Billboard Ranks: Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle in ‘Verzuz’ Battle of Soul Legends


By: Andrew Unterberger/Billboard Two of the true living legends of popular music squared off live from Philadelphia in the latest installment of Verzuz last night (Sept. 13), in a matchup about as highly anticipated as any NFL game on this season-opening Sunday. Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle, iconic soul voices, personalities and hitmakers whose careers stretch back to theContinue reading “Billboard Ranks: Gladys Knight vs. Patti LaBelle in ‘Verzuz’ Battle of Soul Legends”

Relationships: What happens when one partner loses their job?


As unemployment rates spike, many relationships now feature a new and emotionally complex element of financial support By: Celina Ribeiro/UkGuardian “Like having a brick thrown at you,” is how Belinda* describes the days following her sudden redundancy. “You have a certain view of yourself, and that sense of worth is tied to the job thatContinue reading “Relationships: What happens when one partner loses their job?”

Kanye West, bipolar disorder and me: When I hear Kanye’s rants, I remember my own delusions


Afraid of being laughed at, called crazy or attention-seeking, I kept my diagnosis a secret from almost everyone By: Darryl Robinson I was spooked, running around New York City trying to dodge death. Little blue men were falling from the sky trying to kill me. I’m from the hood, where violence is as normal asContinue reading “Kanye West, bipolar disorder and me: When I hear Kanye’s rants, I remember my own delusions”

Will there be an Republican National Convention in 2044?


I found opening night of the Covid-19 version of the Republican National Convention refreshing.  Unlike the last Convention in 2016, the leaders didn’t have to stage people of color for the camera to attempt to give the impression of diversity. In less than thirty years, White’s will be the minority in the United States.  ThereContinue reading “Will there be an Republican National Convention in 2044?”

Does He Give a F*** ?


One thing is very clear about the 45th President of the United States, he doesn’t like structure or to be told what to do, he’s a man who prefer to use his own instincts.  On this election cycle he seems to be on the wrong side of American voters. Losing to Lose? Covid 19 MoreContinue reading “Does He Give a F*** ?”

Fox News Staff Erupts Over Network Racism: Bosses ‘Created a White Supremacist Cell’


By: Lachlan Cartwright, Lloyd Grove, Andrew Kirell, Noah Shachtman and Justin Baragona Four days after Fox News aired a particularly tone-deaf graphic connecting the killings of Black men—including George Floyd and Martin Luther King Jr.—to stock market gains, many of the network’s Black staffers took part in a phone call with company brass to confront Fox’s increasinglyContinue reading “Fox News Staff Erupts Over Network Racism: Bosses ‘Created a White Supremacist Cell’”

What is a “Karen” What does it Mean?


“Karen” WHAT DOES KAREN MEAN? Karen is a pejorative slang term for an obnoxious, angry, entitled, and often racist middle-aged white woman who uses her privilege to get her way or police other people’s behaviors. As featured in memes, Karen is generally stereotyped as having a blonde bob haircut, asking to speak to retail and restaurant managers to voice complaints or makeContinue reading “What is a “Karen” What does it Mean?”

Students Turns on Permit Karen


FALSE CLAIMS Fareed Nassor Hayat/Facebook  On June 30th, Fareed Nassor Hayat , a law professor at the City University of New York School of Law, took to his Facebook page to post a video of a woman in his Montclair, New Jersey neighborhood reportedly harassing him and his family. Hayat wrote that a woman named SusanContinue reading “Students Turns on Permit Karen”

TV’s Mythical Lesbian Bar


FREEFORM Gay women looking for a cool night out will find better prospects on their screens than their streets. By: Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner/Marie Claire Kat and her chic friends sip cocktails at a packed lesbian hotspot in Manhattan on The Bold Type. In Almost Family’s version of Brooklyn, Tiffany lamps adorn a retro sports bar full of athleticContinue reading “TV’s Mythical Lesbian Bar”

Every Republican for him/herself!


    The headline is Covid-19. The President has instructed his administration to add glitter and sparkles to the virus.  It will be better any day, just wait and see .  With each new news report with record numbers of new cases, Trump becomes an  Egyptian and goes into de-Nile. Every week is more humiliatingContinue reading “Every Republican for him/herself!”