PoC News In America

OMG GUYS, this week. We don’t even know where to begin. Wait, yes we do, let’s get to it. Read More PoC News In America

PoC News in America

We have some big news stories, and some fun pop culture items for this week!

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

We’re falling for Dispatches this week.

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This Week (so far) in News: November 27, 2013

This week, Scotland has big news, Pakistan protests drones, Katie Couric gets a new job, and racism is everywhere.  Read More This Week (so far) in News: November 27, 2013

Mid-Week News: Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

I’m your new mid-week news nibbles anchor, eager to bring you the latest happenings in easy to digest bits. Let’s grab a coffee and shoot the shit about some current events.  Read More Mid-Week News: Another Day Older and Deeper in Debt

Adventures in Listening: Old-Timey Bluegrass

When I was little, this godawful TV show called Hee Haw (don’t look it up on YouTube; spare yourself) droned in the background as we visited my grandparents. I associated country music with unfunny comedy skits, and mostly, I hated it. At home, we listened to good things, like classic rock. The other day, though, I decided to check out some roots bluegrass music and, guess what, it’s pretty cool and has a fascinating history. Read More Adventures in Listening: Old-Timey Bluegrass

This Just In: Blackface Totally Okay Again

I must have missed the memo, but at some point blackface apparently became okay again. I thought we’d called a moratorium on it, but no, there’s Billy Crystal doing an impression of Sammy Davis, Jr. at the Academy Awards. Even more telling is a look at all the comments pouring in trying to excuse the bit. Whether you want to argue that Crystal was not actually wearing blackface because he was impersonating a real black person and not mocking an entire race of people, the fact remains that Crystal put makeup on his face to darken his skin to make him appear more like a black person. That’s pretty much the definition of blackface, folks. Read More This Just In: Blackface Totally Okay Again