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Jason Johnson Jason Johnson Nov 14, 2018. 21 comments

How Stan Lee, Creator of Black Panther, Taught a Generation of Black Nerds About Race, Art and Activism

How Stan Lee, Creator of Black Panther, Taught a Generation of Black Nerds About Race, Art and Activism

When I was a kid, I didn’t live close enough to a comic book shop to get there on my bike. My parents would have to take me to Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax, Va., and I’d get my comics off the old spinner racks at Waldenbooks. As the years went on and specialty comic shops opened, my friends and I had a comic book ritual of sorts.

Matt, Jeff and I would borrow one of our parents’ cars, drive out...

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Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Apr 04, 2018.

I Love Boobs And You Love Boobs...So Why Can't We Love Boobs Together?

I Love Boobs And You Love Boobs...So Why Can't We Love Boobs Together?

You know what's great? Boobs. Do you know how I know they're great? Because nearly everybody loves them. Men love them. They make us happy. Women love them? They are orbs worthy of appreciation. Everybody can appreciate curves it seems. Even kids love them. They remind them of pillows. And who doesn't love pillows? Have you ever in your life met somebody and you said, "hey do you like...

Danielle Young Danielle Young Jan 12, 2018.

Watch: The Last Dragon’s Taimak Talks Appropriation vs. Appreciation Within Black and Asian Cultures

Watch: The Last Dragon’s Taimak Talks Appropriation vs. Appreciation Within Black and Asian Cultures

The Last Dragon is a cult-classic film that features ridiculous stereotypes flipped on their head. We got to see Chinese men talking like they’re auditioning for the latest blaxploitation film, and Bruce Leroy himself adopt a quiet and quirky kung-fu-master attitude.

With all of the culture swapping going on, my favorite video producer and editor from Splinter, Joon Chung, and I decided to get...

Panama Jackson Panama Jackson Jan 06, 2018. 14 comments

If You’re Reading This, Thank You for Everything (and Also for Reading This)

If You’re Reading This, Thank You for Everything (and Also for Reading This)

On a macro level and, I think, by most objective measures, 2017 was a fairly shitty year. I don’t have the time or disposition to run down everything that went wrong, but in a nutshell: Our president sucks, Congress sucks, our white electorate sucks, white people keep white-folkin’, we lost a bevy of great people and women had to get men out of there at an alarming clip. That’s the macro...

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