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The “When Was The Last Time Your Parents Beat Your Ass” Roundtable

VSB contributors share stories about the last time some dumb-ass shit forced their parents to say "this is gonna hurt me more than it hurts you." (Which we all now know was a LIE!!!!!)

The Five Best Parts Of Lean On Me That Didn’t Involve Crack

The crack scene was great. These scenes are even greater

Lebron James Wants You To Hurry Up With His Damn Croissants

Lebron James is God, apparently

The Black Movie Solidarity Struggle

Can we support Black movies and be critical of them at the same damn time? OR do we have to appreciate the fact that they exist above all else?

PJ and The Playlist Thursdays, Vol. 3

Another installment of Playlist Thursdays. What are you listening to these days?

T-Pain Outchea Singin’ Without Auto-Tune And Sounding Good!

T-Pain sings. Without auto-tune. See what happens.

My Street Harassment Story

Instead of putting so much energy into defending your right to holla, ask a woman -- any woman -- to tell you a street harassment story. And listen.

Love & Hip Hop Hollywood Ep. 7 Recap: Why Is Ray J Still Here?

In this episode of LHH Hollywood, Ray J Da Gawd does more stupid shit, Hazel does more stupid shit, Teairra has a heart where a heart don't want her, and Soulja Boy acts like a Soulja Man?

Why I Love NBA Basketball (…And Why You Don’t If You Don’t)

On loving the NBA for what it is, and what it isn't

Fireball Whiskey Has Some Stuff In It That They Use To Make Anti-Freeze. So?

If you drink Fireball Whiskey, you've been drinking the stuff they use to make anti-freeze. Panic!! Right? Naw. You've probably drunk much worse.

Five Black Superheroes We Need To See

Hopefully coming to a theater near you

The Dear White People Roundtable

Dear White People, discussed


REMINISICE HIP HOP COSTUME PARTY this Saturday, November 1st at Liv Nightclub in Washington, DC!

The Definitive Ranking Of Black Male Hairstyles

Who's first? (And who's worst?)

Explaining White People, Part 3: Obnoxious Halloween Costumes

I was supposed to explain why this happens, right? Well, I’m exhausted now. Um, in-groups and cultural misunderstanding and antiquated notions of what racism means. Needing to belong. Faux self-deprecation. Ionno, bruh. Hip hop is dead.

Dear Black People: Please Stop Spreading The Lie That “Bad” Blacks Are Holding “Good” Blacks Back

Because making blanket negative statements about (relatively) powerless and voiceless people is just as bad as what you're accusing these powerless and voiceless people of

A Second-By-Second Recap Of Momma Dee’s “I Deserve”

Momma Dee (of Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta fame), aka Live-Action Scar, created a song, and made a video for this song. This song is called "I Deserve." You will now watch a video for this song and read a recap of the video, because it's been a long week and you deserve to be entertained by this

“Harlem Nights” and Other Negro Viewing Requirements

When I encounter someone old enough to understand the case against colored contacts who doesn’t know about Miss Celie’s Folkspants, I make a mental note of the exits. This is not a motherfucker I need to be in an elevator with.

Black-ish, The Best Black Sitcom…Ever?

All things considered, I've seen enough to say that Black-ish could end up being the best Black sitcom ever.

On Seattle Quarterback Russell Wilson Not Being “Black Enough”

There's enough space in Black America for Blacks more comfortable around Black people and doing things traditionally associated with Black culture, and those more comfortable doing other things