenage Black girls rushed over to assist [...]

Toni Morrison taught me early on that love is never any better than the lover. She warned us in the pages of The Bluest Eye that “wicked people love wickedly, violent people love violently, weak people love weakly…” So when I see exasperated faces and secret Facebook groups lamenting that love failed to trump hate, I must ask: [...]

“On Friday, speaking right here on ‘First Take’ on the subject of domestic violence, I made what can only amount to the most egregious error of my career.” Two years ago, that sentence began the ingratiating apology of ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith for comments he made during a discussion of domestic violence in the NFL. Smith [...]

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