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Oct 5 2017
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First off, you are not going to believe this, but it’s true I swear - my partner of 12 years is Ukrainian! He’s 2nd generation on one side and first generation on the other; his family came to Chicago from Lviv. Without getting too doxxy (he’s not out to “the community”), he did Ukrainian folkdancing, scouting - the Read more

Oct 5 2017
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So, I guess I’ll bite. This is far from the only black-oriented website out there, and sure - I can understand how it must be difficult to be the target of suspicion and anger simply because you’re the member of a race, and not due to any actions of your own (welcome to the black experience, btw). In any event, is Read more

Sep 20 2017
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THANK YOU. Seriously. I was in foster care for three years and then put back in the home of my abusive mother. Those three years were far from perfect but, on some level, I still don’t think I’ve recovered from being put back in that household. I understand the experience may be traumatic for some parents that have Read more

Jul 17 2017
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Thank you for making this point - it seems to have been missed by many. Speaking from experience, if it comes at the right time, even a “minor” fine can ruin your life for a time.

Jul 6 2017
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I’ll see your Top Gun and raise you A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge.

Jun 27 2017
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Nope - the character is based on Ron Galloti. And I wish I could be in the room when you Google image search this dude. It’s like “???!”

Jun 20 2017
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Who is that model? She’s stunning - that’s someone that makes you stop and buy a magazine/product/whatever she’s selling. A really beautiful woman.

Jun 16 2017
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Eh...cause Im on lunch and bored and in a good mood and this beats calculating insurance premiums, Im going to pretend that youre genuinely confused about the concept of white privilegeand explain in earnest. Both statements are correct - you wouldnt have been seen as white100 years ago. You are now. To Read more

Jun 16 2017
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There s a lot of stupidity to unpack in your comment, but Ill start with the low hanging fruit. Being extremely racist/homophobic has rarely stopped someone from employing the object of their hate. My grandmother, who spent a great deal of her youth as a domestic in the Jim Crow-era South, was employed by literal Read more

Jun 13 2017
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Hi Bassey - I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the willingness you have to be so vulnerable and open in your writing. Anxiety, depression and PTSD are daily challenges for me and I don’t feel so alone when I read your stuff. Growing up in the black church, the message was very clear - mental health issues Read more

Mar 24 2017
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Totally. It’s fetishization, plain and simple. “Black lady” is her cosplay character.

Mar 22 2017
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Aren’t any of our “firsts” inspiring when we’re still vastly underrepresented - whether in the STEM fields or other intellectual professions? Being able to literally see people like yourself in aspirational positions helps you feel more confident in your own endeavors and ambitions, as a kid (and fuck it - yep, as an Read more

Mar 21 2017
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You realize you’re on a site devoted to “black news, opinions, politics and culture”, essentially telling someone their opinion isn’t valid. They wrote the article, setting forth a point of view - I think it’s you that needs to move on, my friend. And maybe consider why someone expressing dissatisfaction at homophobia Read more

Mar 21 2017
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So, I keep reading the first line of your comment over and over again and Im pretty much close to tears because its one of the most true, well-worded things I think Ive ever read. You put into words what Ive felt since I was a kid, and what still troubles me every time I go to a mainstream gay bar or interact with Read more

Mar 21 2017
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Nor can I chose to be straight tomorrow. And if you think that gay issues cant be black issues, might I suggest a simple Google search regarding black men who have sex with men and HIV rates. Perhaps if we worked on our own communitys homophobia we could bring those down...

Mar 18 2017
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Could be ok - as long as Freedom’s shirt is off. Assuming, of course, that’s still a pretty sight.

Dec 8 2016
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I’d go as far as to say Top 2, if only because it was on forever. And there truly was something for everyone - not just straight dudes. There was plenty of underwear model type guy eye candy (I was partial to the Australian). I was also the weirdo that liked the middle aged furry daddy that played second fiddle to the Read more

Oct 1 2016
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Well, to be fair, this and the Dick Cavett part of A Nightmare on Elm Street Part III. Read more

Aug 5 2016
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The only things stories like this make me do is miss the shit of out of Whitney and get really, really sad. Even once THE voice was gone, she was still better than most and she could have been a testament to resilience. Oh, Whitney. :( Read more

Jul 15 2016
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Shit like this really makes me realize how hard I need to check my male privilege. I’d read articles about this legislation (I’m in IL, so we got wind of it), and of course was appalled. However, seeing your comment just now really just got me fucking angry. What the everloving fuck? This guy wanted women to be Read more