Tagged “blackness”

The Kind of #Columbusing I Don’t Mind

Panama recently had a conversation with a co-worker about race after she discovered that racism's still alive, they just be concealing it. Here's how the conversation went.

VSB Presents: The #Blackest Name In America Tournament – And The Winner Is…

After a week and change of voting and debate, we've finally got our winner! It wasn't an easy battle and many of us questioned everything we knew about what constituted a Black name. But there can only be one. And we've got it today.

VSB Presents: The #BlackestName In America Tournament – CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND

It's all come down to the final two: D'Brickashaw vs Va'Shaundya. Ap'ostrophes. Multiple Capital lettErs. Random words. The VSB crew weighs in along with some others! Join in and vote for the #blackest name!

VSB Presents: The #BlackestName In America Tournament – THE FINAL FOUR

We started from the bottom now we're here...at the Final Four to determine the #BlackestName in America. Vote well. Your vote counts.

Brunch, Deconstructed

Damn the selfies and White pants. Give me the mimosas, french toast, cheese grits, chicken, steak, well-priced, socially-accepted, brunchy gluttony, and hard-ass pants-free naps under the fan.

VSB Presents: The #BlackestName in America Tournament – The Elite 8

We're down to the Elite 8 in the #BlackName tournament. We've reached legit #blackexcellence. Get your vote on until 11am tomorrow morning as we parade towards the Final 4!

VSB Presents: The #blackestname in America Tournament, The Sweet 16 (Pt. 2)

In the time it takes for Beyoncé to drink some wowdamelm, at least two Sharkeishas and one Dontelmo...

Testing Your Blackness Through Spades, Episode #26: How Many Books Do You Count?

The homie Luvvie posted this to her Facebook wall yesterday, asking how many books we saw here. ...

On Being Black and Having It Both Ways In The Mainstream Media

[VSB Note: Today I'm handing off the podium to Shamira aka Sham-wow who said to me I've got an idea ...

It’s A Black Thing?: What Had Happened Was…

Hello. I have a question. Like a real one too. I'm going to ask this for education purposes, i...

40 Million Ways To Be Black. What’s Yours?

While talking to Panama a couple weeks ago about the reaction to the post about Pharrell's GIRL ...

Shit Bougie Black People Love: Intentionally Overtipping

If you talk to enough BBP in your travels, you’ll soon find they tend to share a hyper-awareness...

To Be Young, Gifted, Urban, and Employed

Because most of us can read, most of us have jobs. Or at least have had jobs. And because most o...

On Loving And Defending Black Names…Until They Get A Bit Too Black

If you're Black and you have a Black friend who happens to teach at a predominately Black school...

10 Reasons Why I’m Blacker Than You

I'm Black. I know, I know, I know. It's quite a surprise. I carry an oversized beige murse at...