The Cipher Show and ‘ting

So, I’m hoping you’ve signed up for my monthly-ish newsletter (which I’ll send over the weekend) and or keep up with me on social media because it’s been crazy-hard as of late to blog on a daily, even weekly basis. We just got back from London, where Sacha was screening his documentary Fresh Dressed at BFI, and Brussels, where we met, um, Manneken-Pis and stayed …

I’m Hooked on “DOPE,” and I’m Not Sorry

On this extra special podcast mash-up, #TeamAboutRace sat down with Dana Stevens of Slate’s Spoiler Special to discuss Dope, the new drama-comedy from writer and director Rick Famuyiwa. Spoiler number one: we loved it! Like, really, really, loved it. Listen to us get all nostalgic and shit, below. (PS: Please listen to it AFTER you’ve seen the movie).

#002: The “Could Black Lives Maybe Start to Matter Just a Little Bit” Episode is Live & Direct

Check it out and do your part to help us arrive at a post-racial state in America by passing it on! Come on, you know you want to. Visit our site and subscribe to our newsletter, peruse our show notes, subscribe via iTunes, or just stare at our head shots. It’s all good, fam! On this episode, Baratunde, Tanner y yo …

Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race, or ABOUT RACE, is Live and Direct

I wanted to hip you to a new podcast I’m super proud to be co-hosting with authors Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby, called Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race, or simply, ABOUT RACE. We debuted our first “Hey Starbucks, Will You Sponsor Us?” episode, embedded here, yesterday on the spanking new Panoply network, the audio arm of The Slate …

Our National Conversation About Conversations ABOUT RACE

Hear ye, folks. I’m stoked to announce that I’ll be co-hosting a new podcast with authors Baratunde Thurston (How to Be Black) and Tanner Colby (Some Of My Best Friends Are Black) called Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race. The podcast will debut in early April as part of The Slate Group’s new Panoply Network. SUBSCRIBE and download a free preview here. Read …

Lesley McSpadden: “This Could Be Your Child,” She’s right.

I wrote and deleted several versions of this post about Michael Brown’s murder at the barrel of officer Darren Wilson’s gun because they called for nothing good. I am so angry about this, another senseless and preventable death of a Black child. I’m profoundly, utterly saddened by Brown’s murder and even more so for his mother, Lesley McSpadden’s loss. To lose a child. To …