Detroit: Too few City Council members show up,... →
A critical Detroit City Council meeting this afternoon to debate widespread, painful cuts in a last-minute effort to avoid an emergency manager ended abruptly because not enough council members showed up. You know, because of ish like this The City of Detroit should have an emergency financial manager. If electeds can not see fit to go do the job they were ELECTED BY THEIR COMMUNITIES to do...
The Good Wife Recap: Arrest Me →
This is a great summary. There are still storms on the horizon for Will. And eventually Alicia’s kids are going to find out she banged him. Maybe from Peter.
Shirley MacLaine to Torment the Dowager Countess... →
Oh man. The best Bitch fights ever!
City Room: Fourth-Largest City in America in... →
A moment of televised silence (if you turn the volume down) to mark the passing of Robert Hegyes, better known as Juan Epstein.
Mayor Bloomberg celebrates Gossip Girl's 100th...
nycdigital: There are 23 current TV series that are filmed in NYC, up from 9 a decade ago. TV is a job creator: In its 4th season, Gossip Girl has hired 120 principal actors, 180 crew members & 7,000 background actors. Over 100,000 New Yorkers earn a living from film and TV. 4,000 businesses across the 5 boroughs support NYC’s film and TV industry, contributing $5 billion to the City’s...
You better keep an eye on your son.– What the boyfriend of an alleged rape victim yelled at New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, according to the alleged victim’s friend. via Richard Esposito of ABC News (via azipaybarah)
Newsweek: Sex With A Freshman? 6 Years in Jail! →
newsweek: Today in infuriating laws that drastically need to be re-examined, Abigal Pesta takes a deep look at the sad case of Ken Baldino, an 18-year-old senior in high school who spent six years in jail for having sex with his girlfriend, a 14-year-old freshman. Here’s an excerpt: ON A RECENT…
barackobama: Because we live in the future, the White House is doing a fancy enhanced live feed of the State of the Union tonight and we’re able to embed it here so you can watch it directly on Tumblr. Enjoy, and let us know what you think of the president’s speech.
Forget Khloe Kardashian...
basseyworld: I need someone to expose Tom Cruise as Connor Cruise’s biological father. I’m not buying this “adopted son” bit when Connor looks like a cafe au lait version of young Tom Cruise. MAURY!
Newsweek: On Charlize, Viola, and the Plight of... →
newsweek: Yesterday we posted two frames from our Oscar Roundtable in which Viola Davis, alluding to the fact black women who are not exactly Halle Berry have it hard in Hollywood, was silenced by Charlize Theron’s well-intentioned, “Stop saying that…you’re hot as shit.” It kinda blew up. So we asked…
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Oscar Nominations 2012: Academy Award Nominees... →
don’t get me wrong i am glad Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer got Oscar nods. But I would so like to see Black Women get nominated for roles that did not involve cleaning the homes of others or spreading their legs. And yes, Ruby Dee did get nominated but that was for Ruby Dee
Dismantling Detroit →
The filmmakers focus on young men who salvage scrap metal from Detroit’s derelict buildings, set against the backdrop of globalization.
Survey paints portrait of black women in America →
The discussions around this piece will be interesting.
Etta James, Powerful Voice Behind ‘At Last,’ Dies... →
Ms. James, most often referred to as a rhythm and blues singer, is in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Blues Hall of Fame.
City Room: (Photographing) Murder Was His Business →
He didn’t know the world of galleries, but he did know one thing very well: the streets of New York. The Lens blog looks at Weegee’s New York crime scene photography. It’s Weegee. Naked City stuff folks.
Pilots Who Fought to Soar Above Racism →
“Red Tails” is a whiz-bang action film about the Tuskegee Airmen, African-American fighter pilots in World War II. And everyone should whiz bang themselves to the cinema this weekend to see it………
The Caucus: Former Gingrich Wife Says He Asked for... →
In an interview to be broadcast Thursday night, Newt Gingrich’s second wife says he asked for an “open marriage” to continue his affair with the woman who is his current wife. Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Screwed Over Publicly by her Hypocritcal Political Husband
If the authors were united by something besides the cycle of addiction and...– Miranday Popkey, Talking about addiction, recovery, and writing with David Carr, Mary Karr, Alan Kaufman, and Elizabeth Wurtzel | Capital New York A great write up of last night’s event. We have books from all of the authors thanks to generous publisher donations (love y’all thanks!), swing by and...
The love story that changed history →
Richard and Mildred Loving may have been a landmark Supreme Court case involving civil rights and the right to marry who one pleases. But first and foremost their story is simply a love story. It is as relevant today as when they were first arrested in 1959.
A five day hunt for a missing northern Colorado man ended when his decomposing...– Man found dead in movie theater bathroom after 5 days Caremark Theatre don’t clean their toilets……
Captain Rebuked in Transcript; 5 More Bodies Are... →
Rescuers pulled more bodies from the stricken cruise liner on Tuesday, as transcripts of a screaming match between the coast guard and the ship’s captain were released. This is why I don’t like cruises
City Room: When Freedom’s Ring Isn’t a... →
Retailers are usually quick to turn holidays into sales events, but not the day reserved to remember the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This article should be sent to Sears, KMart and the Body Shop
Fucked in Park Slope - A Brooklyn Blog - Home - 10... →
Newsweek: nwkarchivist: The Meredith March, also... →
newsweek: nwkarchivist: The Meredith March, also known as the “March Against Fear,” began as a 220 mile single man protest, led by civil rights leader James Meredith, the first black man to attend the University of Mississippi. Just 30 miles in, on his way from Memphis, Tenn., to Jackson,…
In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of...– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Detroit auto show Charity Preview gala: Sleek... →
Detroit needs a major fashion intervention. You cannot pull evening wear off the rack and think it fits correctly
Less than 24-hours after promising not to yield, the Texas congressman and...– via The Atlantic. (via evanfleischer)
Guy 1: Do you know if there’s working outlets here? Guy 2: No man.. sorry I...– Grace C.’s kind and LOL review at Yelp, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe - SoHo - New York, NY. (via housingworksbookstore)
NYPD Believe Vice Officer Moonlighted As A Pimp →
Police suspect that a seven-year-veteran NYPD officer has been moonlighting as a pimp. Officer Monty Green has been the subject of an Internal Affairs probe since 2009, and hasn’t been formally charged with anything. But their investigation report claims they have taped evidence of him “discussing prostitution-related activities.” Green denied the charged to the News: “That’s not me. I don’t...
Nine third-grade math teachers in Gwinnett County, Georgia sent a class of...– Atlanta School Sends 8-Year Olds With Math Homework About Beating Slaves “If Frederick got two beatings a day how many beatings would he receive in one week? Two weeks?” The hell?
Unforgettable Cosby, Minute by Minute →
A TV critic offers five less-well-known vignettes as examples of what has made Bill Cosby so good on television for so long.
Romney's 'I like being able to fire people' remark... →
Of course Bain profitted. And if he got a pink slip a golden parachute would be on top of it
Jay-Z Wrote a Song for Blue Ivy, and Other... →
The song is actually endearing. And Blu Cantrell blew up my theory……
GLORY feat. B.I.C | Life Times →
Some New Dad’s pass out cigars when their child is born Some go for a drink. Jay Z records his child first cries and then hits the studio to record a cut and then leaks it online….. May the BIC jokes begin………..