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I live in a constant state of early 90s.
When college rock was good, and black people were still on TV.



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     Online gay dating: Masc vs. Fem

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Most gay men already know that the more masculine you present online, the more interest you will attract.  I’ve always known that, aside from being Black, my hair was the greatest deterrent to online dating, which is why I stopped doing it altogether.  I recently signed on for a few weeks  to put some real numbers to it and the results are pretty interesting.  Predictable, but still interesting.

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4:00 pm  •  13 March 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| scruff| grindr| gay| gay dating| online dating| me| nyc|

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     Harlem explosion proves Gawker White Folks are indeed the worst.

A building exploded in East Harlem earlier this morning due to a gas leak, and at the time of this post, at least 2 are confirmed dead with more expected.  Gawker posted the story and they’ve been updating it as new information is made available.  These are just some screencaps I snagged from the comments, because you know, jokes are cool and everything.

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12:44 pm  •  12 March 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| harlem| white people| gawker| nyc| news|

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     Malcolm X too “violent” for school assignment.

I’m a little late, but this is the first I’ve heard about a story from last month in Queens where students were told they couldn’t do a report on Malcolm X because he was “violent.”  

Even if the teachers were giving students the correct impression (which they weren’t), exactly how many white historical figures have been banned for being “violent?”  Riiiiiight.  That’s what I thought.

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(Source: afrikan-mapambano, via reverseracism)

6:00 pm  •  10 March 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| malcolm x| black history| race| racism| education| nyc|

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     RE: Gentrification

Lest y’all had the notion that I thought the hipsters and artists were completely blameless in the situation from my previous post…

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I lived in a gentrified building in Bushwick for about 6 months and I felt awful.  I swore I’d never do it again, and I still haven’t.  I’d rather live in a shoebox in Manhattan with my conscience intact than a spacious spread in East New York with a fancy new dishwasher when I know someone’s family had to relocate to Brownsville or Jamaica or Nassau County to make that apartment available for renovation.

7:58 pm  •  8 March 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| gentrification| nyc| race| brooklyn|

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     Greedy landlords and the ugly side of gentrification.

One of my friends lives in a rent-stabilized apartment building in Clinton Hill with his mother and sister.  There’s a hole in his ceiling where dripping water from the apartment above has eaten through, but no one has lived in the apartment upstairs in about a year.  The previous tenants were bought out by the landlords, and when my friend and his family refused to take the offer, the dripping started.  He thinks the landlord started the drip to force them out and is refusing to patch the hole because he wants to renovate the building and raise the rent.

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That is the ugly side of gentrification and here’s another story from Gothamist:

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3:00 pm  •  8 March 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| brooklyn| spike lee| gentrification| nyc| income inequality| news|

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     It’s……51 degrees outside.

 

BRB, running naked through Central Park real quick.

1:08 pm  •  8 March 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| nyc| weather| winter| gif reaction|

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     NY churches offering “Ashes to Go” to kick off Lent.

You know, in case you’re too busy to actually go to church and think about your sins and whatnot, you can just get some dirt rubbed on your face outside the subway station.  Presto!  There’s your lil Christian Badge to wear for the rest of the day, reminding us sinners how close to the Lord you are while we walk around all indecent with our naked foreheads hanging out.  

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12:02 pm  •  5 March 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| ash wednesday| religion| news| christians| lent| nyc|

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     This winter really is shitty. Don’t tell me to suck it up.

Two things I have really come to hate since my vacation to California:

  • Snow, specifically snow in NYC.
  • Native Northerners who say “oh you’re from the South, so of course you can’t handle the winter here.”

No, bitch.  This really is a shitty winter, like the fourth worst ever, so please collect yourself and your belongings on your way out of my face. 

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8:00 pm  •  1 March 2014  •   Let's talk about what you think.

| nyc| rant| weather| winter| me|

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